Boys and girls high school basketball teams from around the state will converge on the Civic Center beginning today for the annual Hoops Classic.
Eight games are on tap for both today and Saturday, with the action beginning at 9 a.m. each day. The final games are scheduled to tip off at 8 p.m.
On the boys side, a pair of notable games are scheduled for today - Winfield vs. Wheeling Park at 5 p.m., and Riverside vs. Capital at 8. Saturday's top boys games see Nitro battling Magnolia at 6:30 p.m. and South Charleston facing University at 8.
The marquee girls game of the event takes place Saturday, when Class AAA No. 8 George Washington faces St. Albans at 5 p.m.
Tickets for the Classic are $5 for first grade and up and cover the entire day's session of games. For a complete schedule, see Page 2B.
MU WOMEN WIN: A solid defensive effort helped guide the Marshall women's basketball team to a 52-46 win over Furman on Thursday at the Cam Henderson Center in Huntington.
Norrisha Victrum went 7 for 7 from the free throw line and led Marshall (6-5) with 13 points and three assists. Erica Woods followed with eight points and seven rebounds. Marshall's defense forced the Paladins into 20 turnovers. Furman (3-7) was led by Holli Wilkins with 10 points.