The Greensburg Pirates basketball team, cheerleaders, and coaches celebrate their semi-state win on Saturday, March 16.
The Greensburg Daily News
(Greensburg, Ind.) - An Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference basketball team tries for its first state championship on Saturday.
The #2 Greensburg Pirates (25-1) play #7 Fort Wayne Concordia (23-4) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis for the Indiana High School Athletic Association boys basketball Class 3A title. It will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
The team from the Tree City routed the top-ranked team in 3A in the state semi-finals last Saturday, 62-37. A win Saturday would be Greensburg High School’s first state title in any team sport.
The Pirates are led by seventh-year coach Stacy Meyer. Doing the job on the floor are Indiana State commit Bryant McIntosh and fellow Division 1 prospects Sean Sellers and Ryan Welage. The son of former South Ripley High School basketball coach Scott Holdsworth, Macy Holdsworth, is also in the team’s starting lineup.
“This school has had several teams that have come close, but none have actually done it. To finally have a team win it all would be a win for the entire community,” Welage told Eagle 99.3’s Rob Lafary. It's Greensburg's first trip to the state championship game since 1931.
Greensburg fans and the community have gone nuts during the team’s postseason tournament run, travelling in droves to each game no matter the distance. A long, winding line formed outside the school when reserved state finals tickets went on sale Tuesday.
“Everyone is excited for us. Ticket sales have been crazy. The support we receive in my opinion is unmatched with any other school. We could not ask for better fans and we are so glad to have them on this ride with us,” Macy Holdsworth said.
The IHSAA says tickets are still available at the game. The Class 3A championship game starts at 6:00 Saturday.
Greensburg won its second consecutive EIAC title this season. The team’s only loss came at Batesville, 72-65, on January 11.