By Terry Heslink
A number of area high school boys and girls basketball teams will be playing in holiday tournaments, several of which begin today.
The Jock Shop Shootout at Jamestown Community College begins at 2 p.m. today with junior varsity girls action, pitting Sherman against Southwestern followed at 3:45 p.m. with Ellicottville facing Cassadaga Valley.
Then, the varsity takes over with Ellicottville facing Cassadaga Valley at 6 p.m. and Sherman meeting Southwestern at 7:30 p.m..
On Friday, the jayvee consolation is at 2 p.m. and the championship at 3:45 p.m. followed by the varsity consolation at 6 p.m. and the championship at 7:45 p.m.
The Frewsburg boys and girls tournaments begin today with the Dunkirk boys meeting Maple Grove at 6 p.m. and Frewsburg taking on Falconer at 8 p.m.
For the girls, Panama faces Falconer at 2 p.m. and Maple Grove battles Frewsburg at 4 p.m.
Also on Thursday, the Cassadaga Valley Holiday Tournament for boys is set with Clymer battling Buffalo Oracle Charter at 6 p.m. followed by host Cassadaga Valley facing Westfield at 8 p.m.
The undefeated Jamestown boys put their 6-0 record on the line at 6:15 p.m. today against Edison Tech in the first round of the Irondequoit Tournament.
The IAABO Boys Tournament at St. Bonaventure is on tap Thursday with Randolph facing Portville at 2:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Jamestown girls have a 11 a.m. date with Randolph in the IAABO Tournament.
All the above tournaments wind up on Friday night.
JCC will be the site for the Southwestern Holiday Tournament boys tournament on Saturday with Sherman taking on Salamanca at 6 p.m. and Chautauqua Lake meeting Southwestern at 7:30 p.m.
On Sunday, the Southwestern Tournament concludes with the consolation at 6 p.m. followed by the championship at 8 p.m.