Gervais to host memorial basketball tournament
The Gervais High School boys and girls basketball programs will host the Payton Ford Summer Classic to cap off summer league basketball on Friday and Saturday at the high school and elementary school gymnasiums.
The tournament is named after Payton Ford, a Gervais Middle School student who passed away in April and was a member of the district's youth basketball program.
The event will feature boys and girls teams from Willamina, Regis, C.S. Lewis Academy, Kennedy, Gaston, Woodburn and the hosting Cougars.
The event kicks off Friday at 5 p.m., with games running throughout the evening at both schools. It will continue Saturday morning, with the championship held at 1 p.m. at Gervais High School.