by: Scott McCaulley
The two big annual Holiday High School Basketball Tournaments coming up in Springfield have been seeded and schedules released. Information involving the Lakes Area Teams:
Blue and Gold
The Blue and Gold Tournament returns to the Missouri State University Campus from December 26-29. Branson, Hollister, and Reeds Spring are again in the tournament with Branson and Hollister in the Blue Division and Reeds Spring in the Gold. Opening Round Match-Ups for the area teams feature Branson taking on Nixa with Hollister matching up with Fair Grove at Hammons Center with Reeds Spring playing Mansfield at JQH Arena. Parkview and Catholic are the top seeds in the tournament.
Pink and White
The Pink and White Lady Classic takes place at Drury University and will also run December 26-29. Blue Eye and Branson are the two Lakes Area Teams involved in this year’s tournament with the Lady Bulldogs matching up with Kickapoo and the Lady Pirates with taking on Parkview, both at Weiser Gym. Both Lakes Area Schools are in the Pink Bracket in which Strafford is the top seed.