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I would go with:

1. Bloomfield

2. EG- I personally think they are better than Bloomfield, but did come home with 2 loses this weekend.

3. Linton

After these 3 it really falls off this year

4. ND

5 Clay City

6 NC

7 Shakamak

8 WRV

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Just saw a tweet... Good win for Shakamak today at the Wabash Valley over Sullivan. Shakamak had Neese and Cloverdale on the ropes Day 1. Great tournament for Tanner Yeryar.

I don't know that they can beat Eastern in the GCI, but maybe give them a game???

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Just saw a tweet... Good win for Shakamak today at the Wabash Valley over Sullivan. Shakamak had Neese and Cloverdale on the ropes Day 1. Great tournament for Tanner Yeryar.

I don't know that they can beat Eastern in the GCI, but maybe give them a game???

Yeryar is very impressive, Mathias Caucheteur is a good player as well, but that's all they have and Mathias is not as active as I would like him to be inside. Yeryar can get buckets as evident by his 34/26/29 slash. If they get a favorable draw next year in the Classic he'll have a real shot at the scoring record in a single tournament.

Shakamak was up by 10 in the third quarter over Cloverdale.

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Tanner Yeryar had a nice tournament... They still haven't figured out how to use their foreign exchange student. It seems a combination of teammates not giving the ball in favorable positions... And he simply fades into the background too much. If they ever figure it out, they could rack up some unexpected wins as the season goes on.

Linton is still finding its way, but once Pierce Jackson returns.. Hopefully they will start to settle in. Still a really good start to the season considering they were beat by two very good teams. I think the potential rematch with Barr-Reeve could be interesting.

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WRV lost its second best player... Washington Catholic lost their best player... I think it was fairly close in their scrimmage when both were healthy. Too bad for both teams... Neither team could afford losing a starter... Let alone a double digit scorer. Glad to see the Wolverines got the win.

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GCI starts Tuesday, it should be an interesting tournament with Bloomfield the top seed, Eastern off to a strong start, Linton coming off a disappointing showing at the Wabash Valley, and Vincennes Rivet, Clay City, Shakamak, North Central, and WRV looking to spoil one of the big three's title hopes. My prediction for this year's tournament is:

Gm. 1- Linton over North Central

Gm. 2- Eastern over Shakamak

Gm. 3- Vincennes Rivet over Clay City

Gm. 4- Bloomfield over WRV

Gm. 5- Shakamak over North Central

Gm. 6- Clay City over WRV

Gm. 7- Eastern over Linton

Gm. 8- Bloomfield over Vincennes Rivet

Gm. 9- North Central over WRV (7th)

Gm. 10- Shakamak over Clay City (5th)

Gm. 11- Linton over Vincennes Rivet (3rd)

Gm. 12- Bloomfield over Eastern (championship)

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WRV lost its second best player... Washington Catholic lost their best player... I think it was fairly close in their scrimmage when both were healthy. Too bad for both teams... Neither team could afford losing a starter... Let alone a double digit scorer. Glad to see the Wolverines got the win.

2nd best player? Who do they have that is more valuable than York??

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I definately wouldnt get hung up on who or which are the best players on an undermaned, undersized, inexperienced team. Point being they lost a starter. When a program in this shape loses a starter, it falls further into shambles as that forced a couple inexperieced frosh into a starting roles they werent ready for. Clearly with York there were many intangibles that helped this team with his presence.

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I definately wouldnt get hung up on who or which are the best players on an undermaned, undersized, inexperienced team. Point being they lost a starter. When a program in this shape loses a starter, it falls further into shambles as that forced a couple inexperieced frosh into a starting roles they werent ready for. Clearly with York there were many intangibles that helped this team with his presence.

WRV could have lost someone else... anyone else, and remained somewhat competitive. York was the guy they couldn't afford to lose. ...like you said, any loss was going to hurt, but he was a wing who was probably going to lead the team in points, rebounds and steals with some tough coaching from Pigg. I don't like to see any area teams struggle like that (unless they wear maroon). :-)

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GREENE COUNTY INVITATIONAL DATE GM SCHEDULE (EASTERN TIME) SITE ROUND

Jan. 5 1 Linton-Stockton vs. North Central (Farmersburg),6 pm White River Valley First round

Jan. 5 2 Eastern Greene vs. Shakamak, 7:30 pm White River Valley First round

Jan. 6 3 Vincennes Rivet vs. Clay City, 6 pm White River Valley First round

Jan. 6 4 Bloomfield at White River Valley, 7:30 pm White River Valley First round

Jan. 7 5 Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 6 pm White River Valley Consolation

Jan. 7 6 Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 7:30 pm White River Valley Consolation

Jan. 8 7 Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 6 pm White River Valley Semifinal

Jan. 8 8 Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 7:30 pm White River Valley Semifinal

Jan. 9 9 Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6, 10:00 am White River Valley 7th place

Jan. 9 10 Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 11:30 am White River Valley 5th place

Jan. 9 11 Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8, 6 pm White River Valley 3rd place

Jan. 9 12 Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 7:30 pm White River Valley Championship

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I was going to say, thanks for taking the words right out of my mouth shooter lol. It will be an interesting tournament to say the least. My personal hope is that Bloomfield wins it, but there are 3-4 teams you can't sleep on in the field.

