Forty-six teams from across the region on Thursday will begin to battle for the girls and boys titles at the Great East Texas Shootout.
The tournament will kick off with four games at 8 a.m. Thursday. Games are held in the Brownsboro high school, junior high, intermediate and elementary school gymnasiums.
The first day of the tournament will consist of 36 games.
A handful of area teams are in the tournament, including the host Brownsboro varsity girls and boys teams. The girls tournament also includes the Athens Lady Hornets and the Martins Mill Lady Mustangs — the No. 1-ranked team in Class 1A Division I. The Lady Mustangs are the two-time defending tournament champion.
The girls bracket also includes the Kerens Lady Cats, the No. 2-ranked team in the latest Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll.
The boys side includes the Kemp Yellowjackets. Lovejoy, the defending boys champion, is not in this year’s tournament.
Athens begins the tournament Thursday at 9:15 a.m. against Palestine Westwood. A win would advance the Lady Hornets to a 3 p.m. meeting against the winner of Thursday’s Martins Mill-All Saints winner. A loss would send the Lady Hornets to an 8 a.m. game Friday morning against Jacksonville, Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill or Snook.
G1: Grace Comm. vs. Kerens, 8 am, INT
G2: Bullard vs. Neches, 8 am, JH
G3: Martins Mill vs. All Saints, 8 am, ELEM
G4: Harmony vs. Robert E. Lee, 9:15 am, HS
G5: Athens vs. Westwood, 9:15 am, ELEM
G6: John Tyler vs. Gladewater, 9:15 am, JH
G7: Jacksonville vs. MP Chapel Hill, 10:45 am, JH
G8: Pine Tree vs. Alba Golden, 10:45 am, ELEM
G9: Brownsboro vs. Gilmer, 12:15 pm, HS
G10: Rains vs. Van, 12:15 pm, JH
G11: Anna vs. Canton, 12:15 pm, INT
G12: Pittsburg vs. Ty. Chapel Hill, 12:15 pm, ELEM
G13: Sunnyvale vs. Kaufman, 1:30 pm, INT
G14: Huntington vs. TK Gorman, 1:30 pm, ELEM
G15: G3 winner vs. G5 winner, 3 pm, JH
G16: G7 winner vs. Snook, 4:30 pm, INT
G17: G3 loser vs. G7 loser, 4:30 pm, JH
G18: G8 winner vs. G11 winner, 4:30 pm, HS
G19: G12 loser vs. G4 loser, 4:30 pm, ELEM
G20: G9 winner vs. G13 winner, 5:45 pm, HS
G21: G6 winner vs. G10 winner, 5:45 pm, ELEM
G22: G12 winner vs. G4 winner, 5:45 pm, JH
G23: G2 winner vs. G14 winner, 7:15 pm, INT
G24: G6 loser vs. G10 loser, 7:15 pm, JH