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The pairings for this yearâ€™s Catawba Valley Classic were released Monday.
The opening round for the tournament starts on Tuesday, Dec. 27.
The boysâ€™ slate of games will be played at Hickory High School, while the girls games will be at the Tarlton Complex, formerly the Multi-Purpose Center, at Catawba Valley Community College.
Hickory, the defending boys champion, is seeded No. 1 and will take on Bunker Hill at 6 p.m.
The 2010 boys runner-up, St. Stephens, takes on Newton-Conover in a match-up of No. 4 and No. 5 seeds. The two teams have split their two meetings this season on the hardwood.
Defending girls champion Newton-Conover is seeded third again this year, opening up with a game against No. 6 Fred T. Foard.
The contest between the Lady Red Devils and Lady Tigers is a rematch of last yearâ€™s championship game, which Newton-Conover won, 66-38.
Boys schedule for Dec. 27 (at Hickory H.S.)
No. 3 Alex. Central vs. No. 6 Maiden, 4:30 p.m.
No. 1 Hickory vs. No. 8 Bunker Hill, 6 p.m.
No. 2 Fred T. Foard vs. No. 7 S. Caldwell, 7:30 p.m.
No. 4 Newton-Conover vs. No. 5 St. Stephens, 9 p.m.
Girls schedule, Dec. 27 (at CVCC's Tarlton Complex)
No. 1 Hickory vs. No. 8 Bunker Hill, 4 p.m.
No. 4 South Caldwell vs. No. 5 Maiden, 5:30 p.m.
No. 3 Newton-Conover vs. No. 6 Fred T. Foard, 7 p.m.
No. 2 Alex. Central vs. No. 7 St. Stephens, 8:30 p.m.