NTC Tournament opens Monday

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By The Staff

The 2011 National Trail Conference boys basketball tournament will open with play-in games on Monday at Altamont.

St. Elmo, the No. 9 seed, will face eighth-seeded Beecher City at 5 p.m.

The Eagles defeated Beecher City, 77-65, on Dec. 17 at the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

The winner will face No. 1 Teutopolis on Tuesday at 6:15 p.m.

Brownstown drew the No. 11 seed and opens play at approximately 8 p.m. on Monday against No. 6 Stew-Stras.

The game will start 20 minutes after the conclusion of Altamont/Cowden-Herrick, which starts 20 minutes after St. Elmo/Beecher City.

The Comets defeated the Bombers, 63-52, on Tuesday.

The winner of that game will advance to face No. 3 St. Anthony on Wednesday. That game will start 20 minutes after the previous game between Windsor and the winner of the Altamont/Cowden Herrick game.

The losers of both play-in games are eliminated from the tournament.