Salem Thanksgiving Tournament Pairings Released(SALEM) - The Salem Lady Wildcats basketball team will host their 12th annual Thanksgiving Tournament beginning November 15th.
With perennial winner Edwardsville gone, a new champion will be crowned.
Coach Janet Holst will be looking for her 10th straight 20 win season coming off a 29-5 year and a Super Sectional trip last year. Without all-stater Katie Meador, plenty of talent will be called upon to share the load, and should see the Lady Wildcats not miss much of a beat.
Salem will be joined in Pool B alongside Centralia, Highland and tournament newby Teutopolis. In Pool A, Belleville East, Carlyle, Civic Memorial and Olney.
Salem will open up on the second night against the rival Annies at 8pm. The Lady Cats then wrap up pool play on Saturday with a noon game against Highland and 8:30 contest against the Wooden Shoes.
Centralia will play T-Town at 1:30 and Highland at 7.
The tournament will finish up on Saturday, November 24th with a full day of games finishing with the championship.
Thursday, November 15:
-- 6:30 Belleville East v. Olney
-- 8:00 Highland v. Teutopolis
Friday, November 16:
-- 6:30 Carlyle v. Civic Memorial
-- 8:00 Salem v. Centralia
Saturday, November 17:
-- 9:00 Olney v. Civic Memorial
-- 10:30 Belleville East v. Carlyle
-- 12:00 Salem v. Highland
-- 1:30 Centralia v. Teutopolis
-- 4:00 Carlyle v. Olney
-- 5:30 Civic Memorial v. Belleville East
-- 7:00 Centralia v. Highland
-- 8:30 Salem v. Teutopolis
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