Return to the court

Peddie girls varsity basketball player Caroline Johnson ’22

After playing only four games (3-1) during the pandemic-shortened season last year, Peddie Girls Basketball Head Coach Kurt Bennett is eager for his team to return to the court this Friday, December 3, in the Peddie School Tip-Off Tournament. Peddie plays Brewster Academy in the official kick-off to the Falcons' season, with tip time slated for 7 p.m. (Spectators are invited to attend but must be masked at all times. Watch live stream of all games at peddie.org/watchlive.)

Bennett, who is entering his second season leading the program, is ready for a fresh start and new look for the tournament, which will feature an eight-team field for the first time.

"I am very excited about the expanded format of the tournament and think it should lead to a great weekend of competition," he said. “We are also excited about the qualities of schools and basketball programs that will be visiting. We’ve had a great first few weeks of practices and scrimmages, and the team is looking forward to competing this weekend — it should be a great experience."

The sixth edition of the Tip-Off is scheduled for December 3-5 at the Erik B. Hanson Field House. St. James (Md.), Hun, Lawrenceville, St. Benedicts, Séminaire Saint-François (Quebec), Brewster (N.H.), Pennington and host Peddie will make up this year’s event. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through a bracket-tournament format. The two undefeated teams will face off in a championship match on Sunday, December 5, at 1:30 p.m.

Peddie School Tip-Off Tournament Schedule:

Friday, 12/3 
4:00 p.m. St. James (away) vs. Hun (home) GAME 1
5:30 p.m. St. Benedicts (away) vs. Pennington (home) GAME 4
7:00 p.m. Brewster (away) vs. Peddie (home) GAME 3 
8:30 p.m. Lawrenceville (away) vs. Séminaire Saint-François (home) GAME 2

Saturday, 12/4  
4:00 p.m. Loser game 1 (away) vs. loser game 2 (home) GAME 5
5:30 p.m. Loser game 4 (away) vs. loser game 3 (home) GAME 6
7:00 p.m. Winner game 1(away) vs. winner game 2 (home) GAME 7
8:30 p.m. Winner game 4 (away) vs. winner game 3 (home) GAME 8

Sunday, 12/5
9:00 a.m. Loser game 5 (away) vs. loser game 6 (home) Seventh Place
10:30 a.m. Winner game 5 (away) vs. winner game 6 (home) Fifth Place
12:00 p.m. Loser game 7 (away) vs. loser game 8 (home) Third Place
1:30 p.m. Winner game 7 (away) vs. winner game 8 (home) Championship