LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The self proclaimed "top 16-team tournament in the country," the Showdown in the Lake Basketball Classic returns for its fourth year on Thursday, November 30.
The tournament released the 16 teams that made the cut this year, and as usual, it's impressive. Four state champions make the field this year and 10 of the teams played in the semifinals in 2017.
Two of the state's top players will be in attendance, including LSU signee, Ja'Vonte Smart and UL Lafayette signee Randy Gladney.
DeRidder, Hamilton Christian, LC College Prep and Washington-Marion will represent the Lake area in the tournament.
At Hamilton Christian's gym-
Game #1 at 4:00 PM: St. Martinville vs. Wossman
Game #2 at 5:30 PM: Woodlawn (SH) vs. LCCP
Game #3 at 7:00 PM: Hamilton Christian vs. Carroll
Game #4 at 8:30 PM: Dunham vs. Washington-Marion
At LCB's gym-
Game #1 at 4:00 PM: Bossier vs. Ellender
Game #2 at 5:30 PM: DeRidder vs. Scotlandville
Game #3 at 7:00 PM: Landry-Walker vs. Richwood
Game #4 at 8:30 PM: Southwood vs. Peabody
Below is a list of the 16 tournament teams:
Hamilton Christian +
Lake Charles College Prep
*Denotes state champions
+Denotes final four team