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Castle Downs Reitz for SIAC Crown

After one of the most bizarre, yet competitive regular seasons in recent memory, it came down to Castle and Reitz, the two lone undefeateds in league play, slugging it out for the boys basketball title in the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference Tuesday night.

Posted: Feb 23, 2021 10:22 PM
Updated: Feb 23, 2021 10:41 PM

After one of the most bizarre, yet competitive regular seasons in recent memory, it came down to Castle and Reitz, the two lone undefeateds in league play, slugging it out for the boys basketball title in the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference Tuesday night.

To Paradise, Which was anything but in the early going, as defense ruled the scoreless opening minutes.

The Knights' Isaiah Swope finally breaks the seal on the baskets with the pull-up jumper.

Then the scoring ignites on both ends. Great ball movement sets up Gavin Schippert for the corner trey.

Owen Dease follows that up with mid-range baseline jay.

Back the other way with it, Zeke Niehaus, string music for 3.

But the Panthers can play that game too. Owen Dease from the wing , Yahtzee! Panthers up five after one.

However, this one was a heavyweight title bout that would go the distance, with Isaiah Swope and company claiming the SIAC championship belt, winning 71-57.

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