Jones County Invitational Tournament Pairings Released




MURDO, S.D – The pairings have been set for the 45th annual Jones County Invitational Boys Basketball tournament that will be played January 10th, 11th and 12th at the Murdo Auditorium.  The 8 team tournament will have 7 time defending champion White River opening play at 1 pm against Kadoka Area followed at 2:30 pm by Bennett County meeting Colome.  At 6:30 pm Lyman will play Philip and the final game of the first day at 8 pm will have the host Jones County taking on Stanley County.  4 games will be played on Friday and 4 on Saturday with the championship game scheduled for 8 pm Saturday evening.  The Pete Kerns Award along with the All Tournament first and second teams and tournament MVP award will be handed out and a new cheerleading award called the Muriel Huber Memorial Cheer Award will be given out this year.  Session times all 3 days will begin at 1 pm and 6:30 pm with Door opening to the fans 45 minutes before the start of each individual session.

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  1. Tiger fan Reply

    Why does Jones County always play an easy first round game. Did they ever play White River in a first round game? Or be in the same bracket with White River? Lyman and Philip are better teams than JC/SC matchup.

    • Hi, this is Darren Boyle. The way I understand it is that White River prefers to play in the afternoon on Thursday. Jones County always plays in the night bracket on Thursday. That’s the way its been since Eldon Marshall has been the coach in White River.

    • joe Reply

      JC wants to play more than one game at nite.