Thursday, June 20, 2013
Byers hosting summer league
By BARRY BURLESON
The Lions’ Den is busy in June.
H.W. Byers is hosting summer league basketball games Monday through Thursday, wrapping up June 27.
“Everything has been going great,” said Jason Thompson, head coach of the Lady Lions. “This is a basketball community and the other schools love to be a part of it.”
There have been about 10 boys teams and about 15 girls squads participating in the first two weeks.
In addition to Byers, some of the schools, bringing both boys and girls teams or just one of the two, include Byhalia, Horn Lake, Independence, Marion, Ark., Center Hill, Covington, Tenn., Munford, Tenn., Kirby of Memphis, Tenn., Rosa Fort, Holly Springs, Potts Camp and North Panola.
This is the fourth year for Byers to host summer action.
“It’s growing,” Thompson said. “People are wanting to sign up for next year, and this year isn’t over yet.”
He said the summer league provides teams the opportunity to practice against other schools.
“It’s organized practice,” Thompson said. “The games don’t count. But you can see where you are as a team (going into the next school year).
“It keeps the kids busy – gives them something to do.”
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