Girls prep basketball tips off this week in Illinois. After two weeks of official practice time, most teams will play in a season kick-off tournament this week:

The Alton Lady Redbirds Tip Off Classic gets underway Tuesday evening at Alton High. Breese Central takes on Jersey at 4:30pm, followed by Breese Mater Dei and Springfield Southeast at 6, then Alton takes on Calhoun at 7:30. The tournament continues Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

The Marquette Catholic Lady Explorers open play in the Columbia Tournament tonight against Triad. Game time is 7:30pm. The 6pm game features Columbia against New Athens. On Tuesday, Metro East Lutheran plays Greenville and Waterloo plays Lebanon. That tournament continues on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Roxana and East Alton Wood River are in the Dupo Tournament this week. The Lady Oilers play this evening at 6 against Marissa. The Lady Shells play Dupo tomorrow night. Father McGivney, Madison, Waterloo Gibault, and Valmeyer are also in that tournament that runs thru Saturday.

The CM Lady Eagles will play in Taylorville Tournament which plays over two weekends, Nov 16-17 and Nov 23-24.

Southwestern Lady Piasa Birds opens their season tonight at Waverly.

Carrollton hosts Gillespie.

Staunton plays Greenville.