HANCEVILLE – Wallace State men’s basketball is hosting the inaugural Buffalo Wild Wings Christmas Challenge beginning Thursday at Tom Drake Coliseum.
The five-day event features 23 high schools from the state, including a handful of ranked teams and familiar visitors to the Northwest Regional tournament each year at Wallace State. Saturday’s eight-game slate has been deemed the North vs. Central Alabama Challenge.
“We are excited to host the first Buffalo Wild Wings Christmas Challenge and grateful to Buffalo Wild Wings in Cullman for their partnership in and support of the event. The first year of the event presents an exciting field, giving teams at all levels a chance to experience all that Tom Drake Coliseum offers,” said Wallace State coach John Meeks. “Saturday's lineup is especially impressive, with several highly touted players in the state in various classes, as well as some of the top ranked teams in the state participating in the event's North vs Central Alabama Challenge. Also, at halftime of each game, one lucky fan will be selected to attempt a half-court shot for a chance to win wings for a year, courtesy of Buffalo Wild Wings in Cullman. We look forward to exciting high school basketball over the next few days!”
Additionally, the Wallace State Lady Lions host Columbia State at 2 p.m. on Friday, prior to the second day of the Buffalo Wild Wings Christmas Challenge.
Thursday, Dec. 15
6 p.m. – Addison vs. Carbon Hill
7:30 p.m. – Northside vs. Handley
Friday, Dec. 16
5:30 p.m. – Cleveland vs. Cordova
7 p.m. – Thursday loser consolation
8:30 p.m. – Thursday winner championship
Saturday, Dec. 17
10 a.m. – Muscle Shoals vs. Oxford (girls)
11:30 a.m. – Muscle Shoals vs. Oxford
1 p.m. – Sparkman vs. Helena
2:30 p.m. – James Clemens vs. Lee-Montgomery
4 p.m. – Columbia vs. Vestavia Hills
5:30 p.m. – Sheffield vs. Oak Mountain
7 p.m. – Grissom vs. Pelham
8:30 p.m. – Hazel Green vs. Hueytown
Monday, Dec. 19
6 p.m. – Madison Academy vs. Spain Park
7:30 p.m. – Cullman vs. James Clemens
Tuesday, Dec. 20
6 p.m. – Monday’s consolation losers
7:30 p.m. – Monday’s winners
For more information about Wallace State athletics, visit www.athletics.wallacestate.edu.