Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana will shoot it out on the court at the Landers Center in Southaven this Tuesday, Nov. 20 in the Mid-South Basketball Classic.
The three-game classic will feature East, Raleigh-Egypt and Whitehaven high schools of Memphis; Forest Hill and Olive Branch of Mississippi, along with Sophie B. Wright of New Orleans, La.
Raleigh-Egypt plays Forest Hill at 5 p.m., Whitehaven plays Sophie B. Wright at 6:30 p.m. with Olive Branch against Memphis East the highlight game at 8 p.m.
East will be looking for some payback against the Conquistadors, who defeated them last year in a down-to-the-wire game.
The classic will benefit the Jerry C. Johnson Foundation of Memphis, which is dedicated to providing educational opportunities to young people to further their education and assist them while trying to get an education.
Johnson, age 100 and still very active, was the legendary head men’s basketball coach at Lemoyne-Owen College whose 1975 team won the NCAA Division III national championship.