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Kyle Lovern

Sports Editor

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - The 2013 15th Region Basketball Tournament presented by Community Trust Bank will once again be held at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville, Ky.

The dates will be Monday, February 25 to Monday, March 5.

Basketball fans in the eastern part of Kentucky usually turn out in large numbers for the event. Last year’s number was 25,000, according to figures released by the East KY Expo Center.

Teams in the 15th Region come from these counties; Lawrence, Johnson, Magoffin, Floyd, Martin and Pike. Both the boys and girls basketball teams will hit the hardwood.

Boy’s action kicks off Monday Feb. 25 at 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm

Reserved and general admission seats are available for all games with prices of $7 for reserved and $6 for general admission. Tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone 1-800-745-3000 or at the Appalachian Wireless Box Office Monday-Friday 10 am to 5 pm. For further details you may contact the Expo Center at 606-444-5500.

The district tournaments are being played this week. The 60th District is being hosted at Belfry High School.

Due to scheduling conflicts this year the 15th Region Basketball Tournament draw and press conference will be held at Pike Central High School Saturday, February 23rd at 11am.

The regional tourney girl’s semi-finals will be held Saturday, March 2 at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and the boy’s championship will be held at 8:00 p.m. The girl’s champions will be crowned on Monday, March 5. The game is slated to start at 7:00 p.m.

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