Pontiac pairings released

The state’s best holiday boys basketball tournament appears to be the 81st annual Pontiac tournament.

The tournament begins Dec. 28 and features four teams from the YourSeason.com Super 25: No. 1 Simeon, No. 4 Curie, No. 9 Warren and No. 24 West Aurora.

Newcomer St. Charles North, which replaced Schaumburg, will makes its debut against Oak Park-River Forest.

The complete tournament bracket can be found at www.pontiacholidaytournament.com.

The first-round pairings:

West Aurora vs. Danville, 9 a.m.

Curie vs. Niles West, 10:30 a.m.

Joliet West vs. Waukegan, 1 p.m.

Warren vs. Plainfield North, 2:30 p.m.

East Moline vs. Lockport, 4 p.m.

Simeon vs. Bloomington, 6 p.m.

Peoria Manual vs. Pontiac, 7:30 p.m.

Oak Park-River Forest vs. St. Charles North, 9 p.m.

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