PRINCETON — The book is closed for the 2017 Toyota Gibson County Teamwork Classic.
Castle was the big winner as the Knights won both the boys and the girls’ championships. Both wins came against Gibson Southern’s boys and girls’ teams, respectively.
Castle won the girls’ championship over Gibson Southern, 67-44. The boys’ title game ended up being much closer as the Titans fought back from a double-figure deficit in the second half only to see Castle win the title, 59-57.
The girls saw a three-overtime game during the third-place game. Wood Memorial managed to come away with a 50-47 victory over Mount Carmel and take third-place.
In the fifth-place game, Princeton Community knocked off Mount Vernon, 59-37.
Two players from the first-place and two players from the second-place team were named to the all-tournament team. The other four positions were used for only one player from each of the remaining teams.
Castle is represented on the all-tournament team by seniors Chloe Mills and Jessica Nunge. Mills finished with 20 points in the championship game against Gibson Southern, while Nunge added 17 against the Lady Titans.
Princeton’s Kiare Young, who passed the 1,000-point plateau during the tournament, was the Lady Tigers’ lone representative on the All-Tournament squad.
Mount Carmel’s Kylie Applebey was named to the All-Tournament team. She finished with 15 points in the three overtime loss to the Trojans before fouling out midway into the third overtime.
Lexi Lashbrooke (Wood Memorial) and Hallie Fisher (Mt. Vernon) rounded out the girls selected to the All-Tournament team.
On the boys’ side, Princeton raced past North Posey, 67-58, to walk away with third-place in the tournament. In the fifth-place contest, Wood Memorial dominated Mount Carmel with a 58-40 victory over the Aces.
Like the girls, two players from Castle and two from Gibson Southern were added to the all-tournament team. The other four spots were reserved for one player from each of the remaining teams.
Jace Steeler and Alex Hemenway were named from the champion Castle team. Nick Maurer and Alec Martin were honored from the Titans.
Junior’s Austin Rager (Mount Carmel) and Zach Dove (Princeton) will represent their respected schools, while Remington Wilkison (Wood Memorial) and Josiah Ricketts (North Posey) were also honored.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Southern Indiana presented a pair of Character Counts Awards. One to a player from the girls’ tournament and one from the boys’ tournament.
The award was presented to the players that most displayed the FCA’s four core values of: Integrity, Serving, Teamwork, and Excellence. Each school was given the opportunity to nominate a player online and a group of FCA staffers not from the area picked the player to honor.
The boys’ winner was John Loehr of Gibson Southern, while the girls’ winner was Castle’s Alexia Voyles.