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The Clover Parks and Recreation Department’s winter league youth basketball games resume Saturday with 20 teams competing in eight divisions.
Donald Johnson, program coordinator for the town of Clover, said participation is heavy this year, including two girls divisions.
“We are excited about the return of girls basketball,” Johnson said. “We haven't had girls teams the last few years and had to go coed.”
Johnson said Clover Rec basketball participants will be competing against teams from Fort Mill. “Competing against Fort Mill teams will be good experience for the kids,” said Johnson.
A heavy slate of games will be held Saturday as the action becomes fast and furious following the extended holiday break.
The 6U coed action at the Clover High School new gym includes the Dragons and Bobcats at 9 a.m. followed by the Phantoms and Nets at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 games include Nets and Dragons at 9 a.m. and the Phantoms and Bobcats at 10 a.m.
Boys 8U games Saturday at the new gym include the Sharks against the Mountaineers at 10 a.m. and the Force and Vipers at 11 a.m. Games for Saturday, Jan. 12 will have the Mountaineers against the Force at 10 a.m. and the Vipers pitted against the Sharks at 11 a.m.
A Saturday 9U girls game at Clover new gym 1 has the Lady Jaguars battling the Lady Warriors at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan.12 9U action will have the Lady Jaguars against Fort Mill Bridges at 11 a.m. followed by the Lady Warriors against Fort Mill Causey at 12 p.m.
The 10U boys games are played at the CHS old gym. Saturday’s games include the Blazers and the Lakers at old gym 1 and the Heat and Celtics at old gym 2. Both games start at 10 a.m. On Saturday, Jan. 12, double-header action will be played at 11 a.m., with Lakers and Heat at old gym 1 and Celtics and Blazers at old gym 2.
Saturday’s 12U boys games at old gym include the Clover Heat and Clover Celtics at 9 a.m. and Fort Mill Ellington and Clover Wizards at 3 p.m. Jan. 12 12U games include the Clover Wizards against the Clover Heat at 10 a.m. (old) and Fort Mill Davis facing Clover Celtics at 12 p.m. (SEM).
A Saturday 12U girls games will have the Clover Lady Eagles and Fort Mill Adams playing at 11 a.m. (old). A Jan. 12 game for 12U girls will have the Clover Lady Eagles against Fort Mill Lindsay at 12 p.m. (old). Jan. 19 will have Fort Mill Smith against the Clover Lady Eagles at 11 a.m. (FHA).
The Saturday 15U boys action will include Clover Wolfpack against Fort Mill Jordan at 12 p.m. (new gym)). A Jan.12 15U boys game will have Fort Mill Blue against Clover Wolfpack at 4 p.m. (BST). On Jan. 19, it’ll be Fort Mill Fisher pitted against Clover Wolfpack at 1 p.m. (FHM).