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Winter Basketball Tourneys Starting This Week

With holiday basketball tournaments in the books, the Okawville Rockets and Lady Rockets are gearing up for mid-winter tournaments beginning next week.

Okawville Invitational

The Rockets will play host to a eight-team field at the Okawville Invitational starting Monday.

Tournament play begins at 6 p.m. Monday when Alton Marquette squares off with Carlyle at the O-Rena. Highland faces Roxana in the second game, scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.

Action continues Tuesday night, starting with Gibault and Wesclin at 6 p.m. and Columbia and the Rockets at 7:30.

Consolation bracket games will be held Thursday, championship bracket play is Friday, and the final day’s games begin Saturday at 3 p.m.

Highland Girls Basketball Tournament


The Lady Rockets earned a top seed in a quality field of teams at the Highland Girls Basketball Tournament starting Saturday.

As the #1 seed, Okawville will play Salem Saturday at 10 .m. That will be the first of eight games in Highland in a field that includes Civic Memorial, Alton, and O’Fallon.

The Lady Rockets’ next game will be Monday, either at 4 p.m. in the consolation bracket or 7 p.m. in the championship bracket.

Tournament play will continue through the week, with the championship round set for Saturday.

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