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Charleston Catholic boys coach Hunter Moles brings his team in for two games at the Little General Shootout at the Big House this week.

Coaches and fans alike can do some pre-state tournament scouting when the Little General Shootout at the Big House begins its three-day run on Monday at West Virginia State’s Walker Convocation Center.

A total of 18 state-ranked teams — nine boys and nine girls — is included in the mix of 26 games scheduled for the wall-to-wall basketball event, considered one of the largest regular-season hoopfests in West Virginia.

Admission is $8 per person, which includes as many as nine games in a single day. No pass-outs will be issued. Anyone leaving the arena must pay to re-enter.

Monday is heavy on boys ranked teams, as four will take the floor — Robert C. Byrd (No. 6 in Class AA) matches up with Winfield at 1 p.m., with Charleston Catholic (No. 3 A) playing Richwood at 4, Parkersburg South (No. 9 AAA) meeting Capital at 7:15 and St. Albans (No. 10 AAA) vying with Oak Hill at 8:45.

On Tuesday, it’s the girls’ turn to flash the talent with seven ranked teams competing. First up is Gilmer County (No. 5 A) against Lincoln County at 10 a.m., with Parkersburg (No. 3 AAA) playing Spring Valley at 1 p.m., South Charleston (No. 7 AAA) tackling Morgantown at 4, Huntington (No. 10 AAA) and Wyoming East (No. 6 AA) doing battle at 5:30 and then, in perhaps the girls premier game of the week, it’s George Washington (No. 6 AAA) meeting Winfield (No. 1 AA) at 8:45.

It’s back to a boys-heavy schedule on Wednesday, but the day begins with a pairing of girls Class A ranked teams in No. 9 Williamstown and No. 10 Tug Valley. Following that, it’s the Williamstown boys (No. 1 A) against Greenbrier West (No. 4 A) at 11:30, Greater Beckley Christian (No. 2 A) versus Parkersburg Catholic (No. 10 A) at 2:30 p.m., Woodrow Wilson (No. 8 AAA) against Lewis County at 7:15 and Charleston Catholic — making its second appearance of the week — opposite South Charleston at 8:45.

The games will be run on a tight schedule. Teams will warm up at halftime of the preceding games, then be given 10 more minutes at the conclusion of those games.

Contact Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or Follow him on Twitter @RickRyanWV.