Garrard boys playing Rupp
No matter what else happens during this basketball season, the Garrard County boys know they’re going to play in Rupp Arena.
The Golden Lions are part of a 16-game, 24-team basketball festival that includes 10 games on the Rupp Arena court Sunday. The showcase, called Racing to the Rim, has been organized by the Kentucky Basketball Academy and features a number of games that will spotlight some of the nation’s top high school boys, two games featuring some of the top girls teams in Kentucky and several games between small schools from central and eastern Kentucky.
Of course, Garrard falls into the latter category. And the Lions’ game against Fleming County is last in the Sunday slate, which is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Garrard’s tipoff is scheduled for 9:45 p.m. and will probably be later than that, by which time the crowd will probably be pared to an intimate few. Still, it’s always a big deal to play on the same Rupp Arena hardwood where the Wildcats tread, and it’s a nice moment for a rebuilding Garrard program.
If you want to see the Garrard game, you should probably come early. Tickets are $12, good for the entire day’s worth of games and including pass-out privileges. Not a good deal if you’re going for just one game, but a much better bargain if you come for a few hours.
The weekend schedule also includes Friday night and Saturday afternoon games at Scott County. For a full schedule, visit racingtotherim.com.