BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
High school coaches always look forward to being invited to the annual Hoopsfest. The coaches met with assistant Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum director Matt McDonald at a luncheon to announce the lineup of games for the 2015 edition of Hoopsfest.
McDonald said, "Well this is our 21st year of putting Hoopsfest together and through the help of all of the high school coaches here on the coast participating it's what makes the event special. It gives the kids an opportunity to play in a big arena. A lot of them will finish their career at the high school level and they've only played in high school gyms."
Here are the game match ups on January 10th:
*Long Beach vs. St. Patrick/9:30 a.m.
*Bay High vs. Hancock/11:00 a.m.
*Gautier vs. Harrison Central/12:30 p.m.
*D'Iberville vs. Pass Christian/2:00 p.m.
*Moss Point vs. Pascagoula/3:30 p.m.
*West Harrison vs. Gulfport /5:00 p.m.
*Theodore, Alabama vs. St. Martin/6:30 p.m.
*3-point shooting competition /8:00 p.m.
*Slam Dunk competition/8:30 p.m.
*Laurel vs. Biloxi/9:00 p.m.
Laurel coach Marcus Price said, "Very talented field. Some of the best teams in Mississippi. We're looking forward to come in and give the coast a feel of Laurel basketball."
Playing inside the Mississippi Coast Coliseum gives high school teams an experience of playing in the Big House in Jackson...during the State Tournament.
Fans can purchase $7 tickets from participating high schools or pay $10 at the Coliseum box office.