2003 Southern Indiana High Potential Tip-Off Classic

November 10, 11, 13, & 15, 2003
  at participating school locations
Saturday pool and championship round at Clarksville High School
 

Eight teams will be featured in this event with the teams being divided into two four-team pools.  Pool A will consist of Clarksville, Henryville, Austin, and Shawe Memorial.  Pool B will consist of Providence, Trinity Lutheran, Charlestown, and South Central.  Each team will be assured of five games during the event. 


 

SCHEDULE


 

Pool A

Pool B

Monday November 10

Monday November 10

Clarksville at Henryville

Providence at Trinity Lutheran

Austin at Shawe Memorial

Charlestown at South Central

 

Tuesday November 11

Tuesday November 11

Henryville at Austin

South Central at Providence

Shawe Memorial at Clarksville

Trinity Lutheran at Charlestown

 

Thursday November 13

Thursday November 13

Austin at Clarksville

Charlestown at Providence

Shawe Memorial at Henryville

Trinity Lutheran at South Central

 

Saturday November 15

Saturday November 15

10:00 AM at CHS

1st Pool A

vs

4th Pool B

10:00 AM at CHS

1st Pool B

vs

4th Pool A

11:30 AM at CHS

2nd Pool A

vs

3rd Pool B

11:30 AM at CHS

2nd Pool B

vs

3rd Pool A

 

Championship Round at Clarksville High School

2:00 PM

4th Pool A

vs

4th Pool B

4:00 PM

3rd Pool A

vs

3rd Pool B

6:00 PM

2nd Pool A

vs

2nd Pool B

8:00 PM

1st Pool A

vs

1st Pool B


Sponsored by:


High Potential Basketball Mini-Camp
www.basketball-camp.net

(click on Girls' Minicamp)

Camp Director is Rick Bolus (31 years experience)


PARTICIPATING TEAMS

Clarksville

The Clarksville Generals are coached by Troy Mitchell and compiled a 13-11 record last season.  They lost three key players to graduation including their numbers two and three leading scorers.  Clarksville returns six players who logged quality varsity minutes last season.  6-2 Sr. Candace Bain has given a verbal agreement to play at Butler University and she averaged 19.5 ppg and 9.5 rpg last season.  Other returning players expected to contribute include 5-10 Sr. Liz Cox (3.8 ppg), 6-1 Jr. Kaci Bain (3.7 ppg), 5-6 Jr. Meagan Appleby (6.2 ppg), 5-7 So. Kristen Martin (4.1 ppg), and 5-11 So. Liz Carey (3.6 ppg). 

Henryville

The Henryville Hornets are coached by Brian Guernsey and finished with an 11-14 record last season.  Coach Guernsey graduated two guards who averaged in double figures last season.  The Hornets return 5-8 Sr. Kristen Hester (6.5 ppg, 7.1 rpg), and 5-5 Sr. Jessica Schott (4.0 ppg).  Henryville could also get help from 5-7 So. Krista Couch (2.8 ppg) if she stays healthy this season.  Other players expected to contribute are 5-2 Jr. Kayla Aguirre, 5-9 So. Jamie Everage, 5-4 Jr. Erica Carter, 5-3 So. Hannah Schott, and 5-4 So. Vanessa White. 

Austin

The Austin Eagles are coached by Dan Deaton and finished with an 8-16 record last season.  The edition of the Eagles could be improved due to a mix of returning veterans and promising newcomers.  Austin should get senior leadership from 5-6 Ashley Hutchinson (10.3 ppg), 5-4 Kasey Lawson (2.0 ppg), and 5-7 Tiffany Thurston (3.0 ppg).  5-4 Jr. Sable Payne will add scoring with her 10 ppg average.  6-3 Jr. Jessi Cole is a newcomer who could provide immediate help.  Other players expected to contribute include 5-8 So. Courtney McGinity, 5-6 Jr. Allyson West, 5-7 Jr. Jennifer Turner, 5-3 Fr. Karen Deaton, and several other underclassmen. 

Shawe Memorial

The Shawe Memorial Hilltoppers are coached by Dwight Inskeep and finished with a 2-20 record last season.  Shawe has six players returning from last year’s squad which should enable the Hilltoppers to notch more wins this season.  The leading returining scorer is 5-1 Jr. Katie Sommer (12.8 ppg), who is a legitimate three point threat.  5-5 Jr. Courtney King (8.0 ppg, 8.5 rpg) is the leading rebounder.  Shawe should get senior leadership from 5-6 Hillary Rucker (4.0 ppg).  Other players expected to contribute are 5-1 Jr. Sarah Barringer (7.0 ppg), 5-10 Jr. Erica Lemm, 5-6 So. Liz Kelly, and 5-4 So. Sarah Berry.  Coach Inskeep also has a group of five freshmen on the varsity. 

Providence

The Providence Pioneers finished 15-10 last year and new coach Ty Anderson inherits a team that graduated eight seniors.  Coach Anderson must rely on two returning veterans, 5-10 Sr. Tara Cobb, who will play both the power forward and center positions, and 5-4 Jr. guard Jenna Warner.  5-3 Jr. Karlie Andres and 5-9 Jr. Emily Ernstberger are expected to contribute.  

Trinity Lutheran

Trinity Lutheran is coached by Amber Williams and is in its second year for girls basketball.  They became a member of the IHSAA this past summer.  Three starters return in juniors 5-9 Jamie Hiser, 5-9 Rachel Keinath, and 5-6 Kim Meier.  Hiser was the leading scorer last season, averaging 10.7 ppg.  Keinath is expected to contribute both as a scorer and rebounder, and Meier is expected to be the primary ballhandler.  5-6 Fr. Micah Owens is expected to provide some quality minutes this season. 

Charlestown

The Pirates are coached by Tony Hall and finished 10-16 last season.  Charlestown returns speed and size, and also has an excellent freshman class moving up this year.  The Pirates return three juniors along the frontline in 5-10 Michelle Grayson, 6-0 Kendra Stumler, and 5-9 Kelsie Thrasher.  Coach Hall also expects key contributions from several players including 5-9 Jr. Kim Gregory, 5-4 Jr. Amanda Picente, 5-10 Jr. Jana Davis, and 5-10 So. Jessie Kessler. 

South Central (Elizabeth)

The South Central Rebels are coached by Randall Schoen and finished 22-6 last season.  The Rebels lost a lot of offense as they graduated guard Rachel Dixon who averaged 26 ppg last season.  The Rebels return four seniors:  5-7 Melissa Biesel, 5-9 Lindsey Haag, 5-5 Rikki Abbott, and 5-8 Shannon Bruner.  5-5 Jr. guard Samantha Troutman and 5-6 So. Sarah Pease should also contribute for South Central 


This should be an excellent week of basketball culminating with the championship round at Clarksville High School on November 15th.  One of the top players performing this week will be 6-2 Sr. Candace Bain of Clarksville High School.  Miss Bain averaged 19.5 ppg and 9.5 rpg and was a Junior Indiana All-Star last season.  She has verbally committed to play college basketball at Butler University.


Results

Championship Round at Clarksville High School

7th Place

Shawe Memorial

49

Trinity Lutheran

30

5th Place

Providence

47

Henryville

25

3rd Place

Charlestown

48

Clarksville

47

Championship

Austin

69

South Central

64

All-Tournament Team

Ashley Hutchinson

Austin

5-6

Sr.

MVP

Sable Payne

Austin

5-5

Jr.

 

Jessi Cole

Austin

6-3

Jr.

 

Rikki Abbott

South Central

5-5

Sr.

 

Samantha Troutman

South Central

5-5

Jr.

 

Kim Gregory

Charlestown

5-9

Jr.

 

Candace Bain

Clarksville

6-2

Sr.

 

Jenna Warner

Providence

5-4

Jr.

 

Krista Couch

Henryville

5-7

So.

 

Katie Sommer

Shawe Memorial

5-1

Jr.

 

Rachel Keinath

Trinity Lutheran

5-9

Jr.

 

 



Acknowledgements: 

A special thanks to the coaches who sent me info about their teams and also to Hoosier Basketball Magazine, which provided some missing info about the teams.  This is one of the most comprehensive pre-season magazines I have ever seen on high school hoops—a must read.

 

Please note that player heights vary from source to source.  Please direct your comments to me at prephoops@yahoo.com.

Reports on this and other basketball events appear on http://www.angelfire.com/ky/prephoops.

Team Capsules ©2003 Ron Harrison