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The annual Monticello Booster Club's Holiday Hoopla tournament opens today with the Sages boys basketball team playing a pair of games on the tournament's opening day. 
 
Monticello will 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 tonight, taking on Tuscola at 7:30 pm. 
 
Hear both games on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com. 
 
The remaining games today 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 Monticello girls basketball action tomorrow afternoon at 2 pm on WEZC and dewittdailynews.com, as they take on GCMS in the girls side of the bracket. 

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