Ashe County High School Athletics Director and men's basketball coach Marc Payne has released the field for The Colvard Oil Holiday Classic that will be played at Huskies Gymnasium this season in West Jefferson, NC.
This year's tournament will feature a different look with a men's and women's team from Australia, and a men's team from the state of Florida joining the fray. Ironically, all of those teams answered an ad Payne placed on the internet advetising his tournament.
"I was just looking for some teams to fill our field," Payne said. "So, I just placed an ad on the North Carolina Coaches Association website. And those teams notified me about wanting to play here. We've been blessed with some very good teams playing in our tournament over the years, and we look forward to these teams from Australia and Florida joining us this season."
The field will feature four men's teams: Ashe County, Hibriten, Australia and Northside Chrisian School from St. Petersburg, FL., and four women's teams: Ashe County and Hibriten, Australia and North Forsyth from Winston-Salem.
The two-day tournament begins Wednesday, December 28 and concludes on Thursday, December 29.
Northside Christian School – St. Petersburg, Fla.
The brackets will be setup later, but gametimes will be as follows...
Wednesday, December 28
4:00pm Girls game
5:30pm Boys game
7:00pm Girls game
8:30pm Boys game
Thursday, December 29
3:00pm Third Place – Girls game
4:30pm Third Place – Boys game
6:00pm Championship - Girls game
7:30pm Championship – Boys game