Schools Compete in Lutheran State Basketball TournamentFort Wayne, IN- Several Lutheran school basketball teams are gearing up for the Lutheran State Basketball Tournament, held on Friday, February 26 through Sunday, February 28th in Fort Wayne. Both boys and girls basketball teams will compete for the state championship title with the winner advancing to the Lutheran National Tournament, held at Valparaiso University. Below is a list of the participating schools for both boys and girls.Boys Tournament St. John-Emmanuel (Monroeville) St. Paul (Fort Wayne) Holy Cross (Fort Wayne) Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School (Decatur).Girls Tournament Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School (Decatur) St. Paul (Fort Wayne) Emmanuel-St. Michael (Fort Wayne) St. Peter (Fort Wayne)Schools playing in the tournament had to apply and be accepted in the Lutheran State Basketball Tournament, meeting all ILSAA rules. Along with this, the first and second places of both the boys and girls tournaments receive automatic bids for their respective national tournament as well.Last year's winner of the boys tournament was repeat champion St. Paul, who went on to win back-to-back titles in the Lutheran National Tournament.The basketball action begins Friday at 6:00 pm and will be held at Concordia High School, Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School, St. Peter's, and Concordia Elementary School. Saturday's action starts at 9:15 am and continues throughout the day. Sunday's games begin at 12:15 pm, concluding with the girls championship at 2:45 pm and the boys basketball final at 4:15 pm. Both championship games will be held at Concordia Lutheran High School's main gym.Come out and support your team!