More than 200 local schools have entered the Hong Kong Inter-School Basketball Marathon from June 29 to July 4 at Wan Chai's Harbour Road Indoor Games Hall. The Marathon, which celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, has adopted a single-game knockout system to create more excitement. It has also become one of the most important sporting events on the school calendar, and all the participating schools will field their strongest sides, including players from the Hong Kong youth and senior teams. A three-point contest will again be held, with all participating schools entering one player in the competition. Meanwhile, in last night's Division A1 action at MacPherson Stadium, Wide Way Textile hammered Eagles 126-44 (65-26), while Winling beat Youth 77-39 (35-19).