Donettes Host Jamboree Tonight Followed By Dons On Friday

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Sydni Speck leads the Donettes down the court during last seasons Class 3 sectional game against Saxony Lutheran at Dexter High School. The Donettes will host a four-team jamboree tonight at Bill L. Wright Gymnasium beginning at 6 p.m.
Steve Inman

Doniphan basketball fans will have a chance to get an early preview of the Dons and Donettes with pre-season jamborees tonight and Friday at Bill L. Wright Gymnasium.

Tonight (Thursday) the Donettes will host West Plains, Sikeston and Mtn. View-Liberty. On Friday, the Dons will host West Plains, Dexter and Sikeston. Girls action begins at 6 p.m. with the Donettes facing Liberty.

Sikeston plays West Plains at 6:30, followed by Doniphan and West Plains at 7, Liberty and Sikeston at 7:30, Liberty and West Plains at 8, and Doniphan and Sikeston at 8:30.

On Friday evening, the Dons will host Sikeston, West Plains and Dexter. Boys action begins at 5:30 p.m. with the Dons playing Sikeston. West Plains plays Dexter at 6, followed by Dexter and Sikeston at 6:30, Doniphan and West Plains at 7, West Plains and Sikeston at 7:30, and Doniphan and Dexter at 8.

The Donettes will open the regular season in the Van Buren Lady Dawg Classic to be held Nov. 30-Dec. 3.

Doniphan is seeded second behind top-seeded Ellington. Rounding out the field is No. 3 Twin Rivers, No. 4 Koshkonong, No. 5 Van Buren, No. 6 Alton, No. 7 Greenville and No. 8 Mtn. Grove Christian.

Doniphan opens play at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, vs. Greenville. Semifinal games will be played Dec. 1 with the Donettes playing at 8:30 p.m. should they defeat Greenville. Championship games will be played Thursday, Dec. 3 starting at 4 p.m.

The Dons will open their season Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Current River Challenge in Van Buren. The Dons face Steeleville at 6:30 p.m., which will be the sixth of seven games played that day.

In the opener at 11 a.m., Hartville faces Ste. Genevieve, followed by Eminence and Delta at 12:30 p.m., Alton and Houston at 2, Willow Springs and East Carter at 3:30, St. Pius X and Senath-Hornersville at 5. Van Buren will play Dora at 8 p.m.

Van Buren High School has announced several guidelines will be in place during the Current River Challenge.

Fans are encouraged to wear a mask while moving around the gym, concessions area and restrooms. Once seated in the bleachers you may remove it. Communities are encouraged to sit together in the bleachers. Fans are being asked to move on to let other fans from other schools into the gym. Capacity in the gym bleachers will be 984 people at any given time.

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