By Curtis Rockwell, Sports Editor
The Picayune Item
BAY ST. LOUIS, MIss. —
The Pearl River Central girls hope to make some positive noise when district play begins next week.
The Lady Devils also hope that a solid performance in the Bay High Tournament over the next few days will propel them into league play with some momentum.
PRC tips-off play in the three day event today, facing Oak Grove at 1 p.m., in the Tiger Dome.
Host Bay High is scheduled to meet eight-ranked Biloxi in its Thursday night opener at 5:30. Bay is off to a sizzling 16-0 start.
Pascagoula's girls open play against Hancock at 4 p.m. Thursday. The final game of the first day is Pass Christian and Long Beach at 2:30.
On Friday, PRC will meet either Bay High or Biloxi. The losers of those two games meet at 2:30 while the winners of those two games face off at 5:30.
The championship, consolation, fifth and seventh place games are all set for Saturday beginning at Noon.
The annual Gulfport Holiday Hardwood Classic also begins Thursday, with Pascagoula part of an eight-team lineup that also includes the host Admirals and Wayne County, Pass Christian, Madison Central, St. St. Stanislaus, Natchez and Southaven.
The largest event on the coast is the D'Iberville Christmas Tournament, which includes four boys and six girls teams in action over the course of three days.
On Thursday, Vancleave's girls meet West Harrison at 1 p.m., St. Martin's girls take on Stone at 2:30 p.m., Gautier's boys face West Harrison at 4 p.m. and East Central's girls challenge D'Iberville at 5:30 p.m.
Also, the Poplarville boys travel to Flowood, just outside of Jackson, to participate in the Hartfield Academy Tournament over the next two days.