By KEVIN HARRIS
NEW CASTLE – The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame announced Monday that Floyd Central will play in the 41st annual Boys’ Raymond James Hall of Fame Classic on Saturday, Dec. 30 at New Castle Fieldhouse.
It will be the second time the Highlanders have played in the tournament. The first time came in 1985 at Memorial Gymnasium in Huntingburg under Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame head coach Joe Hinton.
Floyd Central will face Bloomington South in the second semifinal at about 1 p.m. on Dec. 30. The tournament opener will have Oak Hill taking on New Castle at 11 a.m. that day. That evening the consolation game will take place at 6 p.m., followed by the championship game at approximately 8 p.m.
The Highlanders posted a 19-5 overall record and a 5-2 mark in the Hoosier Hills Conference this past season. Sophomore forward Cobie Barnes was their leading scorer at 13.4 points per game, followed by junior forward Luke Gohmann at 12.1 points a contest.
The 34th annual Girls’ Raymond James Hall of Fame Classic will be the day before on Friday, Dec. 29 at New Castle Fieldhouse. Martinsville will face Carmel in the first semifinal at 11 a.m., followed by the second semifinal between East Chicago Central and Zionsville around 1 p.m. The consolation game will be at 6 p.m. and the championship will happen at about 8 p.m.
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