Grantsville and Tooele don’t exactly have a vacation over the holiday break. The two Tooele County boys basketball teams are scheduled to participate in the Utah Autism Holiday Classic, hosted by Olympus High School, from Dec. 28-31.
Grantsville will face Judge Memorial at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Rowland Hall at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Timpanogos at 2:30 p.m. on Friday and Murray at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Tooele will face Rowland Hall at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Olympus at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Murray at 1 p.m. on Friday and Skyline at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
All the varsity contests will take place in the main gym. Fans wanting to watch the junior varsity or sophomore games should look in Olympus’ auxiliary gym.
Rowland Hall has two wins this season, notably a 10-point win over American Leadership in late November. The Winged Lions most recently lost by seven to Providence Hall.
Murray lost to Taylorsville by one point earlier this month, a team Tooele beat in overtime. Most recently, the 2-5 Spartans lost to Corner Canyon by four points at home on Tuesday.
Judge Memorial hasn’t had the easiest pre-region schedule so far this season, but the Bulldogs haven’t exactly risen to the occasion, either. The three wins against Wasatch, Herriman and Summit Academy were all decided by eight points or fewer.
Timpanogos will only play Jordan and Grantsville, electing not to play a full four days in the event. The Timberwolves took part in a four-game Tarkanian Classic earlier this month with mixed results.
Olympus could be one of the best teams in the state this season with a 5-2 record and losses to only Copper Hills and Corner Canyon — another two of the best teams in the state. The Titans average more than 71 points per game so far with a balanced attack.
Skyline is drifting just below the .500 mark so far this season, earning a three-point win at Cottonwood earlier this month. The Eagles have only scored more than 70 points in one contest so far this season.