The Little General Shootout at the Big House has expanded its lineup.
The late-season high school basketball showcase at the Charleston Civic Center has turned into a two-day event, starting at 11 a.m. today with a boys middle school game.
Before it's over, 16 games will be played - boys and girls high school and boys middle school - with a dozen state-ranked high school teams on display, as well as an appearance by Huntington St. Joe Prep on Wednesday morning (see schedule, Page 2B).
Two of the more-interesting games today find Charleston Catholic's boys, last year's Class A runner-up, taking on Class AA-ranked Westside at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Two games prior to that features a pair of girls state finals teams from last season - five-time-defending Class A champ St. Joseph against AAA Logan at about 6:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, besides the addition of nationally ranked Huntington Prep versus Riverside Christian (N.C.), the card features the No. 1-ranked girls AAA team in West Virginia, Parkersburg South, taking on George Washington at 5:30 p.m.
Other games of interest pit AAA No. 2 South Charleston against Flora MacDonald (N.C.) in a boys game at 4 p.m., and Woodrow Wilson versus Parkersburg South in a boys matchup of AAA-ranked teams at approximately 8:30 p.m.
All tickets are priced at $7 each day for a full day of basketball.
Glenville State's Kevin Gray has been named the Mountain East Conference men's basketball player of the week after leading the Pioneers to three league wins last week. Gray averaged 19.3 points for the Pioneers in wins over Fairmont State and Urbana.
Glenville State's Kenyona Simmons has been named the Mountain East Conference women's basketball player of the week after helping the Pioneers to three victories and securing their first MEC regular season championship.
Simmons averaged 16.3 points and five rebounds in victories over Fairmont State, Urbana, and Notre Dame College.