Crockett’s Halle Scott goes for the goal in the Pioneers’ first game of the Hardee’s Classic against Chuckey Doak. (Photos by Ron Weaver)

From STAFF REPORTS

This is the first year the Hardee’s Classic Basketball Tournament has included girls teams from the region and the David Crockett girls team has started it off with a win.

The Pioneers defeated Chuckey Doak 73-24 on Monday night in Jonesborough. Next, the Pioneers will face Happy Valley on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

The boys portion of the tournament will start on Tuesday, Nov. 26, after press time for the Herald & Tribune. Both boys and girls championship games are set for Saturday. The girls championship game will start at 6 p.m. with the boys at 7:30 p.m.

Check back next week for a follow-up article on the Hardee’s Classic.