Wheeling Hardwood Classic pairings set

Daily Herald report
Updated 12/10/2018 6:18 PM

The pairings have been released for the 40th Wheeling Hardwood Classic, which brings together several of the top boys basketball teams in the suburbs.

The tournament begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26 when Waukegan (6-1) takes on Grayslake Central (3-4).

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Defending champion Niles North (3-2) will finish up the first round action against Maine West (4-3) in the 8:45 p.m. game.

In between, the other six first-round games include:

•Fremd (5-2) vs. Libertyville (3-5), 10:30 a.m.

•Notre Dame (4-2) vs. Prospect (4-4), 12:15 p.m.

•Glenbrook South (8-0) vs. Chicago Taft (3-5), 2 p.m.

•St. Viator (8-1) vs. Ridgewood (3-4), 3:45 p.m.

•Buffalo Grove (4-3) vs. Deerfield (2-4), 5:30 p.m.

•Wheeling (3-4) vs. Geneva (6-0), 7:15 p.m.

The Hardwood Classic's Twitter page is an excellent source of detailed information on teams and players to watch.

The championship game of the tournament is scheduled for 8:45 p.m. on Dec. 29.

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