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Matchups set for next week's EC Tournament

By By BRUCE HIXON Sports Editor
Pairings have been set for next week's Escambia County Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament at Atmore.
The tournament is tentatively scheduled to start December 9 with a girls game between T.R. Miller and Flomaton at 3:30 p.m. TRM and Flomaton will play in boys action at 5 p.m.
W.S. Neal and Escambia County will battle on the girls side at 6:30 p.m. and on the boys side at 8 p.m.
On December 10, W.S. Neal and T.R. Miller will open up play with a girls contest at 3:30 p.m. and a boys game at 5 p.m. Flomaton and Escambia County will lock horns in girls action at 6:30 p.m. and on the boys side at 8 p.m.
The tournament concludes December 11. Flomaton and W.S. Neal open girls play at 3 p.m. followed by their boys contest at 5 p.m. T.R. Miller and Escambia County compete on the girls side at 6:30 p.m. and in boys at 8 p.m.
At this time, no alternate date has been set for the T.R. Miller-Flomaton games on December 9 if T.R. Miller's football team is playing for the state championship.
Tigers coach Rob Atkinson said his squad will not compete in the county tournament that day if the football team is playing in the state championship game. If Escambia County is unwilling to reschedule the December 9 action, Atkinson said the Tigers would accept a forfeit loss.
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T.R. Miller has postponed Friday's home boys and girls basketball date against Andalusia due to the Tigers' state semifinal football game, which will be played at Brewton Municipal Stadium. Those games will be made up December 20 starting at 4:30 p.m.
Gates will open for Friday's state semifinal game at Brewton Municipal Stadium at 5:30 p.m.
As is the case for all home playoff games, there is no reserved seating and no season and complimentary tickets will be honored.
Advance tickets may be purchased at Pic &Sav, the Medical Center Pharmacy and the T.R. Miller High School office. Tickets cost $6.
The W.S. Neal Quarterback Club will have its first meeting under new president Rodney Rhodes December 7 at 6 p.m. in the high school libary.
Rhodes, who has served as vice-president for the last three years, has taken over for preceding president Todd Williamson.