Breaking down the Union County Tournament

We’re quickly approaching my favorite weekend of the year, the Union County basketball tournament.
The tournament will be held at New Albany, and boasting the number one seeds this year are West Union girls and East Union boys.
At the time of seeding, the Lady Eagles were 13-4, and following West Union will be New Albany, East Union, Ingomar and defending champion, Myrtle.
Using winning percentage to seed the teams, the Urchins hold the advantage over two seed Myrtle, followed by defending champion New Albany, Ingomar and West Union.
This will make for some fun match ups, beginning on Thursday with Ingomar girls vs. Myrtle, followed by Ingomar and West Union boys and New Albany vs. East Union girls.
Friday will open with West Union girls taking on the Ingomar/Myrtle winner, followed by East Union vs. the Ingomar/West Union winner and Myrtle and New Albany boys. For those of you not going to the Luke Bryan concert in Southaven, the championship games will be held next Saturday, Jan. 19, beginning at 6 p.m.
I’m looking forward to another exciting year with the UCT, and, of course, you can follow all the action on Twitter (@ezaremba1618) and online at
I’ll breakdown more of the games in the next week, leading up to the start of the tournament. For all of the times, including those for the junior high tournament, which starts on Monday at West Union, check out my blog post on the Gazette website.