High School Basketball Christmas Tournaments

Christmas tournaments are a long-time high school basketball tradition, and there are dozens and dozens of them held in our area each year.  Most are played in high school gyms and involve four teams playing two games apiece over two days.  Each year, on Christmas Day, The Philadelphia Inquirer publishes a schedule of Christmas tournaments to be held in southeastern Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey.  Listed below are large scale tournaments worthy of interest.  If I missed any, please contact me at dave@highschool-basketball.com .  It's always a good idea to check for last minute changes before going to an event.  

December 26-31 Boardwalk Basketball Classic @ Wildwoods Convention Center (Wildwood, NJ) 12/26 2 Oakcrest v Salem, Cherokee v Bridgeton, Archbishop Spaulding v Absegami, Monsignor Bonner v Timber Creek, Cape May Tech v tba. 12/27 9:30 eight games, including Woodbury v Middle Township, Father Judge v Shawnee, Winslow Township v Lower Cape May, Archbishop Wood v Vineland.  12/28 9:30 eight games, including Pleasantville v Wildwood, Egg Harbor Township v Penns Grove, Metropolitan v Wildwood Catholic, Holy Cross v Ocean City.  12/29 10 seven games, including Communications Tech v Rancocas Valley, Behesda-Chevy Chase v LaSalle College, Atlantic Christian v Archbishop Wood.  12/30 11:30 five games, including Hammonton v Cape May Tech, Philadelphia Electrical Charter v Pennsauken.  12/31 9:45 three games, including Wildwood v Wildwood Catholic.

December 27-28 Primetime ESCIT Christmas Tournament @ Trenton Catholic Academy (Hamilton, NJ) 12/27 12 Steinert v Hamilton West, Pennsbury v West Windsor-Plainsboro South, Westtown v Our Savior New American, Linden v Lakewood, Neshaminy v Baltimore City College, Trenton Catholic Academy v West Windsor-Plainsboro North.  12/28 12 winners v winners, losers v losers.

December 27-30 Scholastic Play-by-Play Network 7th Annual Jameer Nelson/Pete Nelson Philly.com Rally Classic 12/27 @ Plymouth-Whitemarsh (Plymouth Meeting, PA) 1 Lower Merion v Liberty, Neumann-Goretti v Bayard Rustin, Plymouth-Whitemarsh v Long Island Lutheran.  12/27 @ Gwynedd Mercy College 3 Cheltenham v Chestnut Hill Academy, Council Rock North v St Joseph's Prep, LaSalle College v Wissahickon, Abington Friends v Life Center Academy.  12/28 @ Widener U 2:45 Lower Merion v Pocono Mountain East, Archbishop Carroll v Sanford, Academy of the New Church v Satellite Academy, Chester v Norristown Area.  12/29 @ Gwynedd Mercy College 6:15 St Joseph's Prep v Shipley, Atlantic City v Murrell Dobbins Tech, Neumann-Goretti v Plymouth-Whitemarsh.  12/30 @ Widener U 1:15 Constitution Charter v Murrell Dobbins Tech, Academy of the New Church v Princeton Day Academy, Scranton v Archbishop Carroll, Life Center Academy v Friends' Central, Chester v Sanford.

December 28-30 Planet Athlete National Invitational Holiday Basketball Showcase @ East Orange Campus (East Orange, NJ)  This first-time event features four schools from North Carolina--Mount Zion Christian Academy, Stevens Prep, Southern Carolina Prep, and Queen City Prep--plus Redemption Christian Academy, from Troy, NY, in addition to teams from New Jersey, New York City, and Pennsylvania.  12/28 12 CJEOTO v Southern Carolina Prep, Redemption Christian Academy v Stevens Prep, Rise Academy v Mount Zion Christian Academy's post-grad team, NIA Prep v Queen City Prep, St Benedict's Prep v Mount Zion Christian Academy's high school team, Plainfield v McKee/Staten island Tech, East Orange Campus v Paul Robeson (Brooklyn).  12/29 10:30 Rise Academy v Stevens Prep, NIA Prep v Mount Zion Christian Academy's post-grad team, CJEOTO v Queen City Prep, Mount Zion Christian Academy's high school team v Redemption Christian Academy, a couple of girls' games, then East Orange Campus v Our Savior New American.  12/30 11:30 Stevens Prep v Mount Zion Christian Academy's post-grad team, Our Savior New American v Mount Zion Christian Academy's high school team, Rise Academy v Queen City Prep, NIA Prep v Southern Carolina Prep, Franklin Township v McKee/Staten Island Tech, Plainfield v Paul Robeson (Brooklyn), St Benedict's Prep v Redemption Christian Academy.
 

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