The pairings for the 37th annual Elgin Holiday Tournament at Chesbrough Field House have been released, and the host Maroons, who lost to Neuqua Valley in the championship game a year ago, will take on Chicago Senn in the final game of the day at the longest standing boys basketball tournament in the area at 8:15 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19.
The potential also exists for an Elgin-Larkin semifinal as the Royals, currently 6-0, open with Chicago Harlan in the 5:15 p.m. game on Dec. 19.
Defending champ Neuqua Valley is in the bracket slot ahead of Larkin and will take on Rockford Guilford at 3:45 p.m. on Dec. 19.
The other first-round matchups include Francis Parker vs. Buffalo Grove at 9:45 a.m., Rockford East vs. Batavia at 11:15 a.m., Dundee-Crown vs. Hoffman Estates at 12:45 p.m., La Laumiere of Indiana vs. Walther Lutheran at 2:15 p.m. and Romeoville vs. Glenbard North at 6:45 p.m.
The championship game is set for 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22.
Hoops for Heroes: Crystal Lake South will be holding a Hoops for Heroes Day on Saturday when the Gators host crosstown rival Crystal Lake Central in boys and girls basketball. The freshman, sophomore and varsity teams will alternate playing throughout the day with the freshman boys game at 11 a.m. The varsity girls play at 3:30 p.m. and the varsity boys at 5 p.m. The event will raise money for The Charity Stripe, which donates funds for charitable recipients who are experiencing financial and/or emotional hardship due to military service.