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Tribe expects big crowd with NASA tournament


January 12, 2017

Basketball season is always a busy time for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians as they follow the Choctaw Central varsity teams on their campaigns. But the number of games is going to be pushed up to another level this weekend as 62 adult teams will gather for the Native American Sports Association’s (NASA) East Coast basketball tournament. Tribes from as far North as New York, North Carolina, Florida and Alabama will be represented in the four brackets. There will be brackets for teams in the men’s division, women’s division, legends men’s division and legends women’s division. The legends divisions features players 40 and older. It all tips of Thursday night. They will play all day Friday and Saturday. Five gyms will be used in the tournament. If all goes as scheduled, the women’s championship game will tip off at 8 p.m. on Saturday night at Choctaw Central with the men’s championship to follow. - See more at:


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