Hall of Fame Classic set for showdown of top teams

Posted by RRR on Dec 21, 2010 at 2:36pm | Page Views: 2,657

With the approaching holidays, another edition of the most prestigious regular season tournament in Indiana high school basketball – the City Securities Hall of Fame Classic – is near.

The girls’ edition of the 2010 City Securities Hall of Fame Classic tournament will be held Wednesday, December 29 at the New Castle Fieldhouse featuring the top teams, talent, and coaching in the state.

2010 Girls’ City Securities Hall of Fame Classic

11:00 AM             Jeffersonville vs. Brownsburg

to follow              Carmel vs. Evansville Memorial

6:00 PM                Consolation Game

8:00 PM                Championship Game

Another outstanding group of teams comes to the New Castle Fieldhouse on Wednesday, December 29 for the 2010 City Securities Girls’ Hall of Fame Classic.  As of December 20, three of the four teams are undefeated and the four teams have a combined record of 37-2.

The first game begins at 11:00 a.m. (ET) with Jeffersonville (8-0) taking on Brownsburg (9-2).  The second game will feature Carmel (12-0) versus Evansville Memorial (8-0).  Winners play for the championship at 8:00 that evening with the consolation game preceding at 6:00.

The opening game pits an established power against an improved program.  Jeffersonville has won 20 or more games six of the past eight seasons and has the highest winning percentage in the state (85.5%) since the start of the 2001-02 season.

Brownsburg snapped a streak of four straight losing seasons posting an 18-6 record last year.  They are poised for an outstanding season with four senior starters and 6’2” sophomore Stephanie Mavunga (left), who is averaging 18.8 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 4.9 blocks per game.

The second contest matches two of the remaining undefeated teams in the state, Carmel and Evansville Memorial.

Carmel, 12-0, has more wins than any other team in the state and is lead by future Purdue player Torrie Thornton (14.3 points, 9.4 rebounds).  8-0 Evansville Memorial features four players at 6’0” or taller, including senior Mallory Ladd, who averages 25.1 points and 12.8 rebounds – both averages placing her among the top three in the state.

The 2010 edition is the 27th girls’ City Securities Hall of Fame Classic and 21st played in New Castle.  The girls’ tournament has included 13 teams that went on to win a state championship that season, including six state champions and four state runner-up teams in the past eight years alone.

Tickets are available through the participating schools, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, and at the New Castle Fieldhouse on the day of the games.  For more information, call (765) 529-1891 or email info@hoopshall.com

All games will be televised in Central Indiana on WHMB TV-40 Sports.  Morning games will air tape-delayed at 2:00 and 3:30 that afternoon with live coverage of the consolation and championship games at night.

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