Local Sports Journal

The Meijer Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame Basketball Classic is more than just a lakeshore holiday tradition – it’s also a major fundraiser for the competing teams.

Since its inception in 2002, the annual two-day tournament between Christmas and New Year’s Day has given back more than $110,000. The event is now held at Reeths-Puffer’s sprawling gymnasium, which provides ample parking and seating for fans to watch four games, featuring the defending Class A state champion Muskegon Big Reds on back-to-back nights on Monday, Dec. 29 and Tuesday, Dec. 30.

The Big Reds, who have won 30 consecutive games, play Lansing Eastern in Monday’s second game and East Kentwood in the Tuesday night finale. Monday’s opener features East Kentwood vs. Birmingham Brother Rice and Tuesday’s opener is Lansing Eastern vs. Brother Rice.

Complete schedules are listed below. For additional details on the event and year-by-year results, visit the MASHF web site at http://mashf.com/Classic.htm

For more information, contact tournament committee member Tom Kendra at [email protected] or at (231) 766-1954.


At Reeths-Puffer High School

Monday, Dec. 29

6 p.m.: Birmingham Brother Rice vs. East Kentwood

7:30 p.m.: Muskegon vs. Lansing Eastern

Tuesday, Dec. 30

6 p.m.: Lansing Eastern vs. Birmingham Brother Rice

7:30 p.m.: Muskegon vs. East Kentwood

All tickets are $6 per day and will be sold at the door. No passes of any kind will be accepted.