St. Simon's annual basketball tourney tips off Thursday

St. Simon School’s 15th annual Father Murray Memorial Basketball Tournament is scheduled 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), Los Altos Christian, Pinewood (Los Altos Hills), St. Raymond (Menlo Park), St. Christopher (San Jose), Frank Green Middle School (Palo Alto), Hillview (Menlo Park), Harker (San Jose) and Menlo School (Menlo Park).

Games are slated to start 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 the school’s basketball games.

Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, and free for children 4 and under. Proceeds benefit the St. Simon athletic department.

St. Simon is located at 1840 Grant Road, Los Altos.

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