39th annual Gulfport Holiday Classic at Bert Jenkins Gymnasium

We are only two short days away from Christmas Day which means a major basketball tournament for the state of Mississippi is right around the corner.

The 39th annual Gulfport Holiday Classic will take place at Bert Jenkins Gymnasium from December 28th to the 30th.

The three-day tournament consists of seven teams from Mississippi and one team from Illinois, coached by former Gulfport High Coach Danny Grieves.

Gulfport Boys Head Coach Owen Miller says the athletic department has been hard at work to make sure that the tournament is a big success and they are honored to keep hosting such a competitive tradition. “It’s a lot of fun, and it’s a tournament that continues to grow. It’s a tournament that fills up really quickly. We’ve got teams already trying to get in next year’s event, so it’s a fantastic time. It’s good for our team, good for our school district, and obviously for the city of Gulfport.”

Tip off will be Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. with a matchup between Harrison Central and Picayune. You can purchase tickets to watch these games at the event.

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