PASCO, Wash. - High school basketball season starts Friday night, but many area teams are starting early by holding jamborees. Several of these glorified scrimmages are taking place across the region this week. One of them was Tuesday in Pasco, where six different teams showed up and split into an "A" and a "B" squad. Each squad played a ten minute half. Kennewick, Pasco, Southridge, Richland, Kamiakin and Hanford all participated. The jamboree format is a big hit with coaches. "As a coach, you're scrimmaging against your JV every day in practice," SAID Kennewick coach Bradyn Leyde. "You don't get a good idea of where you're team's at. It's a great opportunity to put yourself up against some great teams and see what you can work on and get done in practice before you get going this weekend."