Eighth-grade hoops tourney starts Thursday at St. Simon

St. Simon Parish School’s 14th annual Father Murray Basketball Tournament is slated Thursday through Sunday in Los Altos.

Eight boys teams and eight girls teams are set to compete in the eighth-grade tournament, held in the school gym. Participants include host St. Simon, St. Nicholas (Los Altos Hills), St. Raymond (Menlo Park), Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton), Hillview (Menlo Park), St. Apollinaris (Napa), Holy Spirit (San Jose), Pinewood (Los Altos) and Menlo.

Games are slated to tip off at 4, 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Ten games are set for Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., and six on Sunday – highlighted by the girls (3:15 p.m.) and boys (5 p.m.) championship games.

The tourney honors the late Father Tom Murray, a priest who lived in retirement at St. Simon Parish for 12 years and was a fixture at school basketball games.

Single-day tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, and free for children 4 and under. A four-day pass is $45 and includes a $20 snack shack card. Proceeds benefit St. Simon athletics.

The school is located at 1840 Grant Road.

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