(Council Bluffs, IA) – The 11th annual Jennie Ed Sports Med MAC Shootout will take place Thursday, Dec. 15, Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs.
This unique, 3-day, high school basketball event that began with 8 teams 11 years ago, now hosts 38 regional boys and girls high school teams. It is sponsored by Methodist Jennie Edmundson and co-hosted by the four Council Bluffs high schools and the Mid-America Center.
This year’s Shootout is highlighted by matching up many Iowa versus Nebraska squads, creating a “Border Battle”. Of the 19 scheduled games, 10 will feature IA vs. NE programs, with many highly ranked teams and players from both states showcasing their talents.
“It’s an honor to once again offer area basketball fans an event of this magnitude” said Methodist Jennie Edmundson’s Director of Marketing, Vince Rew. “Rarely can you bring so many teams together at this stage of the season. That’s what makes the Shootout among the Midwest’s best each year. There are many other teams wanting to participate as well. It’s a testament to how much the Shootout has grown in eleven years and the work so many people have put into it.”
The Shootout also offers local teams, big and small, the opportunity to play in one of the premier venues in Iowa, the Mid-America Center.
“Methodist Jennie Edmundson Sports Medicine has provided dozens of southwest Iowa schools and countless community events with athletic training coverage for 30 years” said Jennie President and CEO Steve Baumert. “The Shootout allows us to say thank you to the thousands of players, coaches and communities we have partnered with over the years.”
The 19 game, 3-day schedule will go as follows:
Thursday, December 15, 2016
2:30 PM: Logan-Magnolia vs Thomas Jefferson (G)
4:00 PM: St. Albert vs Abraham Lincoln (G)
5:30 PM: Papillion-LaVista vs Lewis Central (G) *Border Battle
7:00 PM: Papillion-LaVista vs Abraham Lincoln (B) *Border Battle
8:30 PM: Bellevue West vs Sioux City North (B) *Border Battle
Friday, December 16, 2016
2:30 PM: Griswold vs Underwood (G)
4:00 PM: Griswold vs Underwood (B)
5:30 PM: Tri-Center, Neola vs St. Albert (B)
7:00 PM: Denison-Schleswig vs Glenwood (G)
8:30 PM: Denison-Schleswig vs Glenwood (B)
Saturday, December 17, 2016
8:30 AM: East Mills vs Heartland Christian (B)
10:00 AM: Nebraska City vs Fremont-Mills (B) *Border Battle
11:30 AM: Johnson-Brock vs Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton (B) *Border Battle
1:00 PM: Elmwood-Murdock vs Atlantic (B) *Border Battle
2:30 PM: Sioux City West vs Harlan (G)
4:00 PM: Ralston vs Sioux City West (B) *Border Battle
5:30 PM: Wahoo Neumann vs Carroll (B) *Border Battle
7:00 PM: South Sioux City vs Lewis Central (B) *Border Battle
8:30 PM: Louisville vs Thomas Jefferson (B) *Border Battle
Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and will cover all three days. They are available at the MAC Box Office (712) 323-0536, or at all Ticketmaster locations. A hospitality room will be available for all coaches, administrators, officials and members of the media. Media members are welcome to contact Vince at the top of this release or the Mid-America Center for entry.