Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

January 22, 2013

Jacksonville-John Tyler girls to face of on Monday night

Jay Neal
Jacksonville Daily Progress


Girl's basketball games between Jacksonville and John Tyler have been moved from Tuesday night to Monday night, according to Jacksonville Independent School District superintendent Dr. Joe Wardell.

All games will be played at the JHS Gymnasium (upper gym) and will start at 5 p.m. when the freshmen Maidens and Lady Lions do battle.

The junior varsity tilt will tip off around 6:15 p.m., with the varsity contest slated to tip off about 7:30 p.m.

The varsity girl's game was originally scheduled to be played at 6 p.m. Tuesday, just prior to the long-anticipated match up between the Fight'n Indian and the Lion varsities.

School district officials deemed that Monday would be a more suitable date, due to limited seating at the JHS Gymnasium and an anticipated great demand for tickets for Tuesday’s games.

“We made this decision with safety being our primary concern,” Wardell said. “We're hoping that by moving the girls games to Monday night that that will ease some of the demand for tickets on Tuesday night.”

Doors should open shortly before 5 p.m. on Monday, according to Deena Brand, administrative assistant at Jacksonville High School.

On Tuesday, ticket sales will begin around 4:30 p.m., which is subject to change, if needed, at the discretion of JISD athletic director Chris Taber.

On both nights, the District 16-4A ticket policy will be strictly adhered to.

All patrons entering the gym must purchase a ticket and enter the building at the time the ticket is bought.

Anyone leaving the gym, must buy another ticket (if available) for re-entry into the facility.

The official capacity of the JHS Gymnasium is 750.