HOF Classic Set at Rector High School

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The annual Rector High School Sports Hall of Fame Basketball Classic is this weekend with area teams getting ready for an event to remember.

"We're expecting a great group of kids to come out and have a good time playing ball," classic director Lavaughn Robertson said.

The games are set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the RHS gym with the RHS senior girls, coached by Matt Dean, playing Marked Tree, coached by Toya Graves. The RHS junior girls then will face Marked Tree.

Games will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, with the RHS senior girls playing South Pemiscot, coached by Ashlee Taylor. The Rector senior boys of coach Matt Mills at 6:40 will test Marked Tree, coached by Barbara Wilburn. The Rector junior high boys will play Marked Tree at 8.

The final day of games will begin at noon Saturday, Nov. 21, with the RHS junior girls competing with Manila, followed by the RHS senior girls at 1:20 also playing Manila, coached by Samantha Fowler.

The Manila junior high boys team will compete against Pocahontas, coached by Anthony Brewington, at 3, followed by the RHS senior boys playing Manila, coached by Lee Wimberley at 4:45.

Presentation of the RHSSHOF inductee plaques honoring Paul Wiley Frets, Joe Perry, L.B. "Bucket" Moseley and the 1966 Rector basketball team will be at 6:05 p.m.

The South Pemiscot senior boys will play Pocahontas at 6:25 and the Marmaduke senior girls, coached by Rick Smith, will compete with South Pemiscot at 7:50 to finish out the classic.

The Rector senior boys record last year was 14-14. The Rector senior girls record last year was 13-14. The Marmaduke senior girls record last year was 41-2 and the team won the 2A state championship.

The Marked Tree senior finished 21-10 last year. The senior high Manila girls team last year was 6-16. The South Pemiscot senior boys the team ended last year with a 10-12 record and the school's senior girls were 1-17.

Proceeds from door fees will go back into Rector athletic departments and raffle tickets for gift cards will be sold each day with proceeds going to the cheerleaders needs.

Sponsors for this year's classic are St. Bernard's Healthcare, Glen Sain, Rector Drug and Medical Supply, Centennial Bank, Regions Bank, Barton's Lumber Company and Glaub Farm Management.

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