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2019 Pioneer Classic

Join us January 18-20 for one of the nation’s premier wheelchair basketball tournaments, the 32nd annual Pioneer Classic. This tournament will feature top ranked adult, college and youth teams from across the country. All games are free and open to the public. Invite your friends, bring your family, and cheer on the teams!

  • Day One Recap
  • Day Two Recap
  • Day Three Recap

Intercollegiate/Division I:
University of Alabama vs. San Diego, 68-79
University of Alabama vs. Auburn University 71-36
University of Alabama vs. Kansas City, 74-45
Auburn University vs. Kansas City, 45-37
Kansas City vs. San Diego, 42-62
University of Missouri vs. TIRR (Houston), 67-46
University of Missouri vs. Shepherd (Atlanta), 42-37
TIRR (Houston) vs. Memphis, 77-34
Memphis vs. Shepherd (Atlanta), 32-54

Division III:
TIRR (Houston) vs. Music City, 42-55
TIRR (Houston) vs. Shepherd (Atlanta), 61-62 (OT)
TIRR (Houston) vs. Auburn, 30-49
Orlando vs. Arkansas 39-25
Music City vs. Auburn 36-50
Shepherd (Atlanta) vs. Music City 34-57
Spartanburg vs. Lakeshore 49-25
Arkansas vs. Spartanburg 38-61
Orlando vs. Lakeshore 37-29

Women’s Division:
University of Alabama vs. ABC Medical, 63-42

View tomorrow’s schedule here. Games listed in red on the tournament schedule will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Come out and cheer on the teams! Don’t forget to check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for photos from the tournament.

Day two of the 32nd annual Pioneer Classic Wheelchair Basketball tournament saw a full schedule of games with Intercollegiate/Division I, Division III, 10′ Varsity and prep all taking the court.  Today’s action also featured several exciting match-ups, which were decided by only a few points.

Undefeated day one, the San Diego Wolfpack narrowly defeated Auburn this morning in a tough match-up, besting the Tigers by just four, finishing 54-50.  Early action also included an exciting back and forth game in the Prep division with the home team, Lakeshore Sharks, coming out on top, 20-17 over Atlanta.

Mid-day marked two very special occasions.  The first, was the dedication of Stephens Center Court, named in memory of Lakeshore founder, Michael E. Stephens.  Mike’s wife Allison was on hand for the ceremony and made the first shot on the newly named court.  The Foundation also handed out the inaugural Spirit of Lakeshore athletic awards today to Nakisha Adams and Jerry Allred, recognized for the positive impact they have had on the Lakeshore athletic program.

Back in basketball action, afternoon pool play set up Championship Sunday with Music City and Auburn set for the DIII final.  San Diego will take on the University of Missouri in the College/DI Championship.

Tournament play on Sunday tips off at 8a.m., championship games begin at 11:30 a.m.

Intercollegiate/Division I:

University of Missouri vs. Memphis, 50-34
Shepherd (Atlanta) vs. TIRR (Houston), 52-69
San Diego vs. Auburn University, 54-50
San Diego vs. Memphis, 78-43
Missouri vs. Kansas City 76-45
TIRR vs. Auburn 61-47
Univ. of Alabama vs. Shepherd, 67-40

Division III:
Orlando vs. Spartanburg, 44-30
Lakeshore vs. Arkansas, 25-46
Auburn vs. Shepherd (Atlanta), 40-39
Auburn vs. Lakeshore, 56-24
Orlando vs. TIRR, 42-56
Arkansas vs. Shepherd, 25-46
Music City
vs. Spartanburg, 43-14

Woman’s Division:
University of Alabama vs. ABC Medical, 60-50

10′ Varsity Division:
Lakeshore vs. Atlanta, 32-51
Atlanta vs. UAH (Huntsville), 51-36
Lakeshore vs. UAH (Huntsville), 57-36

Prep Division:
Lakeshore vs. Atlanta, 2017
Lakeshore vs. Atlanta, 19-24

View tomorrow’s schedule here. Games listed in red on the tournament schedule will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Come out and cheer on the teams! Don’t forget to check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for photos from the tournament.

The 32nd annual Pioneer Classic Wheelchair Basketball Tournament saw three great days of competition in Intercollegiate/Division I, Division III, Women’s Division, 10′ Varsity and Prep match-ups. Congratulations to all of the teams on a great tournament, and we look forward to seeing you next year.

Today’s Championship games did not disappoint with top-notch play from all of the teams. In Intercollegiate/Division I play, the University of Missouri took on San Diego in an exciting, tightly contested game. Each team competed within a slight margin of error and kept the game close until the final buzzer. In the end, the University of Missouri pulled out the victory 43-38.

The Division III game between Auburn and Music City proved to be equally as exciting of a match-up. With a low scoring first half, defense seemed to be the key component of both team’s game plan. The score was tied 14-14 at halftime. Music City had the hot hand in the third and fourth quarters, and capitalized at the free throw line, edging out a tough Auburn team 39-30.

Final Standings
Intercollegiate/Division I
Champion – University of Missouri
2nd – San Diego
3rd – University of Alabama

Division III
Champion – Music City
2nd – Auburn
3rd – Orlando

All Tournament Team and Individual Awards
Intercollegiate/Division I
Best in Class 1.0-1.5 – John Gilbert, Kansas City
Best in Class 2.0-2.5 – Michael Archie, Memphis
Best in Class 3.0-3.5 – Matt Grashen, San Diego
Best in Class 4.0-4.5 – Michael Auprince, University of Alabama

MVP – Jorge Salazar, San Diego
Best Sportsmanship – Ricardo Lucien, Kansas City

Division III
Best in Class 1.0-1.5 – Adonis Hartsfield, Arkansas
Best in Class 2.0-2.5 – Ricky Treloar, Auburn
Best in Class 3.0-3.5 – Bryan Foley, Auburn
Best in Class 4.0-4.5 – Javi Rodriguez, Orlando

MVP – Jared Rehm, Auburn
Best Sportsmanship – Rucardo Castaneda, Shepherd

Many thanks to all of the volunteers, sponsors, teams and fans that helped make this event a success! If you missed any of the tournament action visit our website for a recap or watch the games on our YouTube channel. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for photos from the tournament.

  • Tournament Info
  • Pioneer Classic Teams
  • FAQs

  • Please do not use tobacco products or vape while on Lakeshore’s campus. Alcohol use is also prohibited.
  • Pets are not allowed in the facility. Service animals are permitted.
  • The concession stand is located by court one and is cash-only.
  • Lost & Found is located at the concession stand.
  • Accessible locker rooms are located on the south side of the Fieldhouse, on the opposite side from the main Fieldhouse entrance. Locks for the lockers are not provided and must be removed at the end of the day.
  • Games denoted with an *asterisk* will be livestreamed via Lakeshore’s YouTube channel.
  • Daily tournament updates will be provided on Lakeshore’s website and social media. You can also sign up to receive updates via e-newsletter.
  • Follow us on social media and tag us in your photos. Don’t forget to use #PioneerClassic2019 
  • Facebook: @lakeshorefoundation Twitter: @lakeshorefound Instagram: @lakeshorefoundation
  • Lakeshore’s track remains open for member use during tournament events. Please do your best to keep the track clear.
  • An athletic trainer is on site at all times and is located at the first aid table.
  • The nearest ATM to Lakeshore Foundation is the BBVA Compass Bank at Brookwood Village.
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