Carroll County’s boys’ basketball team will open the three-day First Bank of Virginia Christmas Tournament against an unfamiliar foe.
The Cavaliers, who will play three games in three days in the tournament at Fort Chiswell High School, will begin play Monday, Dec. 28 at 4 p.m. against Johnson County, Tennessee in the first game of the tournament. The three games to follow on Monday will pit Floyd County against Alleghany County, N.C., Radford against Twin Valley, and Fort Chiswell against Grayson County.
If Carroll County (1-2) defeats Johnson County, it will play the winner of Radford and Twin Valley on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. If the Cavaliers lose to Johnson County, they will play the loser of Radford and Twin Valley at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Semifinal winners will play Wednesday night in the championship game. There will also be games for third, fifth and seventh places in the tournament that day.
Carroll County head coach Brad Hawks said he likes the idea of playing new teams this year in the Fort Chiswell Tournament. With Johnson County being a Tennessee team, he said they have been playing about a month longer than Virginia teams.
“They are probably 10 or 12 games into their season. We are only three games into ours,” Hawks said. “Other than that, I don’t know much about them right now.”
Carroll County’s JV team will also play three games over a four-day period in the Fort Chiswell tournament, beginning with a contest against Johnson County on Sat., Dec. 26 at 2 p.m. The Carroll JVs are also scheduled to play Monday and Tuesday in the tournament. Opponents and times are still to be determined.
Allen Worrell can be reached at (276) 779-4062 or on Twitter@AWorrellTCN