Charleston Girls Tournament Pairings Released

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Published on December 13 2013 7:13 pm
Last Updated on December 13 2013 7:24 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Effingham High School is set to defend its title in the 21st Charleston Girls Holiday Basketball Tournament at Baker Gym December 27-29.

The Hearts are on a roll this season with a perfect 7-0 overall record and stand at 2-0 in the Apollo Conference. Coach Jeff Schafer's crew will compete in the Gold Pool along with Chicago Orr, Decatur Eisenhower and Paris. Teams in the Red Pool include Charleston, Rantoul, Taylorville and Urbana.

The Hearts open play Thursday, December 26 in the first game of the day at 9 a.m. against Paris. EHS will then take on Decatur Eisenhower at 5:30 p.m.

EHS will face Chicago Orr at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 27. The semifinals are scheduled later in the day and the finals are set for Saturday, December 28.

Charleston Holiday Tournament

Red Pool: Charleston, Rantoul, Taylorville, Urbana

Gold Pool: Chicago Orr, Effingham, Decatur Eisenhower, Paris

Thursday, December 26

Game 1 -- Effingham vs. Paris, 9 a.m.

Game 2 -- Chicago Orr vs. Decatur Eisenhower, 10:30 a.m.

Game 3 --  Rantoul vs. Taylorville, noon

Game 4 -- Charleston vs. Urbana, 1:30 p.m.

Game 5 -- Paris vs. Chicago Orr, 4 p.m.

Game 6 -- Effingham vs. Decatur Eisenhower, 5:30 p.m.

Game 7 -- Urbana vs. Taylorville, 7 p.m.

Game 8 -- Rantoul vs. Charleston, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, December 27

Game 9 -- Decatur Eisenhower vs. Paris, 9 a.m.

Game 10 -- Effingham vs. Chicago Orr, 10:30 a.m.

Game 11 -- Charleston vs. Taylorville, noon

Game 12 -- Urbana vs. Rantoul, 1:30 pm.

Game 13 -- Third Place Red Pool vs. Fourth Place Gold Pool, 4 p.m.

Game 14 -- Fourth Place Red Pool vs. Third Place Gold Pool, 5:30 p.m.

Game 15 -- First Place Red Pool vs. Second Place Gold Pool, 7 p.m.

Game 16 -- Second Place Red Pool vs. First Place Gold Pool, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 28

Game 17 -- Loser Game 13 vs. Loser Game 14, 9 a.m. (seventh place)

Game 18 -- Winner Game 13 vs. Winner Game 14, 10:30 a.m. (fifth place)

Game 19 -- Loser Game 15 vs. Loser Game 16, noon (third place)

Game 20 -- Winner Game 15 vs. Winner Game 16, 1:30 p.m. (championship)