2017 Frank Spencer Tournament: Reynolds Rallies, Winston-Salem Prep Rolls
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Sixteen Forsyth County high school basketball programs are set to compete in the 2017 Frank Spencer Basketball Tournament.
The Tournament, named after the former sports editor for the Winston-Salem Journal, is one of the oldest holiday tournaments in existence according to its website. Ripley's Believe It or Not proclaimed it the world's largest sports tournament and at one point, there were more than 140 teams participating in the nearly four-week tournament.
This year's tournament starts Tuesday, Dec. 26 and wraps up with the championship on Dec. 28.
For the first time since 2006, all 16 teams will play at LJVM Coliseum on the first day of the tournament.
Below is a list of the Tournament schedules, photos and scores:
Pepsi bracket final: RJ Reynolds 72, West Stokes 69
Myers Tire bracket final: Winston-Salem Prep 65, East Forsyth 47
Semifinal: RJ Reynolds 61, Atkins 52 - West Stokes 52, Reagan 45
RJ Reynolds and West Stokes will play Thursday at 7 p.m.
Consolation: Mt. Airy 64, South Stokes 55
Myers Tire Bracket
Semifinal: Winston-Salem Prep 60, West Forsyth 52 - East Forsyth 63, Mount Tabor 55
Winston-Salem Prep and East Forsyth will play Thursday at 8:45 p.m.
Pepsi Bracket first round
Atkins 61, North Surry 46
Reagan 73, Walkertown 54
West Stokes 56, Glenn 51
RJ Reynolds 70, Carver 44
Myers Tire Bracket first round
Winston Salem Preparatory 65, Parkland 49
West Forsyth 68, North Forsyth 59
East Forsyth 76, Mount Airy 69
Mount Tabor 73, South Stokes 55
Day 2 semifinal games will be played at the LJVM Coliseum beginning at 4 p.m. The consolation games will be played at either West Forsyth or Parkland. Semifinal games at the LJVM Coliseum are set as follows:
Myers Tire Bracket:
4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
On December 28, the Championship Game for each bracket will be played at LJVM Coliseum. New this year, all 16 participating schools will participate in a Cheerleading Competition set to begin at 5:00 p.m. on championship day. Championship games for each bracket will follow beginning at 7:00 p.m. with the Myers Tire championship game followed by the Pepsi bracket championship game. Halftime activities will include 3-on-3 tournaments sponsored by CP3 Basketball Academy.
Tickets for each day of the Tournament will be available at the door. Admission is $8 on Dec. 26 and $10 on Dec. 27 and 28. All tickets are general admission. Parking is free!
The 2017 Frank Spencer Basketball Tournament has been made possible by the generosity of title sponsor Battery Watering Technologies and primary sponsors East Coast Wings, Lowder Mulch and Topsoil, Myers Tire and Pepsi.
For more information on the Frank Spencer Basketball Tournament, please visit www.LJVM.com or follow @LJVMColiseum on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.