Local teams in holiday hoops tournaments


Staff Reports

‘Tis the season for holiday basketball tournaments.

While a boys tournament at Henryville and a girls tournament at Eastern Greene have been called off, three tournaments involving Jackson County teams are scheduled for Saturday and next week with some tweaking taking place along the way.

The Crothersville girls holiday tournament will be played Saturday with Crothersville facing Rising Sun at 10 a.m., followed by Providence taking on Indianapolis Scecina. The consolation game will be at 6 p.m., followed by the championship game.

The Ben Emkes Holiday Classic girls tournament will be played at the Bollinger Athletic Complex on Monday.

Host Trinity Lutheran and Bishop Chatard will open the tournament at 10 a.m., and Brownstown Central will play Edgewood in the second game. The consolation game will start at 4 p.m., followed by the championship game.

Brownstown Central’s boys will return to North Daviess and face Rock Creek Academy at 5 p.m. Dec. 29.

The tournament will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Paoli playing Southridge. Rushville will play Loogootee in the 5 p.m. game, and North Daviess and South Knox will close out the opening day schedule at 8 p.m.

The tournament will resume Jan. 1, and the finals will be played Jan. 2.

Another new tournament will take place at Trinity Lutheran Dec. 29 and 30. It will be the Airbud Holiday Classic for boys C teams, named after Trinity Assistant Athletic Director Aaron “Airbud” Ginsberg.

Teams entered are Trinity, Jennings County, Providence, Salem, Switzerland County and South Dearborn.

Pool games will be played Dec. 29 in the single elimination tournament. Final-round games will be played Dec. 30.

The Brownstown and Crothersville girls and Seymour boys also will be in action next week.

The Crothersville girls will host Switzerland County on Dec. 28, while the Seymour boys will be home against New Albany, and the Brownstown girls will travel to South Knox on Dec. 29.

The Crothersville and Medora boys and Seymour girls are under quarantine due to COVID-19 this week and will be able to resume practice next week.

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