Capital Classic basketball tourney opens Friday

DOVER — The 11th annual Capital Classic middle school basketball tournament gets underway Friday with boys’ and girls’ squads from throughout the state taking part.

The event is expanding from 24 to 32 squads this year with games being played at six sites over seven days.

Friday’s opening game features Dover’s Central Middle School boys hosting Caesar Rodney’s Fifer Middle School at 4 p.m.

The tourney continues on Monday with four contests at the Conrad School of Sciences in New Castle County.

Games are slated for each day next week, culminating in two days of contests at Woodbridge High School on Feb. 13-14.

The tournament is broken up into eight brackets for both the boys’ and the girls’ fields. The last two days will feature third-place games followed by championship games at Woodbridge.

Tickets each day at $3 for students and $5 for adults. For the championship days at Woodbridge on Feb. 13-14, admission is $5 for everyone.

Capital Classic

Friday, Feb. 5

1-Fifer Boys at Central Mid. School boys, 4 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 8

At Conrad Schools of Science

2-Providence Creek vs. Gauger boys, 4 p.m.

3-Beacon vs. Conrad girls, 5:15 p.m.

4-Beacon vs. Caravel boys, 6:30 p.m.

5-Gauger vs. Caravel girls, 7:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

At Fifer Middle School

6-Holy Cross vs. Dover AFB girls, 4 p.m.

7-Holy Cross vs. DAFB boys, 5:30 p.m.

8-Postlethwait vs. Fifer girls, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 10

At Georgetown Middle School

9-Campus Community vs. Mariner girls, 4 p.m.

10-Prestige Acad. vs. Mariner boys, 5:15 p.m.

11-Chipman vs. Georgetown girls, 6:30 p.m.

12-Chipman vs. Georgetown boys, 7:45 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 11

At Woodbridge Middle School

13-Campus Comm. vs. Seaford boys, 3:30 p.m.

14-Thomas Edison vs. Seaford girls, 4:45 p.m.

15-Dover vs. Woodbridge girls, 6 p.m.

16-Postlethwait vs. Woodbridge boys, 7:15 p.m.

Saturday, Feb 13

At Woodbridge High School

Girls: Losers of games 6, 11, 9 a.m.

Boys: Losers of games 7, 13, 10:30 a.m.

Girls: Losers of games 5, 9, noon

Boys: Loser of games 2, 12, 1:30 p.m.

Girls: Winners of games 6, 11, 3 p.m.

Boys: Winners of games 7, 13, 4:30 p.m.

Girls: Winners of games 5, 9, 6 p.m.

Boys: Winners of games 2, 12, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 14

At Woodbridge High School

Girls: Losers of games 8, 14, 9 a.m.

Boys: Loser of games 4, 16, 10:30 a.m.

Girls: Losers of games 3, 15, noon

Boys: Losers of games 1, 10, 1:30 p.m.

Girls: Winners of games 8, 14, 3 p.m.

Boys: Winners of games 4, 16, 4:30 p.m.

Girls: Winners of games 3, 15, 6 p.m.

Boys: Winners of games 1, 10, 7:30 p.m.

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