MASSENA - The 32nd Annual Frank West Memorial Basketball Tournament for the 5th & 6th Grade Division and sponsored by Pizza Hut, takes place at Massena Central High School and JW Leary Jr. High school this Saturday and Sunday.
The Massena Boys teams will be joined by teams from Canton, East Syracuse, Heuvelton, Kanata, St. Pauls-Oswego, Ottawa and South Jefferson. The Massena Girls teams will host Canton, Fulton, Heuvelton, Madrid Waddington, Potsdam, Malone and Saint Lawrence Central.
Games begin on Saturday at 9 a.m. and run until 8 p.m. at both the High School and the JW Leary Jr. High and again on Sunday starting at 9 a.m., with the girls championship at 3:30 p.m. and the boys championship at 4:35 p.m. at the High School.
The Massena girls, coached by Barry Miller play Saturday at 9 a.m. against Potsdam, again at 11:05 a.m. against Malone, both at JW Leary, then Sunday at 9 a.m. against Saint Lawrence Central at JW Leary.
The Massena boys, coached by Jarrod Shope play Saturday at 10:05 a.m. against Canton at JW Leary, again at 12:15 p.m. against South Jefferson at the High School and again Sunday at 10:05 a.m. against Heuvelton at the High School.
The Massena Basketball Association is pleased to host teams from all over northern New York, Central New York and Canada.
MBA Commissioner Tim Currier commended the efforts of the tournament committee and volunteers.
It takes a great number of people to pull off a successful tournament and to do it for 32 years in a row. From Brandon Downs, our Tournament director, to all our volunteer coaches, scorekeepers, timers, referees, concession personnel and coaches, it is great team effort. I am very proud of them, he noted.
Admission is free this weekend, so the public is invited and encouraged to stop at either gym to see some competitive basketball that promises to showcase some wonderful young boys and girls.