Boys Hoops: Tip-Off Classic returns Nov. 25-30

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – The sixth annual RPS 205 Tip-Off Classic is set for the last week of November.

The national boys basketball tournament has grown each year and features 12 teams from three states playing in a total of 25 games.

All four RPS 205 high schools – Auburn, East, Guilford and Jefferson – will be represented, along with tournament veterans Chicago Perspectives, Elgin Larkin, Hollywood McArthur, Indianapolis Pike and North Chicago. New this year are teams from Chicago Bogan, Providence St. Mel and Harlem High School.

“We are excited to bring back this competitive, opening-week experience for players, coaches and fans,” said Mat Parker, Director of Athletics, Activities & Program Development. “We are especially excited about the level of competition. Most of the teams had winning records last season, and three teams made an appearance at the state finals.”

2019 Tip-Off Classic Schedule

Monday, Nov. 25 at Auburn
6 p.m. – Hollywood McArthur vs. North Chicago 
7:30 p.m. – Auburn v. Indianapolis Pike

Monday, Nov. 25 at Jefferson
7 p.m. – Elgin Larkin vs. Jefferson 

Tuesday, Nov. 26 at East
6 p.m. – East vs. Indianapolis Pike  
7:30 p.m. – Hollywood McArthur vs. Chicago Bogan

Tuesday, Nov. 26 at Guilford
5:30 p.m. – Guilford v. Chicago Perspectives

Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Jefferson
9 a.m. –  Harlem v. Hollywood McArthur 
10:30 a.m. –  Indianapolis Pike v. Providence St. Mel 
12 p.m. – Jefferson v. Hollywood McArthur

Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Auburn
12 p.m. – Chicago Perspectives v. Elgin Larkin 
1:30 p.m. – Auburn v. North Chicago

Friday, Nov. 29 at Guilford  
10 a.m. – Guilford v. Providence St. Mel  
11:30 a.m. – Harlem v. North Chicago 
1 p.m. – Guilford v. Chicago Bogan

Friday, Nov. 29 at Jefferson   
2:30 p.m. – Jefferson v. Providence St. Mel   
4 p.m. – Elgin Larkin v. Harlem 
5:30 p.m. – Jefferson v. Chicago Perspectives

Friday, Nov. 29 at East
7 p.m. – East v. Chicago Bogan

Saturday, Nov. 30 at East
10 a.m. – East v. North Chicago 
11:30 a.m. – Chicago Bogan v. Elgin Larkin 
1 p.m. – East v. Providence St. Mel

Saturday, Nov. 30 at Auburn
2:30 p.m. – Guilford v. North Chicago 
4 p.m. – Auburn v. Chicago Bogan 
5:30 p.m. – Harlem v. Chicago Perspectives 
7 p.m. – Auburn v. Elgin Larkin

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