MULLINS, S.C. — Mullins Auctioneers basketball returned to a new gym floor, hosting the annual Mark Gerald Thanksgiving Jamboree Saturday.

Teams featured in the preseason even were Latta, Timmonsville, Lake City, Hemingway, Marion, Carvers Bay and Dillon.

The exhibition games are a holiday tradition established by former longtime coach the late Mark Gerald. The Auctioneers opened the season at Conway Monday. The team hosts rival Marion tonight at 6 p.m. and Lamar Friday night before inviting Conway to town on Dec. 9.

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Born in Atlantic City; raised in Mullins. Graduated from SC State University, home of the mighty Bulldogs. Editor of the Marion Star & Mullins Enterprise. Loves spending free time with his daughter. Huge sports fan.

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