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Dec 4, 2018 9:36 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

Kendall Madison Tip-Off Classic Starts Thursday

Dec 4, 2018 9:36 AM

The Kendall Madison Tip-Off Classic, hosted by the Kendall Madison Foundation, will begin this Thursday, December 6, through Saturday, December 8, featuring junior varsity and varsity teams from schools across the East End. The boys basketball tournament will be held at the East Hampton Middle School and High School gymnasiums starting with a face off between the junior varsity squads of Greenport and Southampton on Thursday, December 6, at 6 p.m.

The tournament will continue Friday, December 7, with junior varsity matchups between East Hampton and Southampton at 4:30 p.m., followed by a game between Greenport and Mattituck at 6 p.m. Those games will be held at the East Hampton Middle School. Varsity teams from Bridgehampton and Southampton will play Friday, December 7, at 5:30 p.m. at the East Hampton High School. That game will be followed by a varsity matchup between Mattituck and East Hampton at 7 p.m.

The tournament will conclude on Saturday, December 8, at the East Hampton High School starting with a junior varsity game between Mattituck and East Hampton. Later, the varsity squads of Bridgehampton and Mattituck will play at 5:30 p.m., followed by a game between the varsity teams of Southampton and East Hampton at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $5.

The early-season tip-off tournament is named after East Hampton graduate Kendall Madison, who was a standout three-sport athlete in basketball, football and spring track, and was killed in January 1995 at the age of 21. He was a member of East Hampton's New York State Class B Championship basketball team in 1990 and was an All-County, All-League and MVP football player who went on to play football at the University of Connecticut on a full scholarship. The Kendall Madison Foundation and Kendall Madison Scholarship Fund were established in his memory to assist others to achieve their dreams. Madison was posthumously inducted into the East Hampton High School Hall of Fame in 2012.

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