Basketball tourney pushed back
The second annual Bonner Springs Metro Prep Tipoff Classic, which was originally scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 has been pushed back a day because of bad weather.
The tournament will now begin Friday, Dec. 9.
"I really would've rather played today," said Bonner Springs athletic director and girls basketball coach Garold Baker about noon on Thursday. "But it ended up working out OK because we'll get everyone back. Believe it or not, I got all 16 teams to confirm for Wednesday."
Wednesday, Dec. 14 will mark the date of the tournament's championship games. And because all 16 teams - eight boys and eight girls - expressed the desire to come back, the tournament will be played out all the way to seventh and eighth place as originally scheduled.
The first two rounds of the tournament will be played on Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10. First-round games scheduled for Thursday will be played Friday in the Thursday time slots. Saturday's contests will follow the original Saturday time schedule but will be second round games instead of championship games.
Wednesday's action will begin at 3 p.m. with the third-place games being played at both the district's Physical Education Center and the BSHS gymnasium.
The seventh-place games will follow at 4:45 p.m., followed by the fifth-place games at 6:30 p.m. and the championship games at 8:15 p.m.
"This may end up being better for us," Baker said. "With the weather the way it is, I'm not sure how our crowds would've been. Now, we have the chance to get some good crowds there on Wednesday for the championship games."
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