The 2014-2015 high school basketball season get underway with this coming weekend(Dec20-21) with the 17th Annual Ocean City PBA Tipoff Weekend in the Dixie Howell Memorial Gymnasium at Ocean City High School.

The event always has some great games and this year is no different.

(Listen to South Jersey basketball Hall of Famer Tom Williams discuss the Tournament match-ups)

Saturday begins with back-to-back girls games, each featuring one of the two teams that played in last year's Cape-Atlantic League championship game - Middle Township and Wildwood Catholic. At 3:30, defending CAL boys champion Wildwood Catholic will face Vineland. The last two games on Saturday feature two of the CAL's best teams facing serious challenges - Atlantic City vs. defending Group 3 champion Delsea and St. Augustine Prep vs. Southern Regional.

The Bridgeton and St. Joseph girls teams, both with strong centers, will start Sunday's lineup. Pleasantville faces Wildwood at 1:45 followed by a meeting of two of South Jersey's best teams - Holy Spirit and Pemberton. The final two Sunday games - an Ocean City vs Mainland girl-boy doubleheader - have been dedicated to the memory of Jack Boyd, a member of the Carino South Jersey Basketball Hall of Fame, who died earlier this year. Boyd coached at Ocean City and his sons were successful athletes at Mainland.

Saturday, December 20, 2014
12:00n ---- Middle Township girls vs Egg Harbor Township
1:45pm --- Wildwood Catholic girls vs Millville
3:30pm --- Wildwood Catholic boys vs Vineland
5:15pm --- Atlantic City boys vs Delsea
7:00pm --- St. Augustine boys vs Southern Regional
Sunday, December 21, 2014
12:00n ---- Bridgeton girls vs St. Joseph
1:45pm---- Pleasantville boys vs Wildwood
3:30pm --- Holy Spirit boys vs Pemberton
(The Jack Boyd Memorial Doubleheader)
5:15pm --- Ocean City girls vs Mainland
7:00pm --- Ocean City boys vs Mainland

More details on Tipoff Weekend, including all-time records and year-by-year results - can be found at

Portions of the proceeds benefit the Edythe T. Selvagn Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Admission is $6 each day, the same as in the event's first 16 years.

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