The 2nd annual Indiana – Kentucky Challenge Cup will be played this Saturday, January 10 at the New Castle Fieldhouse in New Castle, Indiana. Pairing one Indiana high school team against one Kentucky high school team, the event takes shape in a best-of-five game format to determine which state is the winner of the 2015 Challenge Cup.
This is the first time the event is being played on Hoosier soil, with proceeds going to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame and the Wounded Warrior Program. Last year at Louisville’s Freedom Hall, Kentucky teams won four of the five games to claim the Challenge Cup trophy.
Admission is $10.00 per person for the entire day of games. Military service veterans and their immediate families will be admitted at no charge. Tickets will be available on game day at the New Castle Fieldhouse. The event is being coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association and the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches.
The schedule for the day is:
- Girls: Homestead vs. Elizabethtown, 11 a.m.
- Boys: South Knox vs. Newport Central Catholic, about 1 p.m.
- Boys: Scecina vs. Pulaski Southwestern, about 3 p.m.
- Boys: Hamilton Heights vs. Wayne County, about 5 p.m.
- Boys: Zionsville vs. Scott County, about 7 p.m.
In conjunction with the Challenge Cup games, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame museum will be open from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM this Saturday and we encourage you to pay a visit.
Good luck to all Indiana teams in their efforts to land the Indiana – Kentucky Challenge Cup trophy this year, please come out and support the cause.