Area basketball tips off this weekend
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 1:00 AM
The 2013-14 high school basketball season gets under way for some area high schools this week.
Leake Academy was to play Jackson Academy in the Canton Academy tournament on Tuesday. The Rebelettes were to return to action for a second game on Thursday against The Veritas School.
The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets are slated to play two jamboree games Saturday at Southeast Lauderdale. The Lady Warriors will take on the host Lady Tigers at 12:45 p.m. and Wayne County at 2:45 p.m.
Choctaw Central will play two jamboree games at Forest this Saturday. The Lady Warriors will take on the Lady Bearcats and Northwest Rankin. The jamboree games only last a half and do not count on a team's record.
Choctaw Central will host its annual Tipoff Classic on Saturday, Nov. 9. The schedule is as follows:
1:30 p.m. - Union girls vs. Southeast Lauderdale
3 p.m. - Newton girls vs. Leake Central
4:30 p.m. - Forest girls vs. Quitman
6 p.m. - Choctaw Central girls vs. Scott Central
7:30 p.m. - Choctaw Central boys vs. Morton.
Neshoba Central will play in the Kemper County Classic and the Philadelphia Tornadoes will be at Louisville.
East Central Community College's basketball teams begin the 2013-14 campaign by hosting Mississippi Delta Community College Saturday.
The women's contest is set for 1 p.m. and will be followed by the men's matchup at 3 p.m. in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building on the Decatur campus.