Pairings were announced last week for the Springfield Blue & Gold holiday basketball tournament.
The Ava Bears will play in the Gold Division and will face No. 7 West Plains at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26.
With a win in the first round, the Bears would play the winner of the Willow Springs vs. Republic (2) game at 8 p.m. Dec. 27.
The semifinals game will be at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and finals will be at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30.
With a loss in the first round on Thursday, the Bears would play the next game at 8 p.m. Friday in Hammons Student Center. All games on the consolation side of the bracket will be played in Hammons Student Center.