Games were played July 13-15 in both cities, where the Indiana boys were 2-2 and the girls 3-1 in pool play.
The Indiana boys had one area player on the roster in Penn’s Jordan Geist, who averaged 8.5 points per game, highlighted by a team-leading 13 points in a 71-67 loss to Washington. Indiana beat Iowa and Ohio during pool play. Wisconsin were 4-0 in the tournament to lead the five states represented.
Indiana lost to Wisconsin, 84-81, but beat Iowa, 103-83, and Ohio, 97-88.
The Indiana girls had three area players on its roster. NorthWood’s Jordyn Frantz, South Bend Washington’s Tiara Murphy and Fort Wayne Canterbury’s Darby Maggard all made appearances, Frantz however, played just one game due to injury.
Maggard had an impact, scoring 11 points per game, and led Indiana in its only loss by tossing in 16 points in a 68-64 loss to Wisconsin, which also went 4-0 in girls play. Murphy chipped in 14 points in the Wisconsin loss. Indiana beat Ohio, 67-60, and also 68-58 and took down Iowa, 76-52.
Maggard also won one of the skills competitions, sinking all 25 of her free throw attempts.
This was the second year for the NHSBCA Rising Senior Academy and the first year for a girls division. Teams arrived on Sunday and took part in an opening ceremony at the New Castle Fieldhouse followed by a tour of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
In addition to games on Monday and Tuesday, there were educational sessions presented by ESPN analyst and former Wright State coach Paul Biancardi, former NCAA staffer Ira Childress, basketball skills trainer Brett Ledbetter and Indiana SportsTalk host and former Horizon League administrator Bob Lovell.