Local hoops teams set for holiday tournament play
Brandon Miniard, Sports Writer, [email protected]
As Christmas approaches, and 2021 draws to a close, hoops fans in Southern Indiana are set to once again receive the gift of tournament basketball.
The final week of December will again serve as a time of holiday tournaments for many of Harrison County’s basketball squads.
On the boys’ side, Corydon Central and Crawford County will travel to Tell City to compete in the Perry-Spencer County Tournament starting Tuesday. The Corydon Central Panthers will kick off the tournament against Perry Central at 11 a.m. followed by the Wolfpack confronting the host Marksmen at 12:45 p.m. The losers will meet that night at 6:30 followed by the winners facing off at 8:15. Placement games will take place the next day at South Spencer, with the championship game set for 8:15 p.m.
Gates will open one hour prior to tip off.
Lanesville will travel to the border of Bartholomew, Johnson and Shelby counties to take part in Edinburgh’s holiday tournament. The Eagles will face the host Lancers on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Depending on the results, the Eagles will face either the winner or loser of the following contest on the ledger, North White vs. Hagerstown, to conclude the night. The following day will consist of placements games, with the championship game set for 8 p.m.
The South Central Rebels find themselves in a similar position to their arch rivals when they travel to Southridge on Tuesday to face the host Raiders in the Baird Winter Classic, starting at 3:30 p.m. The next day the Rebels will return to face either the winner or loser of North Knox vs. Princeton, depending on their outcome against the Raiders. Thursday, Dec. 30, is the day of placement games, with the championship game to tip at 7:45 p.m.
Floyd Central will head to Indianapolis to take part in the Paul Loggan Memorial Invitational. The Highlanders will kick off their tournament slate Tuesday when they face Pike at 3:15 p.m. They will return to the North Central High School campus the next day to face Avon at 10 a.m.
Class 3A No. 5 North Harrison will travel to Batesville on Wednesday, Dec. 30, for holiday tournament action, facing Jennings County at noon. If the Cougars lose, they will face the loser of the Waldron-Batesville game later that day at 4. If the Cougars win, they will confront the winner of Waldron-Batesville in the championship game at 6 p.m.
On the girls’ side, Class 3A No. 10 Corydon Central will travel to Vincennes to take part in the Niehaus Lumber Classic. The Lady Panthers will close out the opening round Tuesday when they confront Tell City. Depending on the result of the contest, the Lady Panthers will take on the winner or loser of the Evansville Memorial-Jasper contest later that evening. The Lady Panthers will return a day later for the placement games, which conclude with the championship at 7 p.m.
While not competing in a tournament until the postseason, Class 1A No. 2 Lanesville will travel to Jeffersonville on Wednesday, Dec. 29, to confront Henry County (Ky.) as part of the Body Armour Showcase. Tipoff is set for noon.