WESTERLY — The 35th annual WCCU Holiday Basketball Tournament tips off Wednesday with a pair of varsity games at Westerly High’s Federico Gym.

Stonington High and South Kingstown will meet in the first varsity game of the day at 6:15 p.m. followed by Westerly High and Chariho High at 8 p.m.

Stonington is 3-0, while South Kingstown, a Division I team in Rhode Island, is 2-2.

Westerly is 4-1 including a 59-53 Division II win against Chariho on Dec. 18.

Chariho is 2-3.

South Kingstown is the defending boys champion.

The girls portion of the tournament starts on Thursday at 6:15 p.m. when Stonington High takes on South Kingstown. Westerly and Chariho follow at 8 p.m.

South Kingstown, which defeated Stonington in the title game last season, is 3-0 in Division I. Stonington comes into the game with a 6-0 record.

Westerly is 2-2 with both the losses coming against Division I teams to open the season in nonleague games.

Chariho is 0-3.

The boys championship game will take place Friday at 8 p.m. The girls title game is scheduled for Saturday at 8 p.m.

Admission for the tournament is $4 for adults and $3 for students. Admission is good for all games played that day.

In addition to two varsity games each day, two junior varsity games will also be played each day starting at 2:15 p.m.

A MVP is selected for both the boys and girls varsity and junior varsity tournaments. A MVP is also selected for each tournament. Sportsmanship awards are also presented. The WCCU pays for all expenses of the tournament. The credit union has donated $223,369.13 to the sports boosters organizations of the participating schools since 1984.

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