Glen Rose Lions Club hosts high school basketball tournament

Melissa Holmes|@LissaCHolmes mholmes@theglenrosereporter.com Staff Writer

GLEN ROSE - The Glen Rose Lions Club will be hosting its 2015 invitational basketball tournaments over the weekends of Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 10-12 on the Glen Rose High School campus. The invitational will feature high school girls’ and boys’ varsity basketball teams from Glen Rose and the surrounding areas.

First up is the girls’ tournament with tip-off beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3. The 12 teams will face off in a four-pool-round-robin-style tournament, with three teams participating in each pool. The Lady Tigers will play Thursday at 2 and 5 p.m. Other times will be determined based on how they fare during pool play.

The championship game between the pool A/B winners and the pool C/D winners will take place on Saturday Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. All games will be played in Tiger Arena.

The following high school girls’ varsity teams are scheduled to participate:

Glen Rose, Burleson Centennial, China Springs, Ft. Worth Christian, Granbury, Hamilton, Muenster, Midlothian Heritage, Peaster, Pilot Point, Stephenville and West.

Tip-off for the boys’ tournament will be 8 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10 in Tiger Arena. The boys’ tournament will also be a four-pool-round-robin-style tournament, but with four or five teams in each pool. The Runnin’ Tigers will play Thursday at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and Friday at 2 p.m. Other times be determined based on how they do during pool play. The boys’ championship game will be be based on bracket style elimination and will be played Saturday, Dec 12 at 4:30 p.m. Games will be played in both the Tiger Arena and the Red Gym located inside the high school and next to the Band Hall.

The following high school boys’ varsity teams are scheduled to participate:

Glen Rose, Keene, Lorena, Stephenville, Joshua, San Angelo Central, Ft. Worth Christian, Gatesville, Lake Worth, Midlothian Heritage, Waco Robinson, China Springs, Life Oak, Godley, Mineral Wells, Maypearl, and West.

The event is being sponsored by over 60 local businesses, including Luminant, First Financial Bank and Chalk Mountain. All proceeds from the tournament will be used to support over 30 organizations/charities in the Glen Rose/Somervell County area that the Lions Club contributes to. The funds will also be go towards the humanitarian entities of Lions Club International. In addition to supporting these local organizations the club hands out eight -five academic and three vocational- $1000 scholarships to deserving seniors at Glen Rose High School and provides $2500 towards glasses for needy youth and adults.

Tickets are $5 per day or $10 for a tournament pass.

If you are unable to attend the tournament you can get up-to-date scores on all the games at KOME 95.3 FM or the Lions Club website: http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/glenrose/.