The 16-team bracket is set for the Tracy Breakfast Lions/Tom Hawkins Girls Basketball Tournament, which runs today through Tuesday at Tracy High’s Bill Swenson Gymnasium and West High’s Steve Thornton Gymnasium.
It’s the 31st year for the tournament, founded in 1983 by the late Tom Hawkins, who was principal-superintendent and basketball coach at Jefferson School, a longtime trustee for Tracy Unified School District and an active member of the Tracy Breakfast Lions.
In addition to West (3-7) and Tracy (1-6), the tournament will feature 10 teams who competed last year, including Napa High (6-1), the defending tournament champion and defending champion of the Monticello Empire League. Napa also won the Hawkins tournament in 2009.
Patterson (3-1), last year’s tournament runner-up, is also back, as is East Union (4-0), which went 3-1 in the 2013 tournament and won one of the consolation trophies.
Other returning teams are Manteca (3-1), Lathrop (3-5), Excel Academy (3-4) of Stockton, Gregori (8-1) of Modesto, Riverbank (4-3), Modesto (0-6) and Tokay (0-5) of Lodi.
Also competing this year are Liberty (7-1) of Brentwood, Chavez (1-7) of Stockton, El Capitan (1-4) of Merced and Orestimba (3-3) of Newman.
Games will start at 3, 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m. at Tracy and West high schools for the first three days of the tournament.
Tuesday’s games at West High start at noon for the consolation bracket, with more games at 1:30 and 3 p.m. and the consolation final at 4:30 p.m. at West High.
Games at Tracy High on Tuesday begin at 3 p.m., followed by a consolation trophy game at 4:30, the third-place game at 6 p.m. and the championship at 7:30 p.m. at Tracy High.
Trophies go to the championship team and to the four teams that finish the tournament with three wins and one loss, including the second- and third-place teams and two consolation winners.
The tournament bracket is at www.tracyhighsports.com/uploads/14_Hawkins_Var_Tour_rev.pdf.
Results will be posted at www.tracypress.com.
Tom Hawkins/Tracy Breakfast Lions Girls Basketball Tournament
First round, today
Liberty vs. Manteca, West High, 3 p.m.
Orestimba vs. Gregori, Tracy High, 3 p.m.
Lathrop vs. Patterson, West High, 4:30 p.m.
Riverbank vs. Napa, Tracy High, 4:30 p.m.
Chavez vs. Excel Academy, West High, 6 p.m.
Modesto vs. East Union, Tracy High, 6 p.m.
West vs. El Capitan, West High, 7:30 p.m.
Tracy vs. Tokay, Tracy High, 7:30 p.m.