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Watertown hoops tournament opens Thursday

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Basketball fans can get their fill of high school hoops -- and then some during the holiday weekend. The fourth annual Watertown Christmas Classic opens play Thursday, Dec. 26 with eight games on tap. All told, some 24 games are scheduled before the finals late Saturday night.

Play opens at 10 a.m. as Westmoreland takes on Centennial High in a girls contest. A boys game featuring Livingston Academy vs. Cheatham County is set for 11 a.m., followed by 1 p.m. girls game between Gordonsville and Cheatham County.

DeKalb County High will play Meigs County in a 2:30 p.m. boys game, followed by the DeKalb County vs. Trousdale County girls at 4 p.m. Gordonsville is matched against Warren County in a 5:30 p.m. boys game.

Watertown’s girls will play Warren County in the 7 p.m. game Thursday, followed by the Purple Tigers vs. McMinnville’s Boyd Christian in the 8:30 p.m. night cap.

The winner of the Watertown vs. Warren County girls game will advance to a 7 p.m. game Friday vs. the winner of the DeKalb County vs. Trousdale County contest. The winner of the Watertown vs. Boyd Christian boys game moved on to an 8:30 p.m. game Friday vs. the winner of the DeKalb County vs. Meigs County game.

Both a championship and a consolation bracket are planned -- giving every team at least three games.

The girls championship game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 while the boys title game will be played at 8:30 p.m. Single day admission is $5 per person.

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