Frank Spencer Holiday Classic Brackets Announced


(above photo) Representing the Glenn Bobcats at the press conference, (l to r) Yiannis Bowden, Coach Monty Gray, David Mason.

The 37th Annual Frank Spencer Holiday Classic basketball tournament pairings were announced today at a press conference held at the WS/FCS Education Building.

This year’s 16 team field includes some of the area’s best athletes and should be a real treat for the fans.

The tournament will be held on December 26, 27, and 28, with the Pepsi Cola Journal Bracket being played at East Forsyth High School, and the Champion Bracket taking place at Mt. Tabor High School.

Bobcat head Coach Monty Gray addresses the crowd.

The first round winners will move on to the quarter finals at Lawrence Joel Coliseum on December 27. The semi-finals and the championship games will also be held a t LJVM Coliseum.

The Glenn Bobcats are a number five seed in the Champion Bracket and will face Mt. Tabor, a number four seed, in the first round, at Mt. Tabor. This game is scheduled to tip off at 7:15 P.M. on December 26.

Glenn head coach Monty Gray is looking forward to playing in the Frank Spencer Classic. “It’s always a good time, the families are around and they come out to see their kids play,” said Gray. About drawing Mt. Tabor in the first round Gray said, “It’s good for us, Mt. Tabor is a great team, we’re still trying to learn and find out who we are as a team, we’re going to accept the challenge and get ready the them.” Gray encourages fans to come out and watch some great basketball, “there will be a lot of local talent, good talent that will go on to play in the next level.”

Accompanying Gray at the press conference were two members of this year’s Bobcat squad, David Mason and Yiannis Bowden. Mason, who played in last year’s tournament, is looking forward to a rematch with Mt. Tabor, “we didn’t play out best game and got over extended, when we see them again we’ll be fine.”

Bowden will be playing in his first Frank Spencer Classic and is confident that his team will be competitive. “We just need to rebound and work hard at running the floor.” As for playing Mt. Tabor, “We will work hard in practice and watch a little film, we already know what they can do so we’ll just come out and play with intensity and work hard.”

Make plans now to attend this year’s Frank Spencer Holiday Classic, December 26, 27, and 28.

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