Multiple Teams · 8 teams set for Subway/Columbus North Girls Basketball Invitational


One of Indiana’s top girls basketball tournaments scheduled for Thursday and Friday

Excitement is building for the fifth annual Subway/Columbus North Invitational, an eight-team girls basketball tournament that will be Thursday and Friday (Dec. 22-23) at Columbus North High School.
Through games of Dec. 17, the eight-team field has compiled an aggregate record of 65-24. Thus, it appears the two-day, 12-game event in Columbus will make for an outstanding competition.
Action begins at 6 p.m. Thursday when Columbus North (8-3) meets Evansville Memorial (4-2) in Gym 1 and Mooresville (8-4) faces Merrillville (8-3) in Gym 2. At 7:45 p.m., Center Grove (10-2) plays Elkhart Central (7-5) in Gym 1 and Jeffersonville (8-4) squares off against Zionsville (12-1) in Gym 2.
Consolation semifinal games are in both gyms at 10 a.m. Friday, and championship semifinals follow at 11:45 a.m.Friday. Placement-round games are later Friday – seventh-place and fifth-place games both at 3:30 p.m., the third-place game at 5:15 p.m. and the championship game at 7 p.m.
A three-session ticket available on Thursday only is $12 per person. A two-session pass available on Friday morning is $8 per person. Single-session tickets available at all sessions are $5 each.
At the conclusion of the event, team awards will be presented to the championship and runner-up teams. Also, 10 players will be recognized individually on an all-tournament team.
Host Columbus North was the champion of the 2015 event, defeating Penn 67-52 in the title game. The Bull Dogs beat Elkhart Central 71-33 and Jeffersonville 57-39 in respective first-round and semifinal games.
Jeffersonville, Merrillville and Mooresville take part in the event for the third consecutive season. Center Grove, Elkhart Central and Evansville Memorial are in the event for the second year in a row. Zionsville is new to the tournament.
Organizers are appreciative that Subway Restaurants in the Columbus area have returned as the title sponsor. The partnership helps make the invitational a first-class event, and teams and fans are encouraged to patronize the Subway locations in the Columbus area.
Organizers also are working with ASBN.tv as a media partner. ASBN.tv plans to webstream seven games in the event on a pay-per-view basis. Written recaps of all tournament games will be available at www.columbusnorthathletics.org.
Other presenting partners for the event include Adidas/Kratz Sporting Goods and the Columbus Comets Basketball Club.
The event’s schedule with info about each team is below.
TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
2016 SUBWAY/COLUMBUS NORTH INVITATIONAL
(Records through Dec. 17, 2016)
Session 1: Thursday, Dec. 22
             Game 1: Columbus North (8-3) vs. Evansville Memorial (4-2), 6:00 p.m. in Gym 1.
             Game 2: Mooresville (8-4) vs. Merrillville (8-3), 6:00 p.m. in Gym 2.
             Game 3: Center Grove (10-2) vs. Elkhart Central (7-5), 7:45 p.m. in Gym 1.
             Game 4: Jeffersonville (8-4) vs. Zionsville (12-1), 7:45 p.m. in Gym 2.
Session 2: Friday, Dec. 23
                Game 5: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 10 a.m., Gym 1.
                Game 6: Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 10 a.m., Gym 2.
                Game 7: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, about 11:45 a.m., Gym 1.
                Game 8: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, about 11:45 a.m. Gym 2.
Session 3: Friday, Dec. 23
     Game 9 (seventh-place game): Losers of Game 5 and Game 6, 3:30 p.m., Gym 2.
     Game 10 (fifth-place game): Winners of Game 5 and Game 6, 3:30 p.m., Gym 1.
     Game 11 (third-place game): Losers of Game 7 and Game 8, about 5:15 p.m., Gym 1.
     Game 12 (championship game): Winners of Game 7 and Game 8, about 7 p.m. Gym 1.
    Note: Dec. 20 games, Washington at Evansville Memorial; Carmel at Jeffersonville; Penn at Merrillville. Also, Owen Valley at Mooresville from Dec. 17 was postponed to TBA.
    Game to be web-streamed at www.ASBN.tv; there is a pay-per-view game fee to watch.
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TEAM INFORMATION
(Records through Dec. 17, 2016)
CENTER GROVE (10-2)
PF: 53.0, PA: 44.3
Nov. 1 – Plainfield: L, 46-47
Nov. 3 – Fishers: W, 43-31
Nov. 8 – at Brownsburg: W, 46-42
Nov. 10 – at Warren Central: W, 64-54
Nov. 17 – ** Indian Creek: W, 61-42
Nov. 18 – ** Franklin: W, 63-47
Nov. 22 – at Franklin: W, 58-50
Dec. 2 – at Lawrence Central: W, 49-19
Dec. 8 – Bloomington South: W, 53-34
Dec. 9 – Carmel: L, 47-63
Dec. 13 – Martinsville: W, 56-55
Dec. 17 – Pike: W, 50-48
Dec. 22 – n-Elkhart Central
Dec. 23 – TBA
Dec. 23 – TBA
      ** Johnson County Tournament
 
