"I think it's always a plus to play on the same floor as the state tournament. Anytime you get a chance to play on the Civic Center floor, it's a great opportunity for the girls. The Showcase is a great setting."
James also indicated having so many different teams and individuals in the same building is a great opportunity for any college coaches looking to recruit some of the state's best players.
Not only are there many of the local teams playing, the Showcase also brings in some of the state's top teams. Also playing is Class A defending champion Williamstown and runner up Tyler Consolidated, and the runner up in Class AA, Ritchie County.
Several other teams that are off to great starts this season that are participating include Spring Valley (4-0-1), Greenbrier East (12-2-2), and Parkersburg (6-3-1) in Class AAA.
Class AA features Mingo Central (10-2), Clay County (8-2), Independence (9-3), and Ritchie County (5-2).
Tyler Consolidated is looking to take the next step this season, and have won six straight matches on the young season.
Wednesday's action include Lewis County, Summers County, and Herbert Hoover in one tri-match; Doddridge County, Independence, and Capital in another; Greenbrier West, Clay County, and Charleston Catholic; and finally, Mingo Central, Parkersburg Catholic, and South Charleston.
Thursdays tri-matches include Wirt County, Nicholas County, and Sissonville; Parkersburg, GW, and Woodrow Wilson; Magnolia, Huntington, and Winfield; Ripley, Nitro, and St. Albans.