Effingham Plays First Night at Salem Invitational Tournament

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Published on January 8 2013 2:41 pm
Last Updated on January 8 2013 2:41 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Effingham High School will play the first game at the Salem Invitational Boys Basketball Tournament after pairings were released.

The Hearts will take on Mount Vernon at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 16. The second game will feature Edwardsville against Mattoon at 8:30 p.m. The winners advance to a 7 p.m. contest Friday, January 17 while the losers will square off at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 18.

In Thursday, January 17 games, Marion faces Troy Triad at 7 p.m. and Salem takes on Centralia at 8:30 p.m.

The tournament comes to a close Saturday, January 19 with the championship game set for 8 p.m.

Salem Invitational Tournament

Wednesday, January 16

Game 1 -- Effingham vs. Mount Vernon, 7 p.m.

Game 2 -- Edwardsville vs. Mattoon, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 17

Game 3 -- Marion vs. Troy Triad, 7 pm..

Game 4 -- Salem vs. Centralia, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, January 18

Game 5 -- Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 7 p.m.

Game 6 -- Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 19

Game 7 -- Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 11:30 a.m.

Game 8 -- Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 1 p.m.

Game 9 -- Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6, 5 p.m. (third place)

Game 10 -- Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 6:30 p.m. (consolation championship)

Game 11 -- Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 8 p.m. (championship)