[caption id="attachment_2450" align="alignright" width="300"] St. Paul, Fort Wayne: 2018 ILSSA State Tournament Champions[/caption]
Last weekend, Lutheran schools from all over the state competed in the Indiana Lutheran Schools Athletic Association’s State Basketball (ILSAA) tournament in Fort Wayne, IN. ILSAA is a non-profit organization that sponsors sports competitions for Indiana Lutheran middle schools. The tournament included 10 middle school boys teams and 10 middle school girls teams. Over the weekend of February 23-25, 2018, a total of 34 games were played at three area Lutheran schools: Concordia Lutheran High School, Central Lutheran School, and Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School.[caption id="attachment_2451" align="alignright" width="300"] Concordia, Fort Wayne: Team Sportsmanship Award winners[/caption]
The Final Four brackets on the girls side and the boys sides were filled by Lutheran schools from southern Indiana except one: St. Paul’s, Fort Wayne boys. The boys Championship game took place in Concordia High School’s main gym on Sunday afternoon. Our own St. Paul’s, Fort Wayne defeated St. Peter’s, Columbus 51-42. In the girls championship game, Immanuel, Seymour defeated St. John, Sauers. Congratulations to Emma Klinge from St. John, Sauers and to CJ Davis from St. Paul’s, Fort Wayne, who were named MVPs for the tournament. Congratulations also goes out to the team sportsmanship award winners: Concordia, Fort Wayne for the boys division, and Holy Cross, Indianapolis for the girls division.