Pairings announced for Warrior Classic boys basketball tournament coming in December

Whiteford’s boys basketball team will compete in the Warrior Classic boys basketball tournament at Emmanuel Baptist Christian in Toledo December 28-29.

The Bobcats will take on the host school, Emmanuel Christian, at 7:30 p.m. December 28. The other game has Swanton taking on Monclova Christian at 5:30 p.m.

In the Junior Varsity tournament, Whiteford will play Emmanuel Christian at 3:30 p.m. December 28.

The winners and losers of the first round games will meet on December 29. The JV games will be played at 1:30 and 3:30 with the varsity consolation game at 5:30 and the varsity championship game at 7:30.

The Warrior Classic is one of the longest-running boys basketball tournaments in Northwest Ohio, dating back to the late 1990s, according to Dave Regnier, Emmanuel Baptist head coach and athletic director.

Whiteford has won the tournament championship once (2007) and has six wins in its six seasons of competing in the tournament. The Bobcat boys, under new head coach Nick Abalos, tipped off its 2018-19 season Monday with its first practice of the new season.

Here’s a look at the annual Warrior Classic champions and win-loss record for all teams in the tournament since 2000:

WARRIOR CLASSIC CHAMPIONS
2000: Bedford
2001: Emmanuel Christian
2002: Bedford
2003: Bedford
2004: Bedford
2005: Bedford
2006: Bedford
2007: Whiteford
2008: Bowsher
2009: Bowsher
2010: Bowsher
2011: Bedford
2012: Bedford
2013: Waite
2014: Waite
2015: Waite
2016: Waite
2017: Waite

 

TEAM G W L YRS WIN % TITLES
Waite 10 10 0 5 1.000 5
Bedford 20 17 3 10 0.850 8
Bowsher 10 8 2 5 0.800 3
Springfield 4 3 1 2 0.750 0
Delaware Christian 2 1 1 1 0.500 0
Whiteford 12 6 6 6 0.500 1
Flat Rock 2 1 1 1 0.500 0
Lenawee Christian 6 3 3 3 0.500 0
Fostoria St. Wendelin 2 1 1 1 0.500 0
Fostoria 2 1 1 1 0.500 0
Emmanuel Christian 36 13 23 18 0.361 1
Maumee Valley C.D. 9 3 6 5 0.333 0
Lakota 4 1 3 2 0.250 0
Swanton 4 1 3 2 0.250 0
Summerfield 6 1 5 3 0.167 0
Canton Agape Christian 7 1 6 4 0.143 0
Fayette 2 0 2 1 0.000 0
Horizon Science 2 0 2 1 0.000 0
Fremont St. Joseph 2 0 2 1 0.000 0

 

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