The Fourth of July weekend might have sapped some of the teams from this weekend’s MAYB Tournament at McPherson College’s Sport Center, but there still should be plenty of fireworks.
Eighteen basketball teams in five divisions will take part Saturday and Sunday. Teams come from all over, including a team from Oklahoma.
Here are the divisions at press time:
• 11th-12th girls — Dream Team, Mac Lady Pups, Oklahoma Lightning and Kingman Lady Eagles.
• 11th-12th boys — Mac Bulldogs, McPherson and Mid Kansas.
• 9th-10th boys — St. John, McPherson, Ell-Saline
• 7th-8th girls — Dream Team, Oklahoma Lightning, Eclipse and Waconda.
• 5th-6th boys — Mac Thunder, NLHA, Reno Force and Salina Dawgz.
“I don’t know a lot about the teams,” tournament spokesman Tim Swartzendruber said. “Our incoming (McPherson College) freshmen are playing in the boys 11-12 division with the McPherson High boys and a team called Mid-Kansas, which is an All-Star team from this area coached by Mike Simpson. The 11-12 girls should be pretty competitive with the McPherson girls, a team from Oklahoma and the Dream Team.”
Swartzendruber said the 11-12 boys division is on Saturday only and the 9-10 boys are Sunday only.