A group of local young men 15 and under from Southeastern Indiana, the SEIclones, (players from South Decatur, Greensburg, and Batesville) traveled to Cincinnati and won the Ohio Playmakers Adidas March Madness National Tournament. In the championship game the SEIclones defeated the Cinci Nets 65-62 to gain redemption to a loss earlier in the season in tournament play.
In the semi-final contest the team earned a hard fought victory by defeating a physical team in the Edge, from Clermont County, OH, 49-34.
The SEIclones began 2020′ together, before the Covid-19 pandemic set in last year, and went undefeated to win the Hoosier Basketball League in Indianapolis.
Since regrouping this year the squad is off to a solid start against elite competition from around the Midwest. This is the team’s first tournament championship, which follows a runner-up finish last weekend in the Elite Invitational at the Pacer Athletic Center in Westfield, IN.
The SEIclones are represented by young men entirely from Southeastern Indiana and will next be in action in the Bloomington Indiana Classic the weekend of April 10th and 11th.
Pictured front row left to right: Jacob Scruggs (South Decatur 24′), Brendan Heiser (Batesville 24′), Kaden Muckerheide (North Decatur 24′)
Standing left to right: Coach Paul Drake, Bradley Lutz (Greensburg 24′), Conner Drake (Batesville 24′), Cooper Parmer (North Decatur 25′), Coach Brent Muckerheide
Not pictured: Cade Kaiser (Batesville 25′), Addison Barnes-Pettit (Greensburg 24′)