Semoball

NMCC favored to repeat as SEMO Conference Boys Basketball Tournament champion

Defending champion New Madrid County Central has been named the top seed for the upcoming SEMO Conference Boys Basketball Tournament.

Jackson was seeded second by the tournamentís coaches, Cape Central was third, Charleston fourth, Sikeston fifth, Poplar Bluff sixth, Notre Dame seventh, Dexter eighth and Kennett ninth.

The double-elimination tournament begins Dec. 6 at the Sikeston Field House.

Hereís the schedule:

Monday, Dec. 6

Play-in game

Dexter vs. Kennett, 5:30 p.m.

First Round

Cape Central vs. Poplar Bluff, 7 p.m.

Jackson vs. Notre Dame, 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 7

First Round

Charleston vs. Sikeston, 5:30 p.m.

NMCC vs. Dexter-Kennett winner, 7 p.m.

Jackson-Notre Dame loser vs. Dexter-Kennett loser, 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 8

Consolation Semifinals

NMCC-Dexter-Kennett loser vs. Charleston-Sikeston loser, 6 p.m.

Jackson-Notre Dame-Dexter-Kennett loser vs. Cape Central-Poplar Bluff loser, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 9

Championship Semifinals

NMCC-Dexter-Kennett winner vs. Charleston-Sikeston winner, 6 p.m.

Jackson-Notre Dame winner vs. Cape Central-Poplar Bluff winner, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 10

Consolation championship, 5:30 p.m.

Third-place game, 7 p.m.

Championship game, 8:30 p.m.

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