AAU basketball games on tap this weekend


The Craig AAU basketball programs will host multiple games this weekend, including the third annual Bill Lawrence Tournament for the boys. Games will take place Friday through Sunday at the Craig Intermediate School, Craig Middle School and Moffat County High School.

Ninety-three games will beplayed during the tournaments, which include teams from four states in games for fifth- through eighth-graders.

Admission to the games is $2 for adults and $1 for students. Weekend passes also can be purchased.

All of the championship games are scheduled Sunday at the high school.

Craig has teams entered in each of the six divisions.

The first game for the fifth-grade girls team is against Snake River at 6 p.m. Friday at CIS.

That tournament is a four-team round robin, with a four-team bracket played out on Saturday and the championship game at 11 a.m. Sunday.

The fifth- and sixth-grade boys' bracket has a Craig team from each grade entered.

There are seven other teams scheduled to compete for the title in a double-elimination format.

All games (except the championship) will be at CIS. The Craig sixth-grade team will open against Baggs at 5 p.m. Friday.

The fifth grade team will face Meeker's A-team at 4 p.m. The championship game is scheduled at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The sixth-grade girls have two local teams competing against Hayden, Rangely and Rifle.

The A-team opens up at 4 p.m. Friday against Hayden at CMS. The B-team will take on Rangely at 6 p.m. Friday at CMS. The championship is scheduled at noon Sunday.

The seventh-grade girls begin their bid for a championship at 5 p.m. Friday at CMS.

They play Hayden in their opener.

There are seven other teams in the bracket, and the championship is at 2 p.m. Sunday.

There is no seventh-grade boys tournament.

The eighth-grade girls team is one of six teams in their bracket. The girls open at 4 p.m. Friday against Hayden at the high school. They need to win three straight games to get to the 3 p.m. championship.

The eighth-grade boys take on rivals Steamboat Springs at 5 p.m. Friday at the high school.

The Bulldogs are vying for a championship against seven other teams.

The title game will be the final game of the weekend at 4 p.m. Sunday.

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