Churubusco hosted IHSAA girls sectional

By Nicole Minier

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco High School hosted its first basketball sectional in eight years, and those in charge agreed that the week ran smoothly.

Though the Lady Eagles were the hosts, they faced the eventual sectional champion, South Adams, in the opening round — tossing ’Busco from the tournament on its first day — but the tournament workers continued to be good hosts to the visitors, who came from Butler, Bluffton, Monroe, Berne and Woodburn school districts.

“We had a lot of good people helping,” said Paul Sade, Smith-Green Schools athletic director. “That is the most important thing in running an IHSAA tournament event — to have people who know what they are doing and who care about how they represent our school.”

Sade said he enjoyed hosting the sectional and thinks it’s a good candidate for future tournaments.

“I think we have one of the best gyms in the area,” Sade said.

“There is a lot of character to it, and I think its a good venue for IHSAA tournament events.”

South Adams advances to this Saturday’s regional at Winamac, facing Central Noble at noon.

The winner from the noon game will play in the championship at 8 p.m. against the winner of Delphi Community and Hammond Bishop Noll.

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