Western Athletic Conference’s annual “Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Classic” set for this weekend

The Western Athletic Conference’s annual “Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Classic” is set to take place this weekend at Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Johnstown.

This year’s showcase of high school boys’ basketball games features 11 varsity games, as well as one JV game. The following schools are scheduled to participate: Schalmont, Loudonville Christian, Galway, Bishop Maginn, Madrid-Waddington, Richfield Springs, Canajoharie, Northville, Sharon Springs, OESJ, Edmeston, Middleburgh, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons, Wells, Salem, Mayfield, Fonda-Fultonville and Fort Plain.

All proceeds from the event, which includes a raffle of donated items, will benefit the American Cancer Society; Northville athletic director and boys’ basketball head coach John Karbowski said that the event raised more than $8,000 for the American Cancer Society in 2018 and 2019. The event did not occur in 2020 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Action starts Saturday at 10 a.m. with a JV game between Galway and Richfield Springs, and six varsity games follow. The next day, five varsity games take place; the first is at 11 a.m., and then the next four take place following a 1 p.m. men’s basketball game between Fulton-Montgomery Community College and Finger Lakes Community College.

SATURDAY

Galway vs. Richfield Springs (JV), 10 a.m.; Galway vs. Richfield Springs, 11:30 a.m.; Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons vs. Bishop Maginn, 1; Duanesburg vs. Wells, 2:30; Middleburgh vs. Madrid-Waddington, 4:15; Fonda-Fultonville vs. Schalmont, 5:45; Schoharie vs. Loudonville Christian, 7:15.

SUNDAY

Madrid-Waddington vs. Mayfield, 11 a.m.; Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville vs. Salem, 2:30; Fort Plain vs. Edmeston, 4; Northville vs. Sharon Springs, 5:30; Wells vs. Canajoharie, 7.

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