The 22d Annual IAABO427/Comcast Basketball Classic is set to tip off on Saturday at Reading Memorial High School.
Here are the pairings:
Saturday, 1:00 -- No. 3 Arlington Catholic (17-1) vs. No. 13 Masconoment (14-2)
Saturday, 2:30 -- No. 2 Reading (16-0) vs. Bishop Feehan (12-4)
Sunday, 1:00 -- Consolation game
Sunday, 2:30 -- Championship
Saturday, 5:00 -- No. 1 Brockton (14-1) vs. Cambridge Rindge & Latin (7-5)
Saturday, 6:30 -- No. 8 BC High (13-4) vs. No. 13 Charlestown (14-3)
Sunday, 5:00 -- Consolation game
Sunday, 6:30 -- Championship
"The goal of this tournament is to showcase Eastern Massachusetts basketball and raise money to help put needy high school athletes through college," said Tournament Director Frank Beebe. "There's not a tournament, in my estimation, that has put together the best possible teams for everyone to come out and see like the Comcast Tournament has."
It's worth noting that the boys' Comcast Basketball Classic champion has gone on to win the Division 1 State title in each of the last 10 years.
One senior will be selected from each of the eight teams participating in the tournament this weekend to receive a $300 scholarship.
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- Bob Holmes: A Reading resident (Go Rockets!) and Boston College graduate, Holmes is the Boston Globe High School Sports Editor. We remind you now that his weekly picks are often made in jest so everyone just calm down when he picks against Everett for 11 straight weeks. Contact him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeHolmes.
- Craig Larson: A native of West Springfield (Leo Durocher anyone? Tim Daggett?) and Curry College graduate (a proud Colonel!), Larson is the sports editor for the Globe's regional sections: South, West and North, as well as a frequent contributor on the college beat. Abington to Xaverian: it all starts with the schools. Have a compelling story idea? Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeLars.
- Zuri Berry: Berry attended the same high school as sports legends O.J. Simpson and Joe DiMaggio. (Guess which one is his hero.) He's a South Boston resident (formerly of Eastie) and the editor of the High School Sports blog as well as the go-to-guy for everything high school sports on Boston.com. Contact him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
Then there are our winter correspondents:
- Emily McCarthy | @EmilyMcCahthy | BPS correspondent
- Jake Fischer | @GlobeFischer | Boys basketball
- Michelle Fenelon | @michfenelon | Girls basketball
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Boys hockey
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls hockey
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