COLUMBUS NORTH (8-3)
PF: 59.5, PA: 48.3
Nov. 8 – New Albany: W, 65-55
Nov. 11 – at Martinsville: W, 55-50
Nov. 18 – Franklin Central: W, 51-37
Nov. 19 – Lawrence North: L, 54-65
Nov. 26 – at Lakota West (Ohio): L, 43-58
Dec. 3 – at Terre Haute South: W, 73-66
Dec. 6 – Greenwood: W, 72-35
Dec. 8 – East Central: W, 63-37
Dec. 13 – at Seymour: L, 44-57
Dec. 15 – at Columbus East: W, 58-43
Dec. 17 – Terre Haute North: W, 76-28
Dec. 22 – Evansville Memorial
Dec. 23 – TBA
Dec. 23 – TBA
 
ELKHART CENTRAL (7-5)
PF: 51.3, PA: 40.1
Nov. 9 – Concord: W, 60-22
Nov. 11 – Jimtown: W, 79-22
Nov. 16 – NorthWood: L, 33-51
Nov. 18 – at South Bend Clay: W, 65-17
Nov. 22 – at Northridge: L, 38-52
Nov. 26 – Penn: L, 35-44
Nov. 29 – at South Bend Washington: W, 52-34
Dec. 3 – New Prairie: W, 81-36
Dec. 6 – at South Bend Adams: W, 64-50
Dec. 9 – John Glenn: W, 47-35
Dec. 13 – at Elkhart Memorial: L, 41-46
Dec. 16 – at South Bend St. Joseph: L, 20-72
Dec. 22 – n-Center Grove
Dec. 23 – TBA
Dec. 23 – TBA
 
EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL (4-2)
PF: 48.8, PA: 44.2
Nov. 18 – at Boonville: W, 57-38
Nov. 19 – Jasper: W, 50-44
Nov. 30 – at Evansville North: L, 44-57
Dec. 3 – at Castle: L, 43-52
Dec. 8 – at Evansville Bosse: W, 58-34
Dec. 15 – Vincennes Rivet: W, 41-40
Dec. 20 – Washington
Dec. 22 – at Columbus North
Dec. 23 – TBA
Dec. 23 – TBA
 
JEFFERSONVILLE (8-4)
PF: 47.0, PA: 37.6
Nov. 4 – North Harrison: L, 25-27
Nov. 12 – at Bloomington South: L, 43-49
Nov. 18 – Silver Creek: W, 53-36
Nov. 19 – Bedford North Lawrence: W, 43-34
Nov. 22 – at Jennings County: W, 66-52
Nov. 26 – ** Martinsville: W, 51-40
Nov. 26 — ** Pike: L, 35-50
Dec. 1 – Floyd Central: W, 35-24
Dec. 2 – Madison: W, 50-15
Dec. 8 – at Louisville Sacred Heart: L, 38-53
Dec. 10 – Columbus East: W, 43-39
Dec. 15 – at Corydon Central: W, 82-32
Dec. 20 – Carmel
Dec. 22 – n-Zionsville
Dec. 23 – TBA
Dec. 23 – TBA
      ** Jeffersonville Invitational
 
MERRILLVILLE (8-3)
PF: 56.8, PA: 48.7
Nov. 5 – South Bend St. Joseph: L, 43-48
Nov. 11 – Hammond Noll: W, 69-26
Nov. 12 – at Andrean: W, 51-50
Nov. 19 – ** at Northridge: L, 25-70
Nov. 19 – ** vs. Goshen: W, 41-26
Nov. 23 – Valparaiso: W, 63-47
Dec. 2 – Lake Central: L, 56-58
Dec. 3 – at Elkhart Memorial: W, 58-44
Dec. 9 – at LaPorte: W, 67-48
Dec. 16 – at Michigan City: W, 69-53
Dec. 17 – Hammond Morton: W, 83-66
Dec. 20 – Penn
Dec. 22 – n-Mooresville
Dec. 23 – TBA
Dec. 23 – TBA
      ** DAC/NLC Challenge (at Northridge)
 
MOORESVILLE (8-4)
PF: 56.7, PA: 49.9
Nov. 4 – at Bedford North Lawrence: L, 41-58
Nov. 8 – Ben Davis: L, 46-52
Nov. 11 – North Central: L, 44-71
Nov. 15 – Brownsburg: W, 55-45
Nov. 19 – Warren Central: W, 60-59
Nov. 22 – at Martinsville: L, 60-61
Nov. 29 – at Terre Haute North: W, 79-40
Dec. 3 – Fishers: W, 69-41
Dec. 5 – at Northview: W, 60-38
Dec. 6 – Avon: W, 51-47
Dec. 10 – Greenwood: W, 55-45
Dec. 16 – at Decatur Central: W, 60-42
Dec. 17 – Owen Valley, ppd., new date TBA
Dec. 22 – n-Merrillville
Dec. 23 – TBA
Dec. 23 – TBA
 
ZIONSVILLE (12-1)
PF: 74.2, PA: 40.7
Nov. 5 – Guerin Catholic: W, 100-31
Nov. 8 – at Indianapolis Attucks: W, 81-42
Nov. 12 – Lebanon: W, 81-47
Nov. 15 – Carmel: L, 63-74
Nov. 18 – at Avon: W, 67-41
Nov. 22 – Fishers: W, 65-44
Nov. 26 – Bedford North Lawrence: W, 73-49
Nov. 29 – at Danville: W, 81-37
Dec. 3 – Cardinal Ritter: W, 74-37
Dec. 6 – at Western Boone: W, 81-61
Dec. 9 – at Westfield: W, 57-24
Dec. 13 – at Kokomo: W, 63-28
Dec. 15 – Tri-West: W, 79-14
Dec. 22 – n-Jeffersonville
Dec. 23 – TBA
Dec. 23 – TBA