Wednesday, February 22, 2017

logansport, a semi state classic

Tournament time is special.  The fans are more energetic, larger in number.  The players, more intense - as so much more is on the line.  And the gyms, seem all the more special for having been chosen to host these season ending games.  Take for example the Berry Bowl, in Logansport, scene of the Girls 1A & 2A Semi-States this past Saturday. The 2A championship saw the Oak Hill Golden Eagles take the floor against the Lady Cougars from Central Noble - two teams who both posted 27 win seasons, locked in a low scoring affair with the Golden Eagles advancing to Indianapolis for their third time, in search of their first State title.  The marquee game of the day, however, was the 4 o'clock match-up between the Union City Indians and the Marquette Catholic Blazers.  On display here, two teams who refused to let their 2016-17 season end.  This game had all you hope for a in classic high school tourney championship - scoring runs, momentum swings, coaching intensity, player passion and two overtime periods.  In the end, Union City was able to rally last and make their way up the ladder one more rung and maybe, take a stand on the very last step in Indianapolis.  CGS.

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