High school basketball: Battle on the Hardwood Classic starts Wednesday


The Battle on the Hardwood Classic, featuring about 40 local and regional boys and girls high school basketball teams, starts Wednesday and runs through Saturday.

Sites for the event are Booker T. Washington, Fair Park, Centenary College’s Gold Dome and Centenary College’s Fitness Center.

The schedule for the daily events is as follows:

Wednesday: Both BTW gyms from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Thursday: Both BTW gyms from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday: Both BTW gyms from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Fair Park 5 p.m.- 10 p.m.; Centenary’s practice gym on the campus from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.; and the Centenary Gold Dome from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: Both BTW gyms from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Centenary Gold Dome 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

There is a 16-team “elite” girls bracket. The Bossier, Parkway and Plain Dealing girls are competing in the round-robin portion of the event. There are no Bossier Parish boys teams competing.

Bossier faces Byrd Wednesday at 8 p.m. at BTW’s old gym. Parkway plays Green Oaks Thursday at 4 p.m. at BTW’s old gym and Jonesboro-Hodge Friday at 6:40 at Fair Park. Plain Dealing plays Loyola Friday at 4 p.m. at Fair Park.

On Saturday, Parkway and Plain Dealing face off at 1:20 p.m. and Bossier plays Loyola at 2:40 at BTW’s main gym.

For a complete schedule go to battleonthehardwoodclassic.com and click on Schedule at the top.

— Staff Reports, newsroom@bossierpress.com