Catawba Valley Classic starts tonight

The 25th annual Catawba Valley Classic basketball tournament tips off Tuesday afternoon at Hickory High School and Catawba Valley Community College.

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Girls action tips off at CVCC's Tarlton Complex at 4 p.m. with No. 1 Hickory facing No. 8 Bunker Hill. After the conclusion of that game, No. 4 South Caldwell plays No. 5 Maiden. Set to start at 7 p.m., No. 3 Newton-Conover plays No. 6 Fred T. Foard, in the two teams’ only game for the remainder of the hoops season. Girls action concludes Tuesday night with the match-up between No. 2 Alexander central and No. 7 St. Stephens. Tip-off for that game is tentatively set for 8:30 p.m.

All first-round boys games will be played at Hickory High, where action begins at 4:30 p.m. with No. 3 Alexander against No. 6 Maiden. That game will be followed by No. 1 Hickory against No. 8 Bunker Hill. Scheduled to tip-off at 7:30 p.m. No. 2 Fred T. Foard plays No. 7 South Caldwell, and the night’s final game will be between No. 4 Newton-Conover and No. 5 St. Stephens.

Championship games will be Thursday at Catawba Valley Community College's Tarlton Complex.

Cost of admission is $6 per venue. To see all the action at both venues, tournament passes are available for $15.