by Ryan Divish
Havre Daily News Sports Editor
The 10th annual Jason Groseclose Memorial Basketball tournament will be held this weekend at the Blue Sky gymnasium.
The tournament starts tonight with four games beginning at 5 p.m. with Grand Bar/Roosevelt team from Chester taking on the Gallery Lounge team from Havre.
The Grand Bar is led by former Chester standout and current UM-Western Bulldog Jeff Graham and former Chester standout Jeremy Kulpas.
The Gallery Lounge team features MSU-Northern fresman and Frontier Conference freshman of the year Cory Brothers. Joining him will be former HHS standout and current Northern receiver Dan Wirtzberger, along with Havre High players Jeremy Giardina, Jared Weigel and Mike Barton. Former standout Coy Weeks of Wolf Point and Clint Crowley of Chinook.
The second game of the night at 6 p.m. will feature a team from Shelby led by Coyote standout Peter Underdahl, facing the Havre Daily News/Culligan squad led by MSU-Northern Landen Grant and Rocky Mountain College's Luke Kunkel and Brent Wilson. Also on the squad is Lance Reesor, who won the Mr. Hustle award and named to the all-star team at the Dale Thompson Memorial last weekend in Belt.
At 7 p.m., the McNair Furniture team, featuring several local players, will face the Vets Bar/Joey Jurenka Construction team out of Chester. Playing for the Vets Club will be UM-Western's Jeff Feenstra.
The fourth game tonight will feature Indepence Bank team facing a team from Bozeman. Independence Bank will have former Turner and Carroll College standout Bill Keller, along with former Lights Powell Becker and Tim VanderMars. Former HHS standout Scott Leeds is also on the squad.
The final game of the night will feature Rathbun Farms of Hingham taking on the Skillman team of Bozeman. Rathbun, the defending champs, will have former Blue Sky standout Jeff Groseclose along with Gildford's Jake and Joey Stuart.
Saturday's game will start at 9 a.m. with Pep's Bar/Olympia facing Statelen Therapy/Talbot Insurance. Pep's is captained by former UM-Western player Wes Holmquist, while Statelen Therapy has several local players from Chinook and Havre on the squad.
Quarterfinal play in the tounament will be Saturday afternoon, with semfinal play starting at 6 p.m. that night. The consolation and championship games will be on Sunday at 1 and 2 p.m.
All of the proceeds of the tournament will go to the Jason Groseclose Memorial Scholarship fund.