Chinook SV Girls Basketball Invitational Tournament

Girls basketball will take centre stage this weekend in Lethbridge.

The Chinook High School Senior Varsity Girls Basketball Invitational Tournament will run Jan. 12-13.

It all begins Friday at 2:45 p.m., as the host Coyotes take on H.J. Cody High School from Sylvan Lake. That will be followed by a 4:30 p.m., which will feature Foothills and Cardston.

Friday’s slate of games continues at 6:15 p.m. with Cranbrook’s Mt. Baker taking on Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. The late game Friday will see Raymond and Medicine Hat’s McCoy hit the court at 8 p.m.

Should Chinook win the opening game on Friday afternoon, the Coyotes will move to play in the first semifinal on Saturday at 11:30 a.m., against the winner of the Foothills-Cardston game. An opening-round loss would move Chinook to the consolation semifinal Saturday at 8 a.m.

Other key games on Saturday include the other consolation semifinal at 9:45 a.m. and the tournament’s second semifinal (the winner of Raymond-McCoy) at 1:15 p.m.

The seventh-place game will take place Saturday at 3 p.m., followed by the consolation final at 4:45 p.m., the third-place game at 6:30 p.m. and the championship final at 8:15 p.m.