Suffolk teams highlight holiday tournament

Published 10:14 pm Wednesday, December 27, 2017

All three Suffolk Public Schools will compete in a holiday tournament this Friday.

King’s Fork High School will host the King’s Fork Holiday Classic, which will feature both Nansemond River High School and Lakeland High School’s boys’ basketball teams. All three teams will compete and will likely match up with each other at some point. Armstrong High School will be the fourth team featured in the tournament.

Armstrong won the tournament last season. The tournament will be two days, and the winners of both games on Friday will play in the championship Saturday. The losers will play for third place on Saturday before the championship game.

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The coaches have spoken highly of the tournament and believe it will feature some good basketball for the fans in Suffolk. This will be the first time that any of the Suffolk schools have faced each other this season. Each team will face one another twice later this season outside of the tournament.

“This is great for Suffolk,” Bulldogs coach Rick Hite said. “Suffolk is a really good sports town, and if we can get everybody to come see all three public schools, it can be a great environment. We all want to compete and enjoy the environment and play some good basketball for the fans.”

The schedule for the King’s Fork Holiday Tournament below:


  • 6 p.m. Nansemond River High School vs. Lakeland High School
  • 8 p.m. King’s Fork High School vs. Armstrong High School


  • 6 p.m. Third-place game
  • 8 p.m. Championship game