MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- Head Coach Buzz
Phillips and the Lady Hawks will host the Huntingdon Coaches vs.
Cancer Classic sponsored by Coca-Cola on Wednesday and Thursday in
Roland Arena. Huntingdon will open the Classic on Wednesday against
Franklin (Ind.) with tip-off at 10 a.m.
“I'm excited about hosting the
Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Huntingdon's campus this year. The
level of competition should make for a great two-day event. We're
looking forward to making this an annual and growing the classic to
ten competitive teams next year,” said Athletic Director and Head
Coach Buzz Phillips.
vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer
Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The
initiative leverages the personal experiences, community leadership,
and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to
increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through
year-round awareness efforts, fund-raising activities, and advocacy
programs. Coaches vs. Cancer provides critical mission outreach,
while raising funds in support of the Society's lifesaving cancer
research, education, advocacy, and community service efforts.
The five other teams competing in the
Huntingdon Coaches vs. Cancer Classic include, Division III
opponents, Franklin College from Franklin, Indiana. The Grizzlies
come into the classic with a 6-3 record. Misericordia University made
the longest trip to the classic from Dallas, Pennsylvania. The
Cougars are 4-4 on the season.
Three NAIA opponents will take the
court during the two-day classic, including Bryan College (8-5) Lady
Lions from Dayton, Tennessee. Cross-town rival Faulkner University
brings in the best record, with a 11-1 mark. Martin Methodist (7-3)
RedHawks travel down from Pulaski, Tennessee.
All the teams arrived two days prior to
the Huntingdon Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. Faulkner University
provided its facilities for the teams to work out in preparation of
the classic. A $5 donation at the gate and the schedule of events is
December 29, 2010
10 a.m. - Franklin (Ind.) vs. Huntingdon
12 p.m. - Faulkner vs. Martin Methodist
2 p.m. - Misericordia (Pa.) vs. Bryan (Tenn.)
December 30, 2010
12 p.m. - Misericordia (Pa.) vs. Franklin (Ind.)
2 p.m. - Faulkner vs. Bryan (Tenn.)
4 p.m. - Martin Methodist vs. Huntingdon
*Home team in bold