Basketball jamborees begin today at area high schools

By NEMS Daily Journal

West Oktibbeha, Hickory Flat, New Albany and Ripley will all host high school basketball jamborees today.
Hickory Flat’s jamboree begins at 10 this morning with a girls contest between Alcorn Central and Hickory Flat. That will be the first of 18 scrimmages, each not lasting more than two eight-minute quarters, involving 11 schools.
Meanwhile, at Memorial Gym in New Albany, the Kossuth and Wheeler boys teams get things underway at 11 a.m.
There will be nine scrimmages played there today.
Ripley High’s jamboree also has a morning tip-off, with the defending MHSAA Class 3A state champion Ripley Lady Tigers taking the floor of the RHS Event Center at 9:30.
The 2011-12 MHSAA season tips off for real next Saturday.