The Pleasant Valley and Rock Island girls basketball teams will be the featured contest in the second annual IHMVCU Shootout next month.
Slated for Saturday, Jan. 6 at Moline's Wharton Field House, the preseason Mississippi Athletic Conference favorite Spartans and Big Six-leading Rocks will be the seventh and final game slated for 8:30 p.m.
Sherrard and Davenport West tip off the day-long bi-state event at 10 a.m., followed by Alleman and Davenport Central (11:45 a.m.), Pekin vs. Davenport North (1:30 p.m.) and United Township against Assumption (3:15 p.m.)
The evening session kicks off at 5 p.m. with defending Iowa Class 4A state champion North Scott playing Geneseo, followed by 5A 11th-ranked Bettendorf and Moline at 6:45 p.m.
Iowa won last year's IHMVCU Shootout, 4-3, at Augustana College. Rock Island is in the finale for the second straight year. It defeated Davenport North in last year's contest before a standing-room-only crowd 65-54.