Fairland ready for classic

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The O.J. & Co. Show is coming to town.

O.J. Mayo and the North College Hill basketball team will play Saturday in the Huntington (W.Va.) Memorial Field House Basketball Classic.

North College Hill, which slipped past Ironton 71-65 last season to win the Division III state basketball championship, will play in the second game of a doubleheader that also features the Fairland Dragons.

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Fairland plays Sheldon Clark (Ky.) at 7 p.m. followed by North College Hill and Wellston at 9 p.m.

“This is a good setup for us,” Fairland coach Chad Belville said. “We get to play a pretty good team in front of a big crowd and then we get to see O.J. play.”

Fairland fans planning to attend can purchase seats in advance at the school. Tickets for both games are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Fairland receives 50 percent of the presale.