Immanuel Lutheran eighth-graders win 2022 Lutheran High Tournament

The Immanuel Lutheran eighth grade boys basketball team won the 8B Tournament at Indianapolis Lutheran High School last weekend.

Immanuel played its first game against Redeemer Lutheran and had a dominant performance, winning the game 68-7.

Reed Mellencamp led the way with 12 points, Carter Stein scored 10 points, Jackson Fox scored eight, Braxton Sinclair had eight, Eli Tempest six, Cobi Burns six, Lane Kleber six, Stephen Träger four, Jack Mellencamp four, Jude Michael four, Oliver Williams had one rebound and Bryson Baker added one assist.

Immanuel’s second game came against Concordia Lutheran, and it was another decisive victory, winning the game 54-20.

It was Sinclair leading the way this time with 14 points. Michael scored 11, Stein had eight, Reed Mellencamp had eight, Jack Mellencamp four, Williams three, Tempest two, Fox two, Träger two and Baker had one rebound.

The victory advanced Immanuel to the semifinal game, where they took on St. John’s Sauers. This was a tightly contested game, but Immanuel came out on top 44-41.

Reed Mellencamp had 15 points, Stein scored 13, Sinclair had 10 and Michael had six. Tempest added four rebounds and one assist, while Jack Mellencamp had one rebound.

In the championship game, Immanuel took on St. Peter’s Columbus, and it was another thrilling contest.

The two teams needed overtime to decide a winner, and it was Immanuel who pulled out the 43-41 victory to become 2022 Lutheran High Tournament champions.

Sinclair scored 16 points, and Stein, Tempest and Reed Mellencamp all scored eight, while Michael scored three.

Sinclair, Tempest, Michael and Reed Mellencamp all made the all-tournament team as well.

After winning the tournament, Immanuel carried that momentum into a game against Seymour Middle School earlier this week.

The Warriors able to defeat SMS 48-44. Michael and Tempest each scored 13, Stein and Reed Mellencamp each scored 11, Sinclair contributed two rebounds and four assists and Burns had one assist.

It marked five games in four days for Immanuel, and they were able to win every single one. The Warriors will look to keep it rolling as this season goes on.