By Morgan Page
On the week of Dec. 7-9, Durant High School will host the annual Lion Classic basketball tournament. The Lion Classic has been a Durant High School tradition for 28 years!
The 2017 Lion Classic Tournament will host a total of 12 different teams from three different states. The tournament will kick off on Thursday morning.
To start the girls girls bracket off, Hugo will play Anadarko at 11 a.m. Followed by Springdale, Ark vs. Carl Albert at 1:40 p.m. The next girls game will be played at 4:20 p.m. by Westmoore and U.S Grant. To finish off the first rounds of the girls bracket The hosting team The Durant Lady Lions will play Pryor, Texas at 7 p.m..
On Friday, Girls consolation games will be played at 11 a.m. and 1:40 p.m. followed by the semi finals games which will be played at 4:20 and 7 p.m..
The much anticipated girls championship game for this years Durant Lion Classic will be played on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.. after the third place game played at 2 p.m.
Finally, the boys bracket featuring only oklahoma teams, will begin on Thursday morning with the first opening round game at 12:20 p.m.. when Hugo takes on Yukon. Norman North will then play Union JV at 3 p.m., and at 5:40 p.m. the hosting team the Durant Lions will play Union. To top off the evening Southeast will play Tulsa Memorial at 8:20 p.m..
Fridays Consolation games for boys will begin at 12:20 p.m., and conclude with the 3 p.m. game.
Saturday will start off with the 7th place game and consolation championship game which will both be played in separate gyms at 11:20. The 2017 Boys Lion Classic championship will be played at 5 p.m. Come out and support Durant High and find out who will be the 28th Annual Lion Classic Champions.