IHSAA blocks changes to state basketball tournament

first_imgThe state basketball tournament remains the same for local schools like Franklin County. (Image: Hoosier Temple/Twitter)INDIANAPOLIS – A proposed change to the state high school basketball tournament was voted down by IHSAA executives Monday.The committee agreed unanimously (17-0) against the measure that was presented to them in August by a study committee made up of representatives from Indiana Basketball Coaches Association, the Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association,  the IHSAA Board of Directors and IHSAA staff.The proposal, which would have begun with the 2015-16 school year, called for the largest 64 schools by enrollment to make up Class 4A. Sixteen sectionals would have been played with four teams each and all games played on Saturday.The remaining schools in Classes 3A,2A and 1A would have been evenly distributed with seven or eight schools per sectional and played in a Tuesday-Wednesday-Friday-Saturday format.Additional portions called for the IHSAA staff to determine host sites at each level of the state tournament with the same site hosting both years of the alignment window. In recent years, school administrators within each sectional have determined the host site with some rotation between schools“I want to commend the Executive Committee for their thoughtful deliberations surrounding the basketball tournament format proposals,” IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox said following the meeting.“The Committee entertained two different proposals throughout this process and in the final analysis, those varied proposals did not significantly improve the current tournament format.  While the Association is not presently modifying the four class tournament, several salient points were raised during the conversations and those objectives will be considered during the next reclassification and realignment exercise which will occur in April of 2015.”last_img read more

BiH Young Basketball Players among the Top 12 in Europe

first_imgThe junior basketball team of BiH advanced to the second round, among the top 12 selections in the A-Division of the European Championships that is played in Latvia.Last year for the first time they managed to get into the A-Division (triumph at the European Championship Division B in Sarajevo), and then in their debut appearance in the highest rank won the second stage of the competition.This is thanks to the players Adi Zahiragić, Haris Ćurevc, Stefan Lakić, Sandr Gačić, Bojan Lulić, Davor Karamatić, Din Alić, Faris Smajlović, Aleksandar Lazić, Imran Polutku and Nedim Tunović, led by the coach Nenad Marković and his assistants Senad Redžić and Siniša Kovacević.Due to the administrative problems, the professional staff could not count on Emir Sulejmanović and Amar Alibegović, while injuries and illness prevented our leading players Nedim Buza, Milenko Predić and Ivo Garić from participating.BiH, on the last round of group B lost against the Czech Republic 65:69, while the Greeks won against Russia (74:70).The results of Group B: Greece – Czech Republic 67:68, Russia-BiH 68:55, BiH-Greece 52:51 Greece, Czech Republic – Russia 69:71, Russia – Greece 74:70.Rank: Russia 5, Czech Republic 5, BiH 4, Greece 4The second phase of ECH starts on 22nd July, and in Division A will stay 10 representations.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more