The Varsity BlackSwish completed a grueling 2-day, 4-game stretch, while battling a lot of sickness, at Northridge with a second straight Bankers’ Classic Championship to improve to 15-2 overall on the season! The 4-0 championship stretch included wins over (with leading scorers):
2A Andrean 44-34: Kendal Miller 13, Maddy Payne 10, Kate Rulli 8, Alea Minnich 8
3A Rushville 49-38: Maddy Payne 15, Kate Rulli 13, Kendal Miller 8
4A Merrillville 64-57: Kate Rulli 23, Maddy Payne 17, Kendal Miller 14
4A Northridge 42-32: Maddy Payne 12, Kendal Miller 12, Kate Rulli 10
Maddy Payne was named to the All-Tourney Team for the 2nd straight season and also earned the Championship Game MVP award. Over four games, Maddy scored 54 points (13.5 PPG).
The Panthers were 50/69 overall from the FT line in the tourney, while averaging 17 points per 4th quarter over the 4 game stretch. The poise, maturity, and execution in “winning time” was exceptional from our team.
The team gets a well-deserved break (and some time to improve) over the New Year holiday and will be back in the PIT on 1/4/20 versus Fairfield with a 12:00 PM EST JV Tip.