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Area teams ready for Pepsi Classic

on Tuesday, 19 December 2017. Posted in News, Local News, Sports

Area teams ready for Pepsi Classic
WEST FLORENCE COACH PETE ELLIS, RIGHT, SPEAKS AT PRESS CONFERENCE HELD AT BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

The lineup and tournament pairings for the upcoming Carolina Classic basketball tournament were announced at a press conference on Dec. 13 at the Florence Boys and Girls Club.

The 32nd Annual Pepsi-Carolina Classic, presented by McDonald’s will be held on Dec. 26, 27, 28 and 29 at West Florence High School gymnasium.

The Carolina Classic began in 1986 after the recommendation of volunteer Tony Collier and support of Boys and Girls Club executive director Rufus McDonald. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Florence generously co-sponsored the event.

Since 1987, The Pepsi Carolina Classic has been directed and organized by a committee of local volunteers and business leaders. Since the 2011 tournament, McDonald’s has assumed the Presenting Sponsorship role.

The West Florence Knights were tournament champions for 2016 and Sherron Wright Jr. of West Florence was Most Valuable Player.

The 2017 tournament features 12 teams. The pairings are:

• Tuesday, Dec. 28

Game 1 - Darlington vs. Crestwood at 2:15 p.m.

Game 2 - Lake City vs. Marion at 4 p.m.

Game 3 - South Florence vs. Cheraw at 5:45 p.m.

Game 4 - West Florence vs. Timmonsville at 7:30 p.m.

• Wednesday Dec. 27

Game 5 - Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 at 11:15 a.m.

Game 6 - Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 at 1 p.m.

Game 7 - Hartsville vs. winner Game 3 at 2:45 p.m.

Game 8 - Hemingway vs. Winner Game 2 at 4:30 p.m.

Game 9 - Trinity-Byrnes vs. Loser Game 10 at 6:15 p.m.

Game 10 - North Augusta vs. Winner Game 4 at 8 p.m.

• Thursday, Dec. 28

Game 11 - Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 at 12:30 p.m.

Game 12 - Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8 at 2:15 p.m.

Game 13 - Loser Game 9 vs. Loser Game 10 at 4 p.m.

Game 14 - Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 at 5:45 p.m.

Game 15 - Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10 at 7:30 p.m.

• Friday, Dec. 29

Game 16 - Loser Game 12 vs. Loser Game 13 at 12:30 p.m.

Game 17 - Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 at 2:15 p.m.

Game 18 - Winner Game 12 vs. Winner Game 13 at 4 p.m.

Game 19 - Loser Game 14 vs. Loser Game 15 at 5:45 p.m.

Championship Game - Winner game 14 vs. Winner Game 15 at 7:30 p.m.

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