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Pascagoula’s Chevron Classic loaded with top Coast squads

Pascagoula’s Dequan Weatherspoon is introduced before a game in the Gulfport Hardwood Holiday Classic on Dec. 29.
Pascagoula’s Dequan Weatherspoon is introduced before a game in the Gulfport Hardwood Holiday Classic on Dec. 29. ttisbell@sunherald.com File

Many of the Coast's top high school basketball teams will compete in the 2017 Chevron Classic on Jan. 14 at Pascagoula High School.

The one-day, eight-game event will conclude with a pair of intriguing contests.

Bay High, which is ranked No. 3 by the Sun Herald, will play New Iberia (La.) in the 7 p.m. game and No. 3 Pascagoula will face No. 7 George County at 8:30 p.m.

New Iberia should prove to be stiff competition for Bay High, which is considered by many to be the most talented team on the Coast. New Iberia is 13-6 this season while Bay High sits at 13-4.

The host team, Pascagoula, should also face a nice challenge in George County, which is 12-1 with its lone defeat coming on Dec. 10 to Oak Grove.

The Pascagoula-George County game will feature two of the better guards on the Coast in Pascagoula senior Noel Jones and George County senior LaRaymond Spivery. Jones is averaging 14 points and 5 rebounds this season while Spivery is putting up 16.3 points and 5.2 assists a game.

The action starts at 10 a.m. with Gautier playing No. 10 D'Iberville. Ocean Springs will play at Long Beach at 11:30 a.m. and No. 4 Gulfport will play Oak Grove at 1 p.m.

At 2:30 p.m., Moss Point will face West Harrison. No. 6 Harrison Central will play Quitman at 4 p.m. and the Pascagoula girls will face Quitman at 5:30 p.m.

The price of admission will be $5.

Chevron Classic schedule

Date: Jan. 14

Location: Pascagoula High School

10 a.m. — Gautier vs. D’Iberville

11:30 a.m. — Ocean Springs vs. Long Beach

1 p.m. — Gulfport vs. Oak Grove

2:30 p.m. — Moss Point vs. West Harrison

4 p.m. — Harrison Central vs. Quitman

5:30 p.m. — Pascagoula girls vs. Quitman

7 p.m. — Bay High vs. New Iberia

8:30 p.m. — Pascagoula vs. George County

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