ROBINSON — The pairings have been released for the Lady Maroon Thanksgiving Invitational. The six-team basketball tournament opens on Tuesday, Nov. 20, and continues through Saturday, Nov. 24. The Mt. Carmel Lady Aces, who open the season tonight (Tuesday) at Washington, have dominated the tourney in recent years, and return to defend their back-to-back championships. 

The Aces have been assigned to Pool B for the first two rounds of pool play. They are joined by Indianapolis Guerin Catholic and Casey-Westfield. Pool A consists of the Robinson, Charleston (who Mt. Carmel defeated in last year’s championship game), and Marshall. Tim Willis’ Lady Aces open the tourney against Casey, on Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. Their other pool play game is on Friday, Nov. 23 at 6:30 p.m. against Indianapolis Guerin. On Saturday, the tourney shifts to championship play. The semifinals will pit the top team from one pool versus the runner up from the opposite pool. Mt. Carmel would play either at 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. on Saturday, depending on how they finish in their pool. The third-place game would begin at 4:30 p.m. The championship game follows at 6 p.m.