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Freedom’s Blaikley Crooks (44) drives against Cuthbertson in the 3A West Regional Final in Hickory in March 2019.

The Freedom girls basketball program will host the 15th annual Super Saturday scrimmage event this weekend starting at 8:30 a.m.

The event features 24 teams from around the Southeast each playing two or three games over three sites: the Freedom main and auxiliary gyms and the Table Rock Middle gym.

In addition to Freedom, which reached the NCHSAA 3A West final last season, this year’s field is headlined by Myers Park, Science Hill (Tenn.), Forbush, Providence, Kings Mountain, Providence Day and Asheville Christian.

South Carolina powerhouses Wade Hampton at Dorman were forced to withdraw as the S.C. prep season is now starting a week later than originally scheduled.

All three FHS scrimmages take place in the main gym: at 9:20 a.m. vs. North Iredell, 12:40 p.m. vs. Myers Park and 3:10 p.m. vs. Science Hill.

The format is two 16-minute halves of running-clock action with the clock stopping as normal in the final two minutes. Admission is $5, which covers games at all three sites. All girls basketball players at both Table Rock and Walter Johnson middle schools will be admitted free of charge.

The event has been attended by scores of college coaches and scouting services over the years.

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