North Bay Haven's hosting its first Beach Bash Tournament

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PANAMA CITY, Fla (WJHG/WECP) - Many high school basketball teams use these next weeks to host and take part in Christmas tournaments.

Count the boys and girls of North Bay Haven on that list.

The Bucs' are hosting the school's first ever Beach Bash Tournament.

A total of 27 boys and girls games are scheduled with teams being able to play as many as three games.

The three-day tournament starts Tuesday with 18 varsity teams playing at four different venues.

Besides games going on at Bay Haven Middle School and North Bay Haven, Gulf Coast will host three games on Tuesday and Thursday, and four games will be played Wednesday at Lynn Haven's Recreational Center.

"Yeah, we're pretty excited about it," Kevin Jacobs, North Bay Haven girls basketball coach/athletic director said. "It's taken a lot of work, from our coaching staff, to the boys and girls, our booster club, the school system, to put this thing together. But we're all excited about playing tomorrow and we hope it goes well."

Both the boys and girls teams of North Bay Haven will be competing, in what will be round robin play, no brackets, no title game.

The thought is, play some games over this week, it's better than teams just practicing.

"So this is going to be a good thing for us," Jacobs said. "This is a trial era for us, we've never done this before. You kind of have an idea, because we've done these tournaments before in the Atlanta area. So we'll see how it happens. And next year we hope to make it bigger. We had one of the hotel chains in the county that's helped us. So it's been a big deal."

The Bucs' boys team plays Rutherford Tuesday at 4 p.m.

South Walton, Bay, Mosley, Niceville, Marianna and Franklin among the other area schools participating in this tournament.

Complete schedule is listed below.


Tuesday, December 19, 2017
North Bay Haven Charter Academy:
2:00 Girls: Cottage Hill Christian (AL) v. Marianna (FL)
4:00 Boys: Rutherford “B” (FL) v. North Bay Haven “B” (FL)
5:45 Girls: North Bay Haven (FL) v. Bay High School (FL)
7:30 Boys: North Bay Haven “C” (FL) v. Palm Bay (FL)

Gulf Coast State College:
4:00 Boys: Oconee County (GA) v. Holy Family Catholic (AL)
5:45 Boys: South Walton (FL) v. Franklin County (FL)
7:30 Boys North Bay Haven (FL) v. Macon East Academy (AL)
Bay Haven Middle School
6:00 Girls: Niceville (FL) v. Mosley (FL)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
North Bay Haven Charter Academy:
12:00 Boys: West Florida (FL) v. Holy Family Catholic (AL)
1:45 Girls: Rutherford (FL) v. Niceville (FL)
3:30 Boys: South Walton (FL) v. Oconee County (GA)
5:15 Girls: North Bay Haven (FL) v. Cottage Hill Christian (AL)
7:00 Boys: North Bay Haven (FL) v. St. Michael Catholic (AL)

Bay Haven Middle School Gym
4:30 Boys: Bay High School “B” v. North Bay Haven “B” (FL)
6:15 Boys: LAMP (AL) v. Rutherford “B” (FL)

Lynn Haven Recreation
4:30 Boys: Macon East Academy (AL) v. Franklin County (FL)
6:15 Girls: Mosley (FL) v. Central Hayneville (AL)

Thursday, December 21, 2017
North Bay Haven Charter Academy:
10:15 Girls: Rutherford (FL) v. Cottage Hill Christian (AL)
12:00 Boys: Palm Bay (FL) v. Oconee County (GA)
1:45 Girls: Mosely (FL) v. Marianna (FL)
3:30 Boys: Holy Family Catholic (AL) v. North Bay Haven “B” (FL)
5:15 Girls: TBD v. North Bay Haven (FL)
7:00 Boys: North Bay Haven (FL) v. LAMP (AL)

Gulf Coast State College:
4:00 Boys: West Florida (FL) v. Macon East Academy (AL)
5:45 Girls: Niceville (FL) v. Central Hayneville (AL)
7:30 Boys: Franklin County (FL) v. St. Michael Catholic (AL)