Dozen Teams Ready for NMBA Under-14 Boys' Tournament This Weekend

 Well, let's get this winter weather out of the way before the weekend so the Lions - and others - can prowl.
 The first Northside Minor Basketball Association bantam boys' tournament will unfold Saturday and Sunday with 12 teams competing at the Division I and II levels.
 The event will be held at the three-court Nashwaaksis Middle School Fieldhouse.
 Preliminary games will be played Saturday and early Sunday, leading into playoffs and championships.
The host NMBA Lions will be part of a four-team D1 pool that includes YCBC Capitals, Western Valley Attack and Moncton Hawks.
 The Lions open at 11 a.m. Saturday, welcoming the Attack before meeting YCBC at 2 p.m. NMBA finishes the round-robin portion of the schedule Sunday at 11:30 a.m. against Moncton.
 NMBA is in a D2 pool with Lancaster Lynx of Saint John, Sackville Titans and Rothesay Park. The other division features Miramichi Pulamoo, YCBC, Woodstock Thunder and Western Valley Under-13.
 The Lions kick things off at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday against Rothesay Park and collide with the Titans at 5 p.m. NMBA finishes its pool play Sunday with a tilt against Lancaster.
 The following is the schedule and court number:
Saturday
 11 a.m. - YCBC A v Moncton (1)
 11 a.m. - YCBC B v Woodstock (2)
 11 a.m. - WVU14 v NMBA A (3)
 12:30 p.m. - NMBA B v Rothesay Park (1)
 12:30 - Lancaster v Sackville (2)
 12:30 - Miramichi v WVU13 (3)
 2 p.m. - Moncton v WVU14 (1)
 2 p.m. NMBA A v YCBC A (3)
 3:30 - Rothesay Park v Lancaster (1)
 3:30 - WVU13 v YCBC B (2)
 3:30 - Woodstock v Miramichi (3)
 5 p.m. - Sackville v NMBA B (1)
Sunday
 10 a.m. - WVU13 v Woodstock (1)
 10 - Miramichi v YCBC B (2)
 10 - Sackville v Rothesay Park (3)
 11:30 - NMBA A v Moncton (1)
 11:30 - NMBA B v Lancaster (2)
 11:30 - YCBC A v WVU14
 1 p.m. - Placement Games
 2:30 - Championship Games



CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Please view this link for a schedule and calendar of events for all NMBA team practices, locations and times and Steve Nash practices, times and locations.