Battle at the First Capital tips off Friday
The Cluckers’ Battle at the First Capital is slated to kick off Friday night and conclude the next evening at Corydon Central High School with eight girls’ basketball teams vying for the title.
This year’s edition of the tournament includes a pair of ranked teams in Class 1A in defending champion and 1A No. 2 Lanesville alongside No. 12 Greenwood Christian Academy.
The first half of the tournament bracket will begin with host Corydon Central squaring off against Southridge in the high school gym at 6:30 p.m. That time will also be tipoff between Greenwood Christian and Crawford County in the junior high gym.
After both contests conclude, New Albany and Boonville will face off in the junior high gym while the No. 2 Lanesville Lady Eagles will confront Evansville Reitz in the high school gym. Both of those contests are scheduled for an 8:30 p.m. tipoff.
Once Friday’s contests have concluded, the eight teams will return to Corydon Central the next morning for the remaining rounds. The Corydon Central-Southridge winner will face the Crawford County-Greenwood Christian winner in the high school gym at 10 a.m., while the losers of the aforementioned contests will meet in the junior high gym at the same time.
The next set of contests will see the New Albany-Boonville winner face the Lanesville-Evansville Reitz winner in the high school gym at noon, while the losers of the aforementioned games will square off in the junior high gym.
A few hours after the conclusion of the semifinals, the losers of games 6 and 8 will face off in the junior high gym at 5:30 p.m. to decide who finishes in seventh place. During that time, the high school gym will be occupied by the losers of games 5 and 7, who will compete for third place.
Finally, the winners of games 6 and 8 will meet in the junior high gym at 7:30 p.m. for the fifth-place game while the winners of games 5 and 7 will face off in the high school gym in the championship match.
Admission will be $5 per contest, or all-session passes can be purchased Friday night for $12.