Varnado hosting basketball jamboree

Published 2:04 pm Friday, November 6, 2020

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Washington Parish Basketball fans will have a great opportunity to watch their teams play on Tuesday in the Varnado High School Jamboree.

The event includes six games that feature four local schools and eight combined area teams.

The local teams are boys and girls teams from Varnado, Franklinton, Mt. Hermon School and Pine.

Girls will play a pair of 12-minute halves with a running clock until the 1:50 mark, while boys will compete in two 15-minute halves with a running clock until the final 1:25. Teams will have two 30-second timeouts and a full timeout.

The action gets started at 5 p.m. with Doyle and Loranger’s girls playing each other.

The second contest is a boys game between Doyle and Loranger at 5:30 p.m.

The games after are between local teams.

In the third game, Mt. Hermon and Pine’s girls face each other at 6:10 p.m. with Mt. Hermon and Pine’s boys in the fourth contest at 6:40 p.m.

The final two games are between Varnado and Franklinton with the girls set to play at 7:15 p.m. and the boys scheduled for 7:40 p.m.

Mt. Hermon’s boys and girls will open the regular season on Nov. 16 with a road game against Covington.

Franklinton’s boys and girls squads begin the year on the road against Live Oak on Nov. 17.

Varnado’s boys opener is also Nov. 17, as they play against Fontainebleau at home.

Varnado’s girls start on Nov. 19 at home against Fontainebleau.

Pine’s girls will start the regular season in the Mt. Hermon School Tournament, which will begin Nov. 19.

Pine’s boys first game is set for Dec. 1 at home against Springfield.