Gold Dome Classic kicks off Wednesday

Staff reports

ST. AMANT – The annual Ralph Sellers Gold Dome Classic has attracted teams from north and south Louisiana as well as the local area for boys’ basketball action scheduled to begin Wednesday.

The 12-team field features newcomers Dunham and Chalmette as well as Terrebonne, Hammond, Lutcher, Ponchatoula, Airline, Donaldsonville, Dutchtown, East Ascension and host St. Amant.

Action tips off at 4 p.m. Wednesday with Dutchtown meeting Woodlawn. Lutcher and Dunham follow at 5:30 p.m.

Donaldsonville and St. Amant square off at 7 p.m. with Hammond and East Ascension concluding the night’s action at 8 p.m.

The winner of Lutcher and Dunham will play Chalmette at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Gold Dome, while Terrebonne will take on the winner of Hammond and East Ascension at 5:30 p.m.

Ponchatoula faces the winner of Donaldsonville and St. Amant at 7 p.m. and Airline takes on the winner of Woodlawn and Dutchtown at 8:30 p.m.

Consolation play resumes at 4 p.m. Friday. The semifinals are scheduled for 7 and 8:30 p.m. Friday with the championship game Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The third-place game will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and the consolation bracket finals are scheduled for 3 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday.