Rivertown Classic Pairings Set

Posted On December 13, 2012

Last Updated: December 13, 2012 10:07:21 am



(Rising Sun, Ind.) – Boys and girls basketball coaches from South Dearborn, Lawrenceburg, Rising Sun, and Switzerland County met Wednesday to organize the 13th Annual Rivertown Classic.


The tournament held January 2-5 at South Dearborn High School in Aurora is celebrated as a meeting of four area teams who once regularly met to play for a sectional championship trophy in the postseason, prior to class basketball being introduced in Indiana.


Every game of the tournament will be heard live on Eagle 99.3 and worldwide at www.EagleCountryOnline.com.


During the Wednesday meeting, coaches randomly drew the first round pairings, the same for both the boys and girls tournaments. Lawrenceburg will be the designated home team against Rising Sun in Game 1. South Dearborn will wear their home jerseys when they play Switzerland County in Game 2.


The girls first round games will be played Wednesday, January 2 with Game 1 beginning at 6:00 p.m, with Game 2 to follow. Boys first round games will be played at the same times on Thursday, January 3.


Losing teams from the boys and girls first round games will play in the consolations on Friday, January 4. The girls game begins at 6:00 with the boys consolation afterwards.


The Saturday, January 5 championship games will begin with the girls title game at 6:00 p.m. The boys championship is planned for an approximately 8:00 start.


The Rivertown is more than just basketball games. The popular cheerleading competition with squads from each of the four schools will be held between the consolation games on Friday. The 2003 All-Rivertown Classic Tournament Team will be honored on the tenth anniversary.


Invited to return from the 2003 boys team are Switzerland County’s Brandon Covington (MVP), Clayton Carter, Phillip Deaton, and Jason Craft as well as Lawrenceburg’s Adam Buddenburg. The girls all-tournament honorees from 2003 are South Dearborn’s Jenny Fitzwilson (MVP), Ashley Kinnett, and Jessica Legge as well as Switzerland County duo Patience Meyer and Becky Phipps.


Brad Fentress, South Dearborn athletic director, said this year’s tournament will be held during the final week of winter break. He was hopeful that the new dates would help increase the number of people able to attend the mid-season showcase.