The Under Armour Silver State Slam girls basketball tournament begins today at McQueen, with a field of 18 teams and three days full of games.
Games will be played in both the McQueen main and auxiliary gyms. Teams will play once per day, today through Saturday, with some teams playing two games on Friday.
Twelve of the entries are NIAA schools, including Damonte Ranch, Hug, McQueen, Reed, Spanish Springs and Wooster of Division I North. The field also includes four Division I-A North teams and two from Division III.
Six Northern California teams make up the balance of the field.
The event begins today at 2 p.m. Friday’s first games are at 9 a.m., with Saturday’s action opening at 8:30 a.m. The event is run on a scheduled format, not a tournament bracket.
Today’s schedule features three matchups of area teams: Spanish Springs vs. Truckee (2 p.m.); Hug vs. Yerington (3:30 p.m.); and Wooster vs. Pershing County (3:30 p.m.).