Larry McIntire IAABO Board 130 Classic will tip-off this weekend

The ninth annual Larry McIntire IAABO Board 130 Classic will be played Feb. 17-18 at Beverly High’s Henry Cabot Lodge Field House. The tournament, which is named for the former Big East referee and longtime assigner for several high school leagues and the MIAA North sectional tournament, returns to Beverly for the third straight year, after having been played at North Andover, St. John’s Prep and Central Catholic. The tournament will include the girls and boys teams from Beverly, Bishop Fenwick and Masconomet. The Revere girls and Gloucester boys round out the respective fields.  One boys player and one girls player will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Since starting the tournament in 2011, IAABO Board 130 has awarded $26,000 in scholarships. All seniors playing in the tournament were invited to apply for the scholarships.In addition to the scholarship fund, proceeds from the tournament will be donated to Officials vs. Cancer, an American Cancer Society initiative that started in 2008 and has raised more than $2 million.

The Feb. 17 schedule is as follows: Revere vs. Bishop Fenwick girls (2), Masconomet vs. Beverly girls (3:45), Gloucester vs. Beverly boys (5:30), Bishop Fenwick vs. Masconomet boys (7:15). The Feb. 18 schedule is as follows: girls consolation game (2), boys consolation game (3:45), girls championship (5:30), boys championship (7:15).


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