Orr Classic features 6 quality teams

Six basketball teams will compete here in the two-day Lewis Orr Classic that begins Thursday at the Wolens Special Events Center.

Coach Michael Landers’ Bulldogs (3-1) welcome Northern Texas Junior College Athletic Conference leaders McLennan (6-0), Temple (5-0), and Hill (4-1) and Region XIV foes Angelina (1-2) and Jacksonville (1-3) for games Thursday and Friday.

Thursday’s schedule:

Jacksonville v Hill, 4 pm  — Coach Swede Trenkle’s Rebels defeated the Jaguars, 89-82, in first-round play at the Joe White Classic in Hillsboro last Saturday.

Angelina v McLennan, 6 pm — Coach Todd Neighbors’ Roadrunners try to avenge an 84-78 road loss to the Highlanders on November 5.

Temple v Navarro, 8 pm — Coach Kirby Johnson’s unbeaten Leopards average 132.8 points from their first five wins.  They’ve scored a high 144 in their game November 5 against Houston CC, and a 119 ‘low’ in a 10-point win Saturday.  Navarro averages 91 with wins by nine points, but they are 2-1 in two-possession games so far.

Friday’s schedule:

Jacksonville v McLennan, 3 pm

Angelina v Temple, 5 pm

Navarro v Hill, 7 pm