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Inaugural Midwest King Classic Brings Together High School Basketball Teams From Southwest Ohio In Competition

Posted on: January 9, 2019
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High school basketball teams and players of all demographics from southwest Ohio will come together on the hardwood this January and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in the inaugural Midwest King Classic.

The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 19-20, 2019 at Jerry Lucas Court in the Wade E. Miller Arena at Middletown High School.  Fourteen teams from the area, boys and girls, will compete throughout the weekend and showcase their talents.

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MLK Midwest Classic Schedule:

January 19

2:00pm - Elder vs Covington Catholic

3:30pm - Sycamore vs CHCA

January 20

2:45pm - Crestwood vs Middletown

4:30pm - LaSalle vs Thurgood Marshall

6:15pm - Deer Park vs Purcell Marian

8:00pm - Moeller vs Lakota East

In addition to competing on the court, each of the participating schools will compete in a school project in which they will create an exhibit that expresses and illustrates their favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. quote.  Exhibits will be displayed at Middletown High School throughout the King Classic. Celebrity judges will determine the top exhibit submitted by participating schools and the winner will receive a pizza party and a $1,000 prize to go toward student development.

For more details, please visit KingClassicMidwest.com.  

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