BSC Currence Basketball Classic Field Announced
Organizers have announced the field and pairings for the 18th annual Currence Basketball Classic, sponsored by the Bluefield (WV) Lions Club. This year's event, Novmber 28-29 at the Ned Shott Gym on the Bluefield State College campus, includes Ohio Valley, Concord, and Piedmont, in addition to the host Big Blues. In the November 28 opener at 6 p.m., Ohio Valley faces Concord. The Mountain Lions were picked to finish fifth in the 14-team West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference this season, in a preseason vote of league coaches. They return 6-3 forward Kelly Mann, last year's WVIAC tournament MVP. In the 8 p.m. nightcap that evening, Bluefield State meets Piedmont. The Big Blues, tabbed to finish the year in eighth place, welcome back returning regulars David and Carlos Jennings, Jay Gray, and JT Bradley. The November 29 pairings include Piedmont vs. Concord at 6 p.m., with BSC facing Ohio Valley at 8.