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Glenbrook Holiday Classic tips-off today

by Minden Press-Herald
Braxton Stuckey/Courtesy Photo

Braxton Stuckey/Courtesy Photo

Christmas has passed, but the Holidays aren’t over.

Glenbrook School will play host for their first ever Glenbrook Holiday Classic, a basketball tournament featuring 12 teams from Louisiana and Arkansas.

Glenbrook head coach Jeff Dalton, who doubles as the school’s athletic director, said that he had been wanting to host a holiday tournament for some time now.

“We are excited to be hosting the Glenbrook Holiday Classic,” Dalton said. “We like playing during the holidays, but we’ve had to travel to Mississippi the past two years to find a tournament to play in.”

Dalton began contacting schools about the idea and got what he said was a “great response.”

“We have 12 schools playing 22 games over three days,” Dalton said. “It all tips off Monday at 10 a.m. and it’s something we’re planning to turn into an annual event.”

The Apaches will take on Trinity Christian, Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.

Other teams competing in the boys side are Central, Prairie View, Riverdale, Tallulah, Tensas, Westside Christian, Trinity Christian, Columbia Christian, Nevada, Arkansas and the Shreveport Force.

On the girls side, the Glenbrook Lady Apaches come into the Classic a confident group after starting the season 15-0. The Lady Apaches welcome several talented girls teams to Minden for a three-day run that should help prepare them for a difficult district schedule and South State tournament.

“We’re very excited to be hosting the Classic,” Lady Apache head coach Rendi Dillard said.

“There are some tough teams coming, as well as some teams that we don’t normally see during the regular season.”

Familiar foe on the girls side include Tensas, Tallulah, Riverdale and Prairie View. Relative unknowns Nevada, Arkansas, Trinity Christian and CHA-Monroe should provide tough tests.
The Lady Apaches will take on Trinity Christian, Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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