The first annual Music City Classic will take place this weekend at Hillsboro high school featuring five Midstate teams facing competition from across the United States and Canada.
The three-day classic will take place Saturday through Monday with Saturday’s noon tip-off being the first of 18 games to be played over the weekend by some of the top boys and girls programs in the nation.
The 20 schools from nine different states participating in the Martin Luther King Day weekend tournament come in boosting a combined 485-129 record from 2015, with 13 of the teams posting records with five losses or less and four of them coming in as reigning state champions.
Brentwood Academy, Cane Ridge, Lighthouse Christian and Montgomery Bell Academy will represent the boys side while back-to-back Class AAA state champion Blackman is the lone girls team from Tennessee.
Cane Ridge will play at 1:30 p.m. Saturday against North Carolina’s Mt. Zion Christian. MBA will face South Carolina’s Andrew Jackson High at 3 p.m. while Blackman will battle Chicago’s Whitney Young High at 6:15 and Brentwood Academy will take on Atlanta’s Pace Academy at 7:45.
On Sunday Lighthouse Christian will take on North Carolina’s Mt. Zion Christian at 1:30. Blackman’s girls will battle Alabama’s McGill-Toolen High Monday at 5 p.m. while Lighthouse Christian will play Canada’s Clarksen Academy at 7 p.m.