Local teams to tangle in tourney
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.
2. Walnut Grove
4. Pierce City
7. Ash Grove
15. Pleasant Hope