Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

December 27, 2016
Three local teams take part in Cancer Classic


The Stansbury boys and girls basketball teams, as well as the Grantsville girls basketball team, will travel to Cedar City for the annual Steve Hodson Cancer Classic Dec. 28-30, with each team playing three games.

Grantsville will play its first game Dec. 28 at 4 p.m. against Lincoln County (Nevada) at Cedar High School. The Cowboys will play Millard, one of the top teams in Class 2A, at 11 a.m. Dec. 29 at CHS before wrapping up the week at 11 a.m. Dec. 30 against North Sanpete at Canyon View High School.

The Stansbury girls team will play its first game Dec. 28 at 7 p.m. against Cedar. The Stallions will face Bryce Valley at 2 p.m. Dec. 29 at Canyon View High, and will finish with a game against Snow Canyon at 2 p.m. Dec. 30 at Cedar High.

Stansbury’s boys will face Eldorado (Nevada) at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 28 at Canyon View Middle School. CVMS will also host the Stallions’ game against Providence Hall on Dec. 29 at 6:30 p.m., with Stansbury’s final game coming at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 30 against Cedar.

The 3-point contest will take place Dec. 29 at 8:30 p.m., followed by the slam-dunk contest at 9:30 p.m. Both contests will be held in the Centrum Arena on the Southern Utah University campus.

The Cancer Classic is in its seventh year, and is held in honor of the late Steve Hodson to raise money for those afflicted by cancer. Hodson won two state championships as Cedar’s head boys basketball coach before winning one with the Canyon View boys and another with the Canyon View girls, earning multiple state Coach of the Year honors. He was inducted into SUU’s Coaching Hall of Fame in 2005.

Hodson also served as athletic director at Canyon View and was the head women’s basketball coach at SUU when he passed away in 2008 after an eight-year battle with multiple-cell myeloma.

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