Local teams to tangle in tourney

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Walnut Grove Holiday tourney releases bracket

The Walnut Grove Holiday Classic girls basketball tournament will feature five bi-county teams this season.

Exeter, Monett, Pierce City, Verona and Marionville are part of the 16-team field that begins action on Saturday.

The Walnut Grove tournament has earned the reputation of being the best small-school holiday tournament in the state.

In the last five years, four state champions and seven state final four teams have played in the tournament field.

Tournament play begins at 9 a.m. Saturday with Monett and Pierce City.

Exeter and Fordland follow with a 10:30 a.m. tip time.

Marionville and Ash Grove will follow with a noon game time scheduled.

Verona is slated for the nightcap with Morrisville at 7:30 p.m.

Second-round games are slated for Tuesday beginning at 9 a.m.

The bracket is posted at www.cassville-democrat.com.

Tournament Seeds

1. Hartville

2. Walnut Grove

3. Iberia

4. Pierce City

5. Fordland

6. Morrisville

7. Ash Grove

8. Hermitage

9. Hurley

10. Marionville

11. Verona

12. Exeter

13. Monett

14. Niangua

15. Pleasant Hope

16. Billings

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: