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Wabash Valley Pizza Hut Classic pairings drawn

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Times Staff Report

The lineup for the Valley's best dose of holiday basketball was set on Tuesday as pairings for the Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic were drawn for the 16-team field.

New teams to this year's tournament include both Linton and Casey-Westfield, giving the field even more big school vs. little school diversity.

For Northview fans, they'll get an early start on Wednesday when they take on Marshall, which features the Eitel brothers, who were named to the All-Tournament team in the Capital Classic for Illinois basketball.

The Lions placed second to Olney in the tourney and also knocked off a ranked team in Teutopolis on the way to a 2-1 mark.

The Knights and Lions will be the second game on Dec. 26, beginning at approximately 11:30 a.m. after the tourney's opening contest between Riverton Parke and South Vermillion at 10 a.m.

Brownsburg-area's Bethesda Christian will square off in a Patriot battle for the tourney's third-game against an Owen Valley squad that rang up 80 points in their season tipoff. The two Patriots squads are coming off strong years last season and will get a good early test in the Classic.

The newcomer Miners will square off against one of the tourney's veteran teams in Sullivan, which has been a part of each of the Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classics. These two teams are the final upper bracket squads.

In the lower half of the bracket, Monrovia squares off against Rockville, which has received pre-season ranking votes and will have one of the tourney's bigger lineups which includes R.J. Mahurin who has given a verbal to Indiana State for 2009.

At 5:30 p.m., Casey-Westfield takes on West Vigo, which could be one of the tournament's dark horses if they can get everyone healthy.

The 7 p.m. contest is a prime matchup between David and Goliath.

Bloomfield and Terre Haute South, with an enrollment difference of about 1,400 students, match up with the Cardinals looking to avenge a narrow 37-35 loss last season.

The evening's final game will feature the host Terre Haute North Patriots against Turkey Run to cap the day off.

Winner's bracket games will begin at 1 p.m. the following day with loser's bracket contests starting at 10 a.m. Thursday.

North will be looking to win its' third straight tournament.

Full tourney tickets are $15 with a one day pass available for $6.

Northview is guaranteed to play three games.

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Why was the bracket image attached at 400 X 333? This makes it imposssible to see the team names.

-- Posted by INDYCRAIGS on Thu, Nov 29, 2007, at 8:27 AM

I was just about to suggest they might provide a link to a full size image rather than the small-unreadable one.

-- Posted by andypflueger on Thu, Nov 29, 2007, at 11:40 AM

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