The Evansville Sports Corporation Announces the River City High School Basketball Showcase

EVANSVILLE, IN – The Evansville Sports Corporation, in cooperation with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) and the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference (SIAC), is pleased to announce the creation of the River City High School Basketball Showcase. The event will be held December 7-8, 2018 at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. For the first time since its opening in 2011, the Ford Center will host high school basketball. All eight SIAC school’s varsity boys’ basketball programs will match up with a regional opponent. According to Eric Marvin, Executive Director of the Evansville Sports Corporation, “The Sports Corporation and EVSC have been working together to structure this new event since last November. We looked at several different models for a high school event at the Ford Center and determined that giving as many local high school athletes the opportunity to play at the Ford Center as possible during their high school career was our priority. From there, we worked with the SIAC athletic directors to pursue entertaining matchups and they agreed to structure their 2018-2019 schedules to allow for participation in the event.”

The regional matchups scheduled were designed to bring as many fans from the Southwest Indiana region as possible to the Ford Center for the event. Scheduled matchups include:
Friday, December 7, 2018
6 p.m. (CST) – Evansville North vs. Henderson County
8 p.m. (CST) – Evansville Central vs. Gibson Southern
Saturday, December 8, 2018
10 a.m. (CST) – Castle vs. Bedford North Lawrence
12 p.m. (CST) – Mater Dei vs. Southridge
2 p.m. (CST) – Evansville Harrison vs. Princeton
4 p.m. (CST) – Evansville Reitz vs. Jasper
6 p.m. (CST) – Reitz Memorial vs. Barr-Reeve
8 p.m. (CST) – Evansville Bosse vs. Forest Park
Andy Owen, Director of Athletics and Physical Activities for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation said, “It will be great to give our local athletes, cheerleaders, bands, dance teams and fans the opportunity to experience high school basketball at the Ford Center. With the matchups scheduled, there will be a good crowd, which will create a lively atmosphere resulting in a memorable experience for all the participating schools and fans.”

Tickets will be $10 per day and will allow access to all games played that day.