One of Mississippi’s most talent-rich basketball tournaments returns for another year.
The third annual Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic is slated for Nov. 27 and 28 at Corinth High School. The tournament features several of Mississippi’s top programs and nationally ranked talent from across the country.
Callaway and Starkville, the reigning MHSAA Class 5A and 6A champions respectively, are slated to participate in the two-day event. Yellowjackets four-star guard Tyson Chandler highlights the field of Mississippi players. Rising sophomore guard/forward Robert Woodard III and his Columbus team will face UConn commit Alterique Gilbert and Miller Grove (Ga.) in the final game of the championship.
Other top-ranked recruits include five-star Madison Academy (Ala.) combo guard Joshua Langford and J.O. Johnson (Ala.) shooting guard Justin Hopkins.
Three-star center Abdul Ado from Hamilton Heights (Tenn.) will face off against three-star power forward Eric Curry and Arkansas-based Southwest Christian on Friday, Nov. 27. Following that game, Sunrise Christian’s (Kan.) C.J. Keyser, a three-star shooting guard, and point guard Roman Young take on a loaded Bill Crothers team from Canada
Below is the full schedule:
Friday, Nov. 27
10 a.m. – Biggersville vs. Okolona
11:30 a.m. – Tupelo vs. Lausanne (Tenn.)
1 p.m. – Callaway vs. Cordova (Tenn.)
2:30 p.m. – Starkville vs. J.O. Johnson (Ala.)
4 p.m. – Madison Academy (Ala.) vs. Columbus
5:30 p.m. – Corinth vs. Bolton (Tenn.)
Lighthouse Challenge Semi-Finals
7 p.m. – Hamilton Heights (Tenn.) vs. Southwest Christian (Ark.)
8:30 p.m. – Sunrise Christian (Kan.) vs. Bill Crothers (Canada)
Saturday, Nov. 28
10 a.m. – Kossuth vs. Hickory Flat
11:30 a.m. – Baldwyn vs Lexington (Tenn.)
1 p.m. – Bolton (Tenn.) vs. Madison Academy (Ala.)
Lighthouse Challenge Consolation
2:30 p.m. Semi-Final Loser 1 vs. Semi-Final loser 2
Lighthouse Challenge Championship
4 p.m. – Semi-Final Winner 1 vs. Semi-Final Winner 2
5:30 p.m. – Corinth vs. Christ Presbyterian Academy (Tenn.)
7 p.m. – J.O. Johnson (Ala.) vs. Callaway
8:30 p.m. – Columbus vs. Miller grove (Ga.)