Hoops return Thursday night; JH County Tournament play-in games set for Friday afternoon in Monroe

Let me first off, wish you all a Happy New Year, and I hope God will bless you all in 2013.After the Christmas break, high school basketball will resume Thursday night. Check out the complete schedule at the end of this column.JH County Tournament Play-In Games Friday Afternoon in MonroeThe 2013 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament will get under way Friday afternoon in Monroe. The girls play-in game between Cameron and Shady Point will be at 3:30 p.m., followed by the boys play-in contest between Bokoshe and Shady Point at 4:45 p.m. The winners will be part of the main draw of the county tournament, which will begin Monday at Monroe, Howe and Wister.The 2013 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament Guide will be in Saturday's edition with the complete bracket and team rosters. The guides will also be made available at the tournament sites.ScheduleThursdayWister at Arkoma, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Gans at Panama, 6:30 and 8 p.m.FridaySpiro at Poteau, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Arkoma at Howe, 4 and 5:30 p.m.Cameron at Bokoshe, 6:30 and 8 p.m.McCurtain at Panama, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Heavener at Stigler, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Talihina at Wilburton, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Wister at Keota, 6:30 and 8 p.m.SaturdayTalihina at Broken Bow, 6:30 and 8 p.m.MondaySpiro at Muskogee Shrine Classic, TBA.Wister at Red Oak, 6:30 and 8 p.m.