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LaGrange Toyota Invitational pushed back a day

By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY

Daily News

The LaGrange Toyota Invitational was supposed to start on Thursday, but Mother Nature had other ideas.

With the forecast calling for rain, the decision was made to postpone all of Thursday’s games, so what was originally going to be a three-day tournament has been shortened to two days.

Assuming the weather cooperates, each team will still play four games as was originally planned.

Earlier in the week as the forecast grew increasingly gloomy for Thursday, organizers of the LaGrange Toyota Invitational prepared for the possibility of having to fit everything into two days, so the alternate plan was in place.

Each of the eight participating teams will play two games today, and two more games on Saturday.

The championship game, featuring the top teams from each of the four-team pools, will be on Saturday at 7 p.m. at LaGrange College.

“Friday and Saturday look really good (weather-wise), so we’ll be able to get them all in,” Smart said.

All four of LaGrange’s games will be played at Granger Park.

LaGrange will play its tournament opener today at noon against Pace (Fla.), and it will play Johns Creek at 7:30 p.m.

LaGrange’s third game will be against First Academy (Fla.) on Saturday at 10 a.m., and it will have a place game later in the day either at 4 p.m. of 7 p.m.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

TODAY

GRANGER PARK

Noon – LaGrange vs. Pace

2:30 p.m. – First Academy vs. Johns Creek

5 p.m. – First Academy vs. Pace

7:30 p.m. – LaGrange vs. Johns Creek

LAGRANGE COLLEGE

Noon – Buford vs. Florence

2:30 p.m. – Brookwood vs. Venice

5 p.m. – Buford vs. Venice

7:30 p.m. – Brookwood vs. Florence

SATURDAY

GRANGER PARK

10 a.m. – LaGrange vs. First Academy

12:30 p.m. – Brookwood vs. Buford

4 p.m. – Seventh-place game

7 p.m. – Third-place game

LAGRANGE COLLEGE

10 a.m. – Pace vs. Johns Creek

12:30 p.m. – Florence vs. Venice

4 p.m. – Fifth-place game

7 p.m. – Championship game