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Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 12:31 pm

The Georgia Northwestern Bobcats and Lady Bobcats will host the second Tim Walthour Memorial Basketball Tournament on Dec. 9 and 10 at the Rossville Athletic Center.

Eight teams representing four different states will battle it out on the Bobcats' home floor for two days of college hoops action.

The action will begin at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 as the Lady Tigers of Hiwassee College face off with the Lady Tigers of Southern Crescent Tech from Griffin, Ga. The afternoon session will conclude with a 5 p.m. game between the Georgia Gwinnett College Grizzlies and the Knights from Hines Prep Academy in Charlotte, N.C.

The host schools will take the court in the evening session. The Lady Bobcats will face Trinity College of Florida at 7 p.m., followed by the nightcap between the Bobcats and the Sabers of Barber-Scotia College from Concord, N.C. at 9.

Things get going again on Saturday, Dec. 10 as Trinity College and Hiwassee square off in a women's game at 10 a.m., followed at 12 noon by a contest between the Barber-Scotia men and Hines Prep.

The Lady Bobcats will take the floor at 2 p.m. against Southern Crescent, their former region rivals, while the tournament will finish up with a 4 p.m. game between the Bobcats and Georgia Gwinnett.

The Bobcat Athletic Department will also be holding its annual Toy Drive during the weekend. Spectators who bring in one new, unwrapped toy will also receive free admission to the tournament.

General admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Children under 12 will be admitted free and Georgia Northwestern students will be admitted free with a student ID.

About Tim Walthour

Tim Walthour was a former player for current Georgia Northwestern head coach and Athletic Director David Stephenson and later was an assistant coach at Georgia Northwestern. Walthour was very active in the Lookout Mountain chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and served on its Board of Directors. A great servant of the community, Walthour loved the game of basketball and this tournament will honor his memory.