The Blevins Hornets and Lady Hornets hoops teams will get their first taste of 2017-18 basketball season action Friday night in a jamboree hosted at Ouachita High School Gymnasium.
The Blevins Hornets and Lady Hornets hoops teams will get their first taste of 2017-18 basketball season action Friday night in a jamboree hosted at Ouachita High School Gymnasium. The Hornets and Lady Hornets will both compete in game action against host jamboree team Ouachita and Caddo Hills for a little preseason preparation before officially competing in their season-openers on the road Tuesday Oct. 17 against Emerson.
Last Friday night, Blevins Hornets and Lady Hornets senior and junior high basketball teams showcased some exciting hoop action for the Imon G. Brown Gymnasium fans in their annual Red-White games.
On Monday Oct. 16, the Blevins Jr. Hornets and Jr. Lady Hornets will take the hardwood for hoop action in a junior high jamboree hosted in Blevins. The season home-opener for Blevins basketball teams will be Thursday Oct. 19 hosting their longtime rivals' Bradley on Homecoming at the Imon G. Brown Gymnasium.
Veteran head coaches Scott Kelton and Mark Hall return to guide and lead the Blevins Hornets and Lady Hornets senior and junior high girls and boys basketball teams to another big year of hoops. Last season, coach Hall's Lady Hornets posted the most wins from any school in Hempstead County at 32-11 overall, finishing district and regional tourney runner-ups and a return trip back to the state tournament.
Coach Kelton's Hornets finished last season with 20 plus wins over .500 at 24-14 overall. The Hornets finished second as runner-ups in the 7-2AWest district tourney, third in the 2A South Regional and qualifying to compete in the state tournament.
Both the Hornets and Lady Hornets will have several seasoned starters returning this year to anticipate another journey back to state with high expectations for a successful 2017-18 season of hoops.
OUACHITA WARRIORS BASKETBALL JAMBOREE GAME SCHEDULE
5:30 p.m. Ouachita vs. Blevins - Girls
6 p.m. Ouachita vs. Blevins - Boys
6:30 p.m. Caddo Hills vs. Blevins - Girls
7 p.m. Caddo Hills vs. Blevins - Boys
7:30 p.m. Ouachita vs. Caddo Hills - Girls
8 p.m. Ouachita vs. Caddo Hills - Boys
JAMOBREE RULES AND TEAM REGULATIONS
- Blevins will wear Red jerseys
- Caddo Hills will wear Blue jerseys
- Jamboree will be two 8 minute quarters with stopping clock
- Teams will have three time outs
- Teams will have 8 minutes for warm-ups
- Two minute overtime if tied at end of second quarter
- Shooting one and one free-throws on seventh foul, two three-throws on 10th foul