Effingham High School found out the pairings for the Salem Invitational Boys Basketball Tournament.

The Hearts will open play Wednesday, Jan. 20 with an 8:30 p.m. contest against Mount Vernon. The opening game of the evening will have Edwardsville meeting Mattoon at 7 p.m.

The tournament continues Thursday, Jan. 21 with Centralia taking on Charleston at 7 p.m. followed by Salem meeting Troy Triad at 8:30.

The meet will have winner bracket games Friday. Jan. 22 at 7 and 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 23 competition is scheduled for 12:30 and 2 p.m. in consolation bracket play. The winners of those two consy games advance to a 7:30 p.m. game for the consolation title.

The losers of Friday's winner bracket games square off for third place at 6 p.m. Saturday with the winners facing each other at 9 p.m. for the championship.

Admission fee to the tournament will be $25 for reserved chair, entire tournament or $5 for reserved chair, single session, $4 for general admission adult and $2 for general admission students Wednesday night through Saturday afternoon. Saturday night's tickets will be $6 for reserved chair, single session, $5 for general admission adult and $2 for general admission student.

Salem Invitational Tournament

Wednesday, Jan. 20

Game 1, 7 p.m. — Edwardsville vs. Mattoon

Game 2, 8:30 p.m. — Effingham vs. Mount Vernon

Thursday, Jan. 21

Game 3, 7 p.m. — Centralia vs. Charleston

Game 4, 8:30 p.m. — Salem vs. Troy Triad

Friday, Jan. 22

Game 5, 7 p.m. — Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2

Game 6, 8:30 p.m. — Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

Saturday, Jan. 23

Game 7, 12:30 p.m. — Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2

Game 8, 2 p.m. — Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4

Game 9, 6 p.m. — Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 (third place)

Game 10, 7:30 p.m. — Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 (consolation championship)

Game 11, 9 p.m. — Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (championship)

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EHS Girls Tournament

Pairings for the Effingham High School Girls Round Robin Tournament also have been released.

The tourney will begin play Monday, Jan. 18 and run Tuesday, Jan. 19 and Wednesday, Jan. 20 before taking Thursday, Jan. 21 off. Play will resume Friday, Jan. 22 and finish out Saturday, Jan. 23.

Teams entered in the round robin affair include the host Hearts, Effingham St. Anthony, Dieterich, Neoga and Centralia.

Effingham Girls Tournament

Monday, Jan. 18

Game 1, 6:15 p.m. — Neoga vs. Dieterich

Game 2, 8 p.m. — St. Anthony vs. Centralia

Tuesday, Jan. 19

Game 3, 6:15 p.m. — St. Anthony vs. Neoga

Game 4, 8 p.m. — Effingham vs. Dieterich

Wednesday, Jan. 20

Game 5, 6:15 p.m. — Neoga vs. Centralia

Game 6, 8 p.m. — Effingham vs. St. Anthony

Friday, Jan. 22

Game 7, 6:15 p.m. — Centralia vs. Dieterich

Game 8, 8 p.m. — Effingham vs. Neoga

Saturday, Jan. 23

Game 9, 6:15 p.m. — Dieterich vs. St. Anthony

Game 10, 8 p.m. — Effingham vs. Centralia

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