Cougars Set for Tournament Play
Both Rector teams will be in tournament play in the week to come, as they'll host the Rector High School Sports Hall of Fame Lavaughn Robertson Memorial Classic Basketball Tournament and have drawn high seeds in their division in the NEA Tournament at Jonesboro.
The Rector Cougar teams drew top seeds in their division of the upcoming NEA Basketball Tournament at Jonesboro. The boys are the top seed in Division I, and will play the winner of the game between Palestine-Wheatley and Cross County at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22. With a win they'll play again at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 27, and with a loss they'll move into the consolation bracket.
The girls are the two-seeds, and they'll take on seventh seeded Marked Tree at noon this Saturday, Dec. 15. With a win they'll take on the winner of the Manila-EPC game at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21. The division title games are set for noon and 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28. Games in the consolation bracket are being played at Brookland High School.
The bracket is now set for the Rector High School Sports Hall of Fame's Lavaughn Robertson Memorial Basketball Classic, set for Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 17 and 18. Four games will be played Monday, beginning at 4 p.m., and three contests are set for Tuesday evening, with the first game to tip-off at 5. During halftime of the last game of the night Tuesday, the 2018 Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized and their plaques placed in the trophy case in the RHS gym.
After dealing with a few scheduling conflicts, the slate of games is as follows. At 4 p.m. Monday the Rector and Maynard junior boys will meet, followed around 5:15 by the Rector and Maynard junior girls. Around 6:30 the Lady Cougars will take on the Lady Tigers in girls senior high action, followed by the Cougars and the Maynard senior boys in the nightcap.
Tuesday afternoon the Maynard and Marmaduke senior girls will meet in the first contest, followed around 6:30 by Rector's senior girls as they take on the Lady Hornets of Holcomb. The final game will be another rivalry contest, as the Rector and Marmaduke senior boys meet once again.
All of the games are being played in the RHS gym, and the public is encouraged to attend. Proceeds benefit the RHSSHOF and its many efforts within the Rector School District.