Beach Ball Classic brings top teams, talent to MBCC

The 38th annual Beach Ball Classic tips off Wednesday with 16 of the top high school boys basketball teams in the country taking part in the week-long event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

This year’s field features some of the best teams and players in the nation, including Cox Mills (NC) and Duke commitment Wendell Moore, Archbishop Stepinac (NY) standout AJ Griffin, and Christ The King (NY) big man Moussa Cisse.

The field also includes three local teams in action – Myrtle Beach, Socastee and Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach.

Action gets under way at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday with four games set for opening day. Tournament play continues Thursday, Friday and Saturday, followed by the 3-point shooting and slam dunk contests on Sunday and the championship games on Monday.

Tickets are available at the MBCC box office or online at beachballclassic.com.

WEDNESDAY
Game 1 @ 3:30 PM – Florence (MS) vs N. Little Rock (AR)
Game 2 @ 5:15 PM – Archbishop Stepinac (NY) vs Christian Academy (SC)
Game 3 @ 7:00 PM – University (WV) vs Cox Mill (NC)
Game 4 @ 8:45 PM – Scott County (KY) vs Socastee (SC)
THURSDAY
Game 5 @ 12:00 PM – Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2
Game 6 @ 1:45 PM – Loser Game 3 vs Loser Game 4
Game 7 @ 3:30 PM – Yates (TX) vs Christ the King (NY)
Game 8 @ 5:15 PM – North Mecklenburg (NC) vs Westchester (CA)
Game 9 @ 7:00 PM – St. Edward (OH) vs North Crowley (TX)
Game 10 @ 8:45 PM – Bishop O’Connell (VA) vs Myrtle Beach (SC)
FRIDAY
Game 11 @ 12:00 PM – Loser Game 7 vs Loser Game 8
Game 12 @ 1:45 PM – Loser Game 9 vs Loser Game 10
Game 13 @ 3:30 PM – Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2
Game 14 @ 5:15 PM – Winner Game 3 vs Winner Game 4
Game 15 @ 7:00 PM – Winner Game 7 vs Winner Game 8
Game 16 @ 8:45 PM – Winner Game 9 vs Winner Game 10
SATURDAY
Game 17 @ 10:15 AM – Loser Game 5 vs Loser Game 6
Game 18 @ 12:00 PM – Loser Game 13 vs Loser Game 14
Game 19 @ 1:45 PM – Loser Game 15 vs Loser Game 16
Game 20 @ 3:30 PM – Winner Game 5 vs Winner Game 6
Game 21 @ 5:15 PM – Winner Game 11 vs Winner Game 12
Game 22 @ 7:00 PM – Winner Game 13 vs Winner Game 14
Game 23 @ 8:45 PM – Winner Game 15 vs Winner Game 16
SUNDAY
6:30pm – 3-point shooting and slam dunk contests
MONDAY
Game 24 @ 12:00 PM – Loser Game 11 vs Loser Game 12
Game 25 @ 1:45 PM – Winner Game 20 vs Winner Game 21
Game 26 @ 3:30 PM – Winner Game 18 vs Winner Game 19
Game 27 @ 5:30 PM – Loser Game 22 vs Loser Game 23
Game 28 @ 7:30 PM – Winner Game 22 vs Winner Game 23

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