The annual Monticello Booster Club's Holiday Hoopla tournament is just a few weeks away and yesterday Monticello officials released the tournaments pairings.
The host Sages will play two games Tuesday, December 27, following the Christmas holiday.
The Sages open play against Sangamon Valley at 11:30 am. That game follows the tournament opener betwen GCMS and Tuscola.
The Sages return to action later that night, taking on Tuscola at 7:30 pm.
The remaining games on Tuesday are Neoga taking on Argenta-Oreana (2 pm), Paxton-Buckley-Loda taking on Ridgeview (3:30 pm) and Sangamon Valley versus GCMS (6 pm).
Wednesday, Monticello returns to the court at 3:30 pm when they take on GCMS.
Argenta-Oreana and Paxton-Buckley-Loda open the day at 10 am. Neoga and Ridgeview follow at 11:30 am. Then Tuscola and Sangamon Valley tussle at 2 pm.
Ridgeview verse Argenta-Oreana then Paxton-Buckley-Loda and Neoga finish the day's action.
The placement games start at 3 pm Thursday, with the championship game at 7:30 pm.
The tournament is divided up into two pools. Monticello is joined in the 'purple pool' by Sangamon Valley, GCMS, and Tuscola while the 'gold pool' consists of Ridgeview, Neoga, Argenta-Oreana and Paxton-Buckley-Loda.
Hear all Monticello boys basketball action during the annual Holiday Hoopla on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.