North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Salisbury Christmas Tournament Huge Success


The Salisbury Post reported that the annual Sam Moir Christmas Tournament in Salisbury was once again a huge success.

The annual holiday basketball event is named in honor of legendary Catawba College basketball coach Sam Moir and draws capacity crowds.

The championship night, with Salisbury taking both the women’s and men’s titles, may have been a record-setter, according to Catawba athletics director Dennis Davidson. The crowd grew so large that there was discussion about cutting off ticket sales since there was standing room only before the men’s championship started.

Goodman Gymnasium, home of Catawba College basketball and the site of the Moir tournament, seats 2,650.

The Moir tournament has become one of the highlights of the sports year in Rowan County.