St. Louis Lady Cardinals escape South Ripley Lady Raider surge to claim SEI 8th grade title

Gary Franklin

The annual Southeastern Indiana Girls Jr. High Basketball Tournament was held Monday, March 10, through Thursday, March 13, at various sights, with the championship played at Milan High School on Thursday.

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As eighth grade action played out over the three-day event, the South Ripley Lady Raiders, behind Coach Shannon Schmaltz, finished as the runner-up by a mere two point loss to the St. Louis Lady Cardinals, 29-31.

Rising to battle for the basketball at the center court opening tip of the SEI Girls Eighth Grade Championship game against St. Louis Lady Cardinal Baylee Rohlfing (33) is South Ripley Lady Raider Toria Tucker (30).

Toria Tucker




Pick up this week's The Versailles Republican for additional game photos!