Rams, Sharks Set to Host Preseason Tipoff Tournaments

Springfield, FL---It's just about time to start hooping it up. In fact this afternoon and tonight a few area gyms will be rocking with the sound of bouncing basketballs, whistles and cheerleaders.

Some area teams will be tuning up, if you will, for the start of the regular season by hosting preseason tipoff tournaments.

Port St. Joe and Rutherford hosting two such events. For the Rams, it' the 5th Annual Rutherford Tipoff Classic, starting Tuesday afternoon.

"We have six local teams." says Rutherford head coach Rhondie Ross. "We have two dates starting on Tuesday November 12th and we're gonna stop it on November 14th, on a Thursday. Like I said we have four local teams, Bay, Rutherford, Mosley and Bozeman. And we're bringing in East Gadsden from Gadsden County. And then we have Chipley who's got a great program over there."

Those games at Rutherford start at 4:30, 6 and 7:30 Tuesday and Thursday.

Port St. Joe meanwhile hosting 3 visiting teams, FAMU, Franklin and Blountstown, with games Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6 and 7:30 eastern time each night.