HAMPDEN – This weekend at Hampden Academy it’ll be the calm before what is the three month long storm as eight teams will take part in Hampden’s annual preseason girls basketball tournament.
Joining Hampden are Skowhegan, Winslow, Lawrence, Oxford Hills, Greely, Hermon and a team from New Brunswick Canada.
All of the Maine teams made it as far as their respective class semifinals last year, while the Canadian team is one of the best in its province.
Hampden Academy head coach Nick Winchester is excited for the opportunity to play and watch some high quality talent ahead of the season.
“When I came here to the school one of things I wanted to do was try to get good matchups from the south and the north together. To make sure that teams that play each other don’t see each other in the regular season to give them an opportunity to get some games in before the regular season starts and to play against really good competition,” Winchester said.
Games begin at 9:30 a.m. and run to 5:45 p.m. Below is the full list of games.
9:00 a.m. – New Brunswick vs. Hampden Academy
10:15 a.m. – Hermon vs. Skowhegan
11:30 a.m. – Winslow vs. New Brunswick
12:45 p.m. – Skowhegan vs. Greely
2:00 p.m. – Winslow vs. Oxford Hills
3:15 p.m. Lawrence vs. Greely
4:30 p.m. – Oxford Hills vs. Hampden Academy
5:45 p.m. Hermon vs. Lawrence