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Fifth annual Middle School Basketball Tournament held this week

Lauren Whitley, number 20, a basketball player from Piedmont Middle School, plays defense during a game with East Union Middle School.

Union County middle schools are in the midst of its fifth annual Middle School Basketball Tournament for boys and girls, held this year at Cuthbertson Middle School.

“This has been a very successful event the past four years,” said Weddington girl’s Head Coach Troy King. “The players and students really seem to enjoy the tournament.”

King added that the games give the community a chance to watch many of the middle school athletes play in one venue. The tournament rotates to a different school every year.

Competition began Jan. 23, 2014, at Cuthbertson Middle School with four games for the girls’ teams; and then Jan. 24, 2014, with four games for the boys.

The semi-finals are Thursday, Jan. 30, with the finals and third-place games on Friday, Jan. 31.

Admission to the tournament is $5 for adults and $4 for students. “So come out and support your middle school athletics,” King said.


Past Champions Girls Boys
2009-2010 East Union Monroe
2010-2011 Weddington Sun Valley
2011-2012 Porter Ridge Monroe
2012-2013 Weddington Sun Valley

Girls (Thursday)
4:30 West #1 Weddington vs. East #4 Monroe
5:45 East #2 East Union vs. West #3 Sun Valley
7:00 West #2 Marvin Ridge vs. East #3 Porter Ridge
8:15 East #1 Piedmont vs. West #4 Cuthbertson

Boys (Friday)
4:30 West #1 Marvin Ridge vs. East #4 Monroe
5:45 East #2 Piedmont vs. West #3 Cuthbertson
7:00 west #2 Weddington vs. east #3 Porter Ridge
8:15 east #1 East Union vs. west #4 Sun Valley

Written by: Doug Jones, UCPS Director of Athletics
Posted: Jan 24, 2014 by Deb Coates Bledsoe

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