submitted by Tim Lipan
MUSKEGON, Mich., December 22, 2022 – One of West Michigan’s holiday basketball highlights is set to tip-off featuring area basketball powerhouses.
The Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame Holiday Classic Basketball Showcase will be held at Reeths-Puffer High School on Wednesday, December 28, 2022.
This is the 20th edition of the Holiday Classic, again featuring three boys’ Varsity, Junior Varsity and Freshman games – all for one admission price of $5. Tickets will be available only at the gate, and no passes will be accepted. A live stream will also be offered for all three Varsity games for $10 bat Meridix Streaming at https://www.meridix.com/
The Varsity games will begin at 3pm.
Orchard View High School and North Muskegon High School tip off the action at 3 pm., followed by Reeths-Puffer High School vs. Jennison High School at 4:45 pm. and the grand finale of Muskegon High School vs. Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School at 7:00 pm.
Freshman and junior varsity boy’s games will be held earlier in the day at Reeths-Puffer. A full schedule is listed below.
The Holiday Classic main event features two basketball powerhouses. Since 2012 the Muskegon Big Reds have won seven straight conference titles, seven district crowns, three regional championships and a Class A state title in 2014.
Grand Rapids Catholic Central Cougars has made it to the state Championship game in 2021 and 2022, winning the state title in 2021.
The Holiday Classic is a fund-raising event that began in 2002. Since its inception, the event has returned more than $145,000 to area high school athletic programs thanks in large part to a generous group of donors and volunteers as well as the many attendees.
MUSKEGON AREA SPORTS HALL OF FAME HOLIDAY CLASSIC
At Reeths-Puffer High School
Tickets: $5 – available only at the door – includes all games throughout the day.
Live streaming of all Varsity games is available at Meridix for $10 at https://www.meridix.com/
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
4 p.m.: Orchard View vs. North Muskegon
5:45 p.m.: Reeths-Puffer vs. Jennison
7:45p.m.: Muskegon vs. Grand Rapids Catholic Central
11:45am: Reeths Puffer vs. Jennison
1:30pm: North Muskegon vs. Orchard View
1:30pm: Muskegon vs. Grand Rapids Catholic Central
10:00am: North Muskegon vs. Orchard View
10:00am: Reeths Puffer vs. Jennison
11:45am: Muskegon vs. Grand Rapids Catholic Central
For more on the Hall of Fame and history of the Holiday Classic, visit the organization’s website at www.mashf.com.
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