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Area basketball teams headed to holiday tournaments around the state

Nine of the 10 Shelby County high school basketball teams will chase holiday tournament titles through the end of 2021.

Only Shelbyville’s boys basketball program is not participating in a holiday tournament this season.

Here is a look at upcoming holiday tournament featuring Shelby County basketball programs.

Boys basketball

Franklin County Tournament

The four-team tournament takes place Wednesday.

In the opening game at 10:30 a.m., Seton Catholic (7-1) faces the host Wildcats (3-2).



The second semifinal features Hamilton Heights (2-3) and Triton Central (4-2).

The consolation game tips off at 4 p.m. The championship game is at 8 p.m.

Morristown Tournament

Morristown is hosting a 7-team tournament at the Bee Hive on Dec. 29 and Dec. 30.

The athletic department is still configuring the tournament with the hope of adding an eighth team to complete the field.



Currently scheduled to compete are South Dearborn (4-1), New Washington (1-2), Randolph Southern (2-2), South Ripley (2-2), Class 2A, No. 5 Covenant Christian (4-1), 2A No. 16 Clinton Prairie (5-0) and Morristown (0-5).

Bulldog Holiday Classic

At Monrovia, eight teams will take part in the two-day tournament starting Dec. 28.

The opening game pits Tri-West (2-1) against the host Bulldogs (2-2).



Southwestern (2-2) takes the court at approximately 10:30 a.m. against Mitchell (4-1). If Southwestern wins, it will face the winner of the Tri-West/Monrovia game. If Southwestern loses, it will face the loser of the Tri-West/Monrovia game.

Danville (3-1) follows against Greenwood Christian (2-4).

Milan (0-5) closes out the opening round against 2A No. 22 Tipton (3-2).

Batesville Tournament

In a one-day tournament Dec. 30, Waldron (3-2) kicks off the action at 10 a.m. against Batesville (1-4).



The other semifinal matchup pits Jennings County (4-1) against 3A No. 5 North Harrison (4-0).

The consolation game tips at 4 p.m. with the championship game following at 6 p.m.

Girls basketball

Valparaiso Tournament

Shelbyville will travel north for a second-straight season to compete in Valparaiso.

The four-team tournament tips off at 11 a.m. Thursday with Knox (6-5) taking on 4A No. 13 Valparaiso (9-1).



Shelbyville (7-5) follows at approximately 1 p.m. against 2A No. 3 South Central (Union Mills) (12-0) – one of nine girls basketball teams still unbeaten this season.

The consolation game is at 6 p.m. with the championship game to follow.

Triton Central Tournament

Triton Central is hosting an 8-team tournament on Dec. 28 and Dec. 29.

On Dec. 28 at 9 a.m., 2A No. 4 Triton Central (11-1) hosts Franklin County (7-6).

Southport (7-5) follows against Northeastern (4-8).



Triton Central would face either the winner or loser of Southport/Northeastern based on its outcome against Franklin County.

At approximately noon, Elkhart (6-5) battles Danville (6-3).

The final pairing pits Class A, No. 4 Jac-Cen-Del (10-2) against Heritage Christian (6-5).

Triton Central will host junior varsity games as well with seven of the eight games played in its fieldhouse.

Triton Central’s junior varsity will play at noon in the fieldhouse on Dec. 28 against Franklin County. The Tigers return Dec. 29 for a 1 p.m. game in the main gym against Danville.

Cambridge City Classic

Morristown travels east on Dec. 30 for the four-team tournament in Cambridge City.

The opening game Dec. 30 pits Milan (3-9) at Cambridge City Lincoln (0-8).



The second semifinal features Randolph Southern (5-6) and Morristown (5-6).

The consolation game is set for 6 p.m. with the championship game to follow.

Edinburgh Holiday Classic

The 8-team tournament opens Tuesday in Edinburgh and concludes Wednesday.

The opening game Tuesday has the host Lancers (7-4) taking on Believe Circle City.

Knightstown (1-11) follows against Lutheran (2-7).



The bottom half of the bracket has Hagerstown (3-4) facing South Dearborn (1-11) and South Ripley (7-6) against Southwestern (4-6).

A Southwestern win would advance the Spartans into the semifinal round at 8 p.m. against the winner of the Hagerstown/South Dearborn game.

A Southwestern loss would set up an 8 p.m. loser’s bracket game in the auxiliary gym against the loser of the Hagerstown/South Dearborn game.

The tournament championship game is slated for 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Waldron Tournament

Waldron (10-0), the top team in Class A, will open its tournament on Dec. 28 at 9 a.m. against Batesville (2-9).



The other semifinal pits Union County (5-3) against Blackford (5-2).

The consolation game is set for 2:30 p.m.

The championship game tips off at 6 p.m.