A total of 10 girls' basketball teams and nine boys' squads will take to the court beginning Thursday at the annual Simpson High School Basketball Tournament.
Action kicks off Thursday at 3:30 p.m. with two games, a matchup between the Simpson Lady Broncos and the Evans Lady Eagles in the old gym and a boys' contest between Hornbeck and Fairview in the new gym.
Three more games will take place on Thursday, all in the new gym, including one girls' matchup and two boys' outings.
Two more games will be played in the old gym on Friday, both of which are on the girls' side. Two girls' games will be played in the new gym, along with two boys' games as action tips off at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday action will begin at noon, with all four semifinals to be played, along with the championship games. The girls' title game is set for a 6:30 p.m. start, with the boys' finals to begin at 8 p.m.
The girls' tournament features 10 teams — Simpson, Evans, Anacoco, Fairview, Rapides, Oak Hill, Hornbeck, Hicks, Grace Christian and Florien. The boys' bracket has nine teams as Simpson, Oak Hill, Hicks, Evans, Florien, Anacoco, Rapides, Hornbeck and Fairview will be competing.
Here is the schedule for the annual Simpson High School Basketball Tournament:
Thursday, Nov. 6
Game 1: Simpson vs. Evans (girls, old gym), 3:30 p.m.
Game 2: Hornbeck vs. Fairview (boys, new gym), 3:30 p.m.
Game 3: Anacoco vs. Rapides (boys, new gym), 5 p.m.
Game 4: Fairvew vs. Anacoco (girls, new gym), 6:30 p.m.
Game 5: Simpson vs. Oak Hill (boys, new gym), 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 7
Game 6: Oak Hill vs. Hornbeck (girls, old gym), 3:30 p.m.
Game 7: Grace Christian vs. Florien (girls, new gym), 3:30 p.m.
Game 8: Evans vs. Florien (boys, new gym), 5 p.m.
Game 9: Hicks vs. Game 4 winner (girls, old gym), 5 p.m.
Game 10: Game 1 winner vs. Rapides (girls, new gym), 6:30 p.m.
Game 11: Game 5 winner vs. Hicks (boys, new gym), 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 8
(all games in new gym)
Game 12: Game 11 winner vs. Game 8 winner (boys' semifinals), Noon.
Game 13: Game 10 winner vs. Game 6 winner (girls' semifinals), 1:30 p.m.
Game 14: Game 9 winner vs. Game 7 winner (girls' semifinals), 3 p.m.
Game 15: Game 3 winner vs. Game 2 winner (boys' semifinals), 4:30 p.m.
Game 16: Game 13 winner vs. Game 14 winner (girls' championship), 6:30 p.m.
Game 17: Game 12 winner vs. Game 15 winner (boys' championship), 8 p.m.