As of press time Monday, the Huntingdon 2020 Point Guard Coca-Cola Christmas Tournament was still set to go forward this week in the Huntingdon High School gymnasium with games on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. But due to COVID-19-related issues, the game schedule, tournament format, and attendance policy have all been changed.
The format has been switched to a set game schedule, rather than a regular tournament format with first, semifinal, consolation, and championship rounds. Under the new format, tournament champions and runner-up teams will be determined by a combination of each team’s overall record, their head-to-head record, and how they have measured up against common opponents.
There have also been some changes in regards to participating teams. In particular, the McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels have withdrawn from the tournament due to COVID concerns, as have Camden’s boys’ and girls’ teams.
Per guidance from the state, attendance has been limited to a list of immediate family members provided by each school. Those on the list will be admitted for $5 at the gate.
Those not on the list can still watch the tournament online on the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) Network. To live-stream the tournament, go to nfhsnetwork.com, search for Huntingdon High School in the search box at the top of the screen, click on SUBSCRIBE in the upper right corner, and watch live or on demand.
The new tournament schedule of games is as follows:
Monday, Dec. 28
•12 Noon: South Gibson vs. Bradford (Girls)
•1:30 p.m.: Waverly vs. South Gibson (Boys)
•3 p.m.: Gibson Co. vs. Obion Co. (Girls)
•4:30 p.m.: Madison Academic vs. Arlington (Boys)
•6 p.m.: Huntingdon vs. Sacred Heart (Boys)
Tuesday, Dec. 29
•12 Noon: Bradford vs. Gibson Co. (Girls)
•1:30 p.m.: Waverly vs. Madison Academic (Boys)
•3 p.m.: TCA vs. South Gibson (Girls)
•4:30 p.m.: Sacred Heart vs. Arlington (Boys)
•6 p.m.: Huntingdon vs. Obion Co. (Girls)
•7:30 p.m.: Huntingdon vs. South Gibson (Boys)
Wednesday, Dec. 30
•12 Noon: South Gibson vs. Gibson Co. (Girls)
•1:30 p.m.: Madison Academic vs. Sacred Heart (Boys)
•3 p.m.: Huntingdon vs. Bradford (Girls)
•4:30 p.m.: South Gibson vs. Arlington (Boys)
•6 p.m.: Huntingdon vs. Waverly (Boys)
See next week’s News-Leader for results, highlights, and photos from the tournament.