HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State’s men’s basketball team is hosting the inaugural Hampton Inn Thanksgiving Bash on Nov. 27-28 at Tom Drake Coliseum. The two-day event begins Friday and features high school and college teams.

High schools participating in the tournament are Central-Florence, Cleveland, Faith Academy, Fort Payne, Guntersville, Haleyville, Hatton and defending Class 4A champ West Limestone. Guntersville is the high school tournament host.

Wallace State, Gadsden State, North American (Texas) University and South Georgia Technical College make up the collegiate field.

“We’re excited to have what I feel like are eight strong high school teams on campus. There will be some local teams and others who are established across the state. I feel like the college portion is also a good addition. We hope to attract your basketball fan who loves both the high school and college game,” said Wallace State coach John Meeks. “We grateful for Hampton Inn agreeing to sponsor the tournament. It should be a fun one.”

Admission is $8. Games begin at noon on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Wallace State’s men are off to an impressive 7-1 start entering Monday night’s game at Wallace Community College-Selma.

Hampton Inn Thanksgiving Bash schedule

Friday, Nov. 27

Honors Bracket

Noon – Hatton vs. Haleyville

1:30 p.m. – Cleveland vs. Central Florence

Hamptonality Bracket

3 p.m. – West Limestone vs. Fort Payne

4:30 p.m. – Faith Academy vs. Guntersville

College Bracket

6 p.m. – Gadsden State vs. North American University

8 p.m. – Wallace State vs. South Georgia Technical College


Saturday, Nov. 28

Honors Bracket Consolation:

11 a.m. – loser of game 1 vs. loser of game 2

Hamptonality Bracket Consolation:

12:30 p.m. – loser of game 1 vs. loser of game 2

College Bracket

2 p.m. – South Georgia Technical College vs. Gadsden State

4 p.m. – Wallace State vs. North American University

Honors Bracket Championship:

6 p.m. – winner of game 1 vs. winner of game 2

Hamptonality Bracket Championship:

7:30 p.m. – winner of game 1 vs. winner of game 2

For more information about Wallace State athletics, visit athletics.wallacestate.edu.




Russell Moore

Staff Writer

Wallace State Community College

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