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Springfield College To Host 10th Annual Spalding HoopHall Classic Jan. 14-17 in Blake Arena

Springfield College Set to Host 2011 Spalding HoopHall Classic Springfield College -- January 11, 2011 – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced that it will be hosting its 10th Annual Spalding Hoophall Classic from January 14 to January 17 at Springfield College’s Blake Arena. The Classic will coincide with Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.

The Classic includes some of the nation’s very best high school teams, with a total of 46 schools represented. Some 24 games will be played from Friday, January 14 to Monday, Jan. 17.

There will be five games played on the first day of competition, three girls’ games and two boys’ games, beginning at 3:00 pm.

On Saturday, seven boys’ games will be played beginning at 11:00 am. On Sunday, there will be six boys’ games beginning at 11:00 am. Sunday will also include a Skills Challenge in Blake Arena. And on Monday, the Classic will conclude with six more boys’ games beginning at 9:00 am.

The Skills Challenge is a fan-friendly event showcasing the players’ skill and athleticism, including a slam-dunk contest, a 3-point shootout, and a 2-ball competition.

For advance tickets, one may call 413-231-5513 or visit the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Advance tickets are on sale through January 12, 2011. Game-day tickets may be purchased the day of the games at Springfield College beginning one hour prior to the start of the first game.

Ticket prices are:
adults -- $15.00;
students/youth (defined as 18 and under) – $10.00;
under 5 – free.

All patrons that present a Big Y World Class Market Savings Card will receive a $1.00 discount on each ticket purchased. Each ticket purchased is good for one day of games.

Below is a summary of the games:

2011 Spalding Hoophall Classic Schedule

Friday 3:00 pm Girls Springfield Central (MA) vs. East Longmeadow (MA)
Friday 4:30 pm Girls Sabis Charter (MA) vs. Frontier Regional (MA)
Friday 6:00 pm Girls Murry Bergtraum (NY) vs. Mater Dei (CA)
Friday 7:30 pm Boys Belchertown (MA) vs. Hoosac Valley (MA)
Friday 9:00 pm Boys Sabis Charter (MA) vs. Taconic (MA)

Saturday 11:00 am Boys West Springfield (MA) vs. East Hartford (CT)
Saturday 12:30 pm Boys Albany Academy (NY) vs. New London (CT)
Saturday 2:00 pm Boys Mount Vernon (NY) vs. Taft (CA)
Saturday 4:00 pm Boys St. Anthony (NJ) vs. DeMatha Catholic (MD)
Saturday 5:45 pm Boys Morgan Park (IL) vs. Seattle Garfield (WA)
Saturday 8:00 pm Boys Oak Hill Academy (VA) vs. Milton (GA)
Saturday 9:30 pm Boys Chicopee (MA) vs. Central (MA)

Sunday 11:00 am Boys St. Mark’s School (MA) vs. Life Center Academy (NJ)
Sunday 12:30 pm Boys St. Thomas More (CT) vs. Hargrave Military(VA)
Sunday 2:00 pm Boys St. Andrew’s School (RI) vs. Findlay Prep (NV)
Sunday 4:30 pm Boys Jamesville-Dewitt (NY) vs. Webster Groves (MO)
Sunday 6:00 pm Boys Springfield Central (MA) vs. Newton North (MA)
Sunday 7:30 pm Boys Sabis Charter (MA) vs. New Mission (MA)
Sunday 9:00 pm SKILLS CHALLENGE, Blake Arena

Monday 9:00 am Boys St. John’s, Danvers (MA) vs. Perspectives Charter (IL)
Monday 11:00 am Boys Christ the King (NY) vs. Westchester Country (NC)
Monday 1:00 pm Boys St. Patrick (NJ) vs. Bishop Gorman (NY)
Monday 3:00 pm Boys Dallas Lincoln (TX) vs. Findlay Prep (NV)
Monday 5:00 pm Boys New Church (PA) vs. Boys and Girls (NY)
Monday 7:00 pm Boys East Longmeadow (MA) vs. Northampton (MA)

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