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York probably was the one guy they couldn't afford to lose... They have little to no size. Hunter would also be very tough to replace. Really... On a team with only 3 legit varsity starters and young defensive specialist... Losing any of the 3 would hurt. Really a shame considering York had just started to come into his own.

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GREENE COUNTY INVITATIONAL DATE GM SCHEDULE (EASTERN TIME) SITE ROUND

Jan. 5

Linton-Stockton vs. North Central (Farmersburg)... I like Linton by 20+.

Eastern Greene vs. Shakamak... I think this will be much closer than most think. Yeryar is the real deal... He scores 30 and I like their chances. I'll go with Eastern in a close one.

Jan. 6

Vincennes Rivet vs. Clay City... I've not seen Rivet, but CC will struggle throughout the tournament. I'll take Rivet.

Bloomfield at White River Valley... If Bloomfield only scores 35... Still a pretty good chance they win by 15. Bloomfield wins

Jan. 7

North Central vs. Shakamak... Shakamak wins

Clay City vs. WRV... better match up, but I would go with CC.

Jan. 8

Linton vs. Eastern... I'll be interested to see if Linton starts to put it all together. I'll take the Miners

Rivet vs. Bloomfield... Rivet always seems to play spoiler to somebody, but I don't see them beating Bloomfield.

Jan. 9 morning

North Central vs. WRV... WRV in an upset... TBirds will still have some sleep in their eyes.

Shakamak vs. Clay City... Shakamak wins the losers bracket

Jan. 9 evening

Eastern vs. Rivet... Eastern wins the 3rd place game

Linton vs. Bloomfield... I think this is a close game... I could see the winner of the GCI losing an important conference matchup later. I'll go with Bloomfield since they seem to be playing better as of right now.

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Linton defeats NC 68-47... The take an early lead and cruised to victory.

Eastern squeezes out a win against Shakamak, 61-54. I think Yeryar had 22 to lead all scorers. I may be wrong, but that may have been the only good 1st round game. I could see both games tonight being blow outs. Then again, who knows... Maybe WRV or CC will come out on fire.

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In last night's action...

Game 1: Rivet held on for a 46-44 victory over Clay City. The game was a little closer than I expected. Maybe CC is pulling things together.

Game 2: Bloomfield demolished WRV 82-25. The Cardinals pressed, trapped, and had their way with WRV. Truthfully, it was a bit much... Even considering these teams have had a heated rivalry since WRV became a school. WRV played 3-4 freshman a lot. None of them are varsity ready... I'm not sure they would be solid JV guys (then again there are a handful of guys on WRV that aren't varsity ready). WRV had 18-19 turnovers in the first quarter. I think they finished with around 40 turnovers. I guess it was a statement...I'm just not sure what Bloomfield's message was. They can trap a destroy an inferior opponent... don't get me wrong I fully expected a 15-35 point win for Bloomfield depending on how well WRV could slow the game down. Was it payback for stall ball a few weeks earlier? I guess I just don't see the need for a game like this. It isn't like any decent team will be impressed by this game.

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In last night's action...

Game 1: Rivet held on for a 46-44 victory over Clay City. The game was a little closer than I expected. Maybe CC is pulling things together.

Game 2: Bloomfield demolished WRV 82-25. The Cardinals pressed, trapped, and had their way with WRV. Truthfully, it was a bit much... Even considering these teams have had a heated rivalry since WRV became a school. WRV played 3-4 freshman a lot. None of them are varsity ready... I'm not sure they would be solid JV guys (then again there are a handful of guys on WRV that aren't varsity ready). WRV had 18-19 turnovers in the first quarter. I think they finished with around 40 turnovers. I guess it was a statement...I'm just not sure what Bloomfield's message was. They can trap a destroy an inferior opponent... don't get me wrong I fully expected a 15-35 point win for Bloomfield depending on how well WRV could slow the game down. Was it payback for stall ball a few weeks earlier? I guess I just don't see the need for a game like this. It isn't like any decent team will be impressed by this game.

...I was surprised to see Bloomfield trapping throughout the 3rd quarter. I thought maybe they had been taking tips from Loogootee's 5th grade team on how to beat a WRV team. ;)

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...I was surprised to see Bloomfield trapping throughout the 3rd quarter. I thought maybe they had been taking tips from Loogootee's 5th grade team on how to beat a WRV team. ;)

:)

Kind of a shame WRV has fallen this far. I think there is enough talent from 10th grade to 7th grade... They should be competitive in a few years. The 8th grade class is good, but so are a lot of other local 8th grade teams.

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Linton win 28-27 on a last second 3 pointer by Jacob Clothier.

Eastern defeated Rivet in a close one... I think it was 54-52... Regardless it was in the 50's and close.

In the morning games, WRV pulled the upset defeating North Central. Shakamak also beat Clay City in OT. I think Tanner Yeryar finished with 35 points for the Lakers. By far the most prolific scorer in the area as of right now... he has games of 34, 26, 34, 22, 24, and 35 in the last 6 games (through two tournaments). That puts him just over 29 ppg

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