On Tuesday, the varsity girls basketball team lost to Norwell 49-58 in the IHSAA Sectional 23 First Round at Norwell High School. The Lady Indians are now focusing their support on the their youth at R.J. Baskett. The 8th grade girls basketball team defeated Blackford 32-12 to advance to the CIC Championship against Frankton this Saturday morning. The game will be held at Alexandria. The 7th grade girls lost to Madison Grant 22-27 in their CIC tournament run.
On Thursday, February 2 Garrison Smith will sign with IU Kokomo to continue his academic and baseball career. TribeTV will bring you this event live from Mississinewa High School at 3:00pm. Congratulations Garrison! Watch Here
Last night the R.J. Baskett 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls brought home wins. The 8th grade team advanced to the Semi-Finals of the CIC Tournament with a victory over Alexandria 30-27. Webb had 19 points. The 7th grade girls won their opening round game of the CIC Tournament against Alexandria 27-26. Mia Carey had 12 points to lead the Lady Indians. The 6th grade girls A-team defeated Kokomo 42-8. Bowser and Smith each had 10 points to lead the Lady Indians to the win, still early in their season. Great job girls!
Here are the events for January 30 through February 4, 2017. The Girls Sectional at Norwell will be audio only as part of TribeTunes student-radio.
- Monday, January 30
- RJB Girls Basketball at Alexandria 5:30pm
- RJB 6th Boys Basketball at Kokomo 6:00pm
- RJB 6th Girls Basketball vs. Kokomo 6:00pm
- TRIBETV – Freshman Boys Basketball vs. Frankton 6:00pm
- Tuesday, January 31
- RJB 6th Girls Basketball at Elwood 5:30pm
- RJB 6th Boys Basketball at Elwood 6:30pm
- TRIBETV (audio only) – Girls Basketball Sectional vs. Norwell at the Norwell Sectional 23 6:00pm
- Wednesday, February 1
- RJB 6th Boys Basketball at Frankton 6:00pm
- Thursday, February 2
- RJB 6th Girls Basketball vs. Tipton 6:00pm
- RJB 6th Boys Basketball vs. Tipton 6:00pm
- Friday, February 3
- No Events
- Saturday, February 4
- Wrestling Regionals at Peru
- RJB Boys Basketball at Maconaquah Tournament 9:00am
- Boys Basketball at Delta 11:00am
The 8th grade Girls Basketball team defeated Wabash and Southwood to win the R.J. Baskett Invitational today. The 7th grade girls were defeated in the championship game.
8th Grade Results
RJ Baskett 42-10 Southwood (Webb 19pts, Hosier 6pts)
RJ Baskett 39-25 Wabash (Webb 17pts, Watson 6pts)
Courtland Smith placed second, Ethan Stephenson placed third, and Kyler Funk finished fourth to move on to the IHSAA Regionals at Purdue next weekend. Congratulations and Go Indians!
Boys Basketball Rolls in the CIC Against Alexandria
Friday night the Boys Basketball team took on Alexandria in a freshman, junior varisty, and varsity event. The Freshman suffered the only Indian loss of the weekend 35-51. The JV team extended their winning streak to six with a 12-3 record by beating the Tigers 53-45. Jeshon McClung and Eyzaac Sanders led the Indians with 12 points each. The varsity team won every quarter to earn the CIC win 58-37. Thabit Gault had a huge double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds. Nolan Young also had an impressive performance with 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals.
R.J. Baskett Boys Basketball Sweep the CIC Title
On Saturday, the R.J. Boys Basketball teams continued their impressive seasons by taking the 7th and 8th Grade CIC crowns (pictured below), both over county foe Oak Hill. Congratulations to all of these young men and their coaches!
R.J. Baskett Boys Basketball
6th Grade A Team defeats Wabash 32-20. B Team also won 23-4.
Girls Varsity Basketball
Final regular season game ends in victory for the Lady Indians over Blackford (CIC) 38-30 in a varsity-only make-up game from earlier this month.
R.J. Baskett Girls Basketball
6th Grade A Team defeats Alexandria 24-12. B Team also won 14-6.
The Indians face the Alexandria Tigers tonight in a CIC showdown at Mississinewa High School. The Freshman team tips at 5:00pm followed by the JV and Varsity contests. TribeTV student media productions will have the live stream on TheCube with special guest announcer Nathan Earle. Watch all three games now!
The Lady Indians wrap up the season tonight with a varsity-only contest at Blackford (7pm), and then take the weekend to prepare for the first round of the IHSAA tournament at Norwell. They will face the hosts on Tuesday, January 31 at 6:00pm. The winner will advance to face Bellmont on Friday. Check out the entire tournament packet including the breakdown of the Norwell sectional HERE.