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December 26, 2012

Full slate ahead

Williamsburg's Second Annual Holiday Tournament begins Thursday

WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets will play the role of holiday hosts when their Second Annual Holiday Tournament tips off Thursday at 1 p.m.

A full slate of games are on tap for the first day of the three-day event.

The Yellow Jackets will get things started when they face Heritage, Tenn., at 1 p.m. Thursday, followed by a 3 p.m. game between Knox Central and Buckhorn.

The winner of the Williamsburg/Heritage, Tenn., game will be awarded with another game at 5 p.m. against Upperman, Tenn., who has the best record heading into the tournament at 11-2 on the season.

As for the tournament and the excitement that goes along with it, Williamsburg coach Patrick Robinson said everyone involved is excited for things to get started. With his team having only played five games this season, just to get on the court will be welcomed on his side of things.

“We are very excited about our Second Annual Holiday Tournament,” Robinson said. “We feel we have a great field this year and we’re excited about it being a true tournament bracket this year.”

Knox Central is sitting at 6-4 on the season and took part in the Pigeon Forge Winterfest Tournament this past weekend. The Panthers are hoping to have two key components back by the time things get started in Williamsburg.

Starting point guard Matthew Barger missed action in Pigeon Forge due to a hamstring injury while big-man Tobie Merida was slowed down by a stomach virus.

Buckhorn is 6-5 and is coming off a 1-2 showing in the Peoples Bank Classic at Madison Southern this past weekend. The Wildcats suffered losses to South Laurel and East Jessamine before knocking off Sayre in the consolation round.

Williamsburg sits at 2-3 with its wins coming against Lynn Camp and Garrard County while first round foe Heritage, Tenn., will come into the tournament with a 1-9 mark.

In case you don’t want to spend your entire evening watching basketball, you’re in luck since the latest starting time for the tournament is 5 p.m. each of the three days, with the championship game taking place at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Robinson said he’s hoping for good crowds throughout the tournament and invited the entire community to come out and show their support as the Yellow Jackets try to get things back on track.

“We would love for everyone to come out and watch some quality basketball games,” he said. “We’ll have plenty of games to choose from and I think the games are going to be evenly-matched. “We have the bracket online at, so everyone can make plans to attend.”

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