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Tiger Cubs open season in Tip-off Classic

Monday, November 7, 2011

This Thursday, the Greencastle girls' basketball team will compete at the Terre Haute Savings Bank Tip-Off Classic. The Tiger Cubs will play in the first game of the second day of the tournament.

The Tiger Cubs will face Terre Haute North to open this year's tournament run, a team GHS defeated in last year's tournament 52-37. The good news about this year's tournament is everyone wins.

While it might not show up in the win column, this year's tournament has decided to split the money the tournament makes between all the schools, which will be donated to a charity of their choice. Terre Haute Savings Bank also donated $2,500 to be split.

Greencastle head coach Bradley Key noted how much he enjoys the tournament and explained where his team's donation will go.

"I do like that Terre Haute tournament," Key said. "Number one, the proceeds are going to a charity of the coach's choice and I talked to the girls and seniors and they decided they wanted to give back to the Family Supports Services of Putnam County. The more money, the more people we can get to go, the more cut of that we'll get and give back to the community, which is better than basketball. That's really cool for us I think."

Key also acknowledged the good life lessons two of his seniors learned along the way prepping for the tournament.

"It's a good life lesson for the girls," he said. "When we went to the luncheon, I took Taylor (Pruitt) and Hannah (Wainman), and we had some speakers and the bank president said life's about giving back and it will change your life when you do that. I thought it was a great message for those two seniors to hear.

"Overall, I like the way it's set up, I like the way it's ran and we're really excited about it. You'll get to see where you're at," Key said.

Greencastle will face Terre Haute North Thursday at 6 p.m. at West Vigo High School.