Lady Pintos to host Southern Boone Friday

Members of the California High School basketball teams practiced Friday morning in preparation for their upcoming games in the 2012 season.

Members of the California High School basketball teams practiced Friday morning in preparation for their upcoming games in the 2012 season. Photo by April Arnett.

California’s varsity and JV girls’ basketball teams will host Southern Boone Friday night, beginning with the JV game at 6 p.m.

The California 18th Annual Girls’ Basketball Tournament will be held Jan. 9-14, where the top-seeded Lady Pintos will face Moberly, the #3 seed, in first-round action at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9.

"Traditionally, this is a great tournament," California Coach Bobby Sangster said. "With only six teams this year, we had to go to pool play, but we've got a strong field of teams. Eldon, the #2 seed, is 7-1 and Moberly finished second in this tourney last year. Numbers-wise, I think we're the smallest team in the tournarment. It will be good to see where we are right after Christmas break."

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