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Woods tourney focuses on JV, ninth grade teams

The 24th annual Donell Woods Basketball Tournament is Saturday. The tournament showcases junior varsity and ninth grade teams.
In the boys division, teams from Bradwell Institute, Liberty County, Johnson, Jenkins, Windsor Forest and New Hampstead will compete.

The girls division features Bradwell, Liberty, Camden County, Brunswick, Wayne County and New Hampstead teams.
The games will be played at the gyms at Bradwell, and Snelson-Golden and Lewis Frasier middle schools.

The tournament is named after former Bradwell basketball coach Donell Woods, who, at the young age of 40, succumbed to cancer. He began his coaching career as the football coach of the old Liberty County High School and was honored posthumously by having the new football stadium at the new LCHS named after him.

The games are open and free to the public.

10 a.m: New Hampstead girls vs. Bradwell girls (girls game 3)
11:15: Jenkins boys vs. Bradwell boys (boys game 3)
12:30 p.m: Girls game 4 — the winners of games 1 and 2
1:45: Boys game 4 — the winners of games 1 and 2
3: Girls championship game (game 6)
4:15: Boys championship game (game 6)

10 a.m: Liberty girls vs. Brunswick girls (girls game 1)
11:15: Camden girls vs. Wayne County (girls game 2)
12:30 p.m: Girls game 5 — losers of games 1 and 2
1:45: girls game 7 — losers of games 3 and 5

Lewis Frasier Middle School
10 a.m: Liberty boys vs. Windsor Forest (boys game 1)
11:15: Johnson boys vs. New Hampstead boys (boys game 2)
12:30 p.m: Boys game 5 — losers of games 1 and 2
1:45: Boys game 7 — losers of games 3 and 5

Bracket play begins at 12:30 p.m. at all three locations.
The championship games will be played at Bradwell. The girls championship game is tentatively set for 3 p.m. and the boys’ for 4:15.

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