Salpointe Catholic High School helps start the 2009-'10 high school basketball tournament with its 14th Tip-Off Classic Tournament.
Games began Monday, with pool play through Wednesday and playoffs this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and 28, at 7:30 p.m.
Fourteen schools are participating, among them Canyon Del Oro, Amphi, Palo Verde, Sabino, Cienega, Salpointe, Rincon and Sierra Vista Buena from greater Tucson, along with Mesa Red Mountain, Chandler, Scottsdale Saguaro, Fremont of Oakland, Calif., Tempe McClintock and Rio Rico. Pool play games are played at Salpointe Catholic and Chandler. Sites of later action will be announced.