Tabbed as the #1 attended high school basketball tournament in the country, the first round of the boys basketball Tournament of Champions took place at JQH Arena in Springfield on Thursday.
Branson lost to Oak Ridge Military Academy out of North Carolina 63-50. Springfield Parkview lost a close one to Chicago De La Salle 62-60 and Nixa advanced to the championship bracket with a 60-59 win over La Verne(Calif.) Lutheran.
Nixa will play a school from Oklahoma City at 9:30 tonight. Branson and Springfield Parkview play each at 5pm today after they both lost first round games.