Field set for Tre Cunningham memorial basketball tournament

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021 | 10:14 AM


The field is set for the inaugural Tre Cunningham Memorial Basketball Tournament to be played Friday and Saturday at the Jeannette High School gymnasium.

Eight high school boys teams will compete in a double-elimination bracket.

The event is sponsored by the Jeannette Educational Foundation.

Funds will go toward a scholarship in the name of Cunningham, the former three-sport standout at Jeannette who was killed nearly one year ago in a motorcycle accident on Route 130 near Penn-Trafford High School.

Jeannette will take on Latrobe at 6 p.m. Friday, followed by Monessen vs. Penn-Trafford at 7, Winchester Thurston vs. Deer Lakes at 8, and Greensburg Central Catholic vs. Yough at 9.

Saturday will have a full slate of games as the losers’ bracket tips at 9 a.m. and quarterfinals begin at 10.

Games will run all day with the championship set for 7:15 p.m.

Latrobe will play only one game, so Jeannette already is penciled in for the quarterfinals.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. Cost is $2 for a one-day pass and $4 for a two-day pass.

Cunningham, a talented basketball, football and baseball player who won WPIAL and PIAA championships, was a pitcher for the La Roche baseball team.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Bill by email at bbeckner@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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