Classic in the Country – 2015

As we begin the 2014-15 girls basketball season in Ohio, here is the schedule for the Classic in the Country 2015. Throughout the next several weeks, watch for updates leading up to the CITC.

Saturday, Jan. 17

10:00a- Ironton vs Convoy Crestview

11:40a- Columbus Eastmoor Academy vs Revere

1:20p- Wadsworth vs Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame

3:00p- Springfield Kenton Ridge vs Millersburg West Holmes

4:40p- Toledo Rogers vs Kettering Alter

6:20p- Newark vs Mason

8:00p- Reynoldsburg vs Berlin Hiland

Sunday, Jan. 18

12:00p- Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame vs Toledo Notre Dame

1:40p- Tipp City Tippecanoe vs Carrollton

3:20p- West Chester Lakota West vs Wadsworth

5:00p- Kettering Alter vs Pickerington Central

6:40p- Mason vs Solon

8:20p- North Canton Hoover vs Toledo Rogers

Monday, Jan. 19

10:00a- Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown vs Doylestown Chippewa

11:40a- Dayton Miami Valley vs Youngstown Ursuline

1:20p- Sylvania Northview vs Centerville

3:00p- Solon vs West Chester Lakota West

4:40p- Toledo Notre Dame Academy vs North Canton Hoover

6:20p- Pickerington Central vs Millersburg West Holmes

8:00p- New Carlisle Tecumseh vs Berlin Hiland

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Here are some interesting tidbits regarding the Classic in the Country XII, and it’s history over the first 11 years:

  1. Games:
  • For the previous 220 games in Classic in the Country I thru Classic in the Country XI the average point differential was 12.09 points per game.   The point differential of 12.09 points per game over 220 games factors out to 1.25 to 1.75 possessions differential per quarter.

 

  1. Attendance:
    • The total attendance for all 220 games over 11 years has exceeded 249,000.  {Figure includes spectators, college coaches, media, VIPs, sponsors,         competing teams not playing and non-participating teams using the CITC   discount rate}

 

  1. Teams:
  • 32 of the 44 (72.7%) State Champions crowned during the 11 years of Classic in the Country competed in Classic in the Country in the year they were State Champions.  Note: teams are selected to compete in Classic in the Country 14 months in advance of each Classic.

 

  • 79 of the 176 teams (44.9%) to make it to the State Final Four(s) during the 11 years of Classic in the Country competed in Classic in the Country in the year they made it to the State Final Four

 

  • Of the 795 Ohio high schools that field girls basketball teams, 203 of those Ohio schools have competed in Classic in the Country (25.5%)

 

  1. Players:
  • All 11 of the players to be named Ohio Ms. Basketball have competed in Classic in the Country. 9 of those 11 players competed in the year they were named Ohio Ms. Basketball:  Mel Thomas (Cin Mt. Notre Dame); Maria Getty (Chaminade Julienne); Tyra Grant (Y’town Ursuline); Jantel Lavendar (Cleve Central Catholic); Amber Gray (Lakota West); Kendall Hackney (Cin. Mt. Notre Dame); Natasha Howard (Toledo Waite); Ameryst Alston (Canton McKinley); Ameryst Alston (Canton McKinley); Ashley Morrissette (Twinsburg); Kelsey Mitchell (Cincinnati Princeton).

 

  • Every player from Ohio selected to the McDonald’s All-American Team from Classic I thru Classic XI competed in Classic in the Country in the year they were selected to the McDonald’s All-American Team.

 

  1. Media:
  • From Classic I thru Classic XI, there have been over 325 members of the media attend Classic in the Country. (Average per Year – 29.5 media members)  {Figure includes print, radio, television, website & scouting services}

 

  1. College Coaches:
    • From Classic I thru Classic XI, there have been 1,528 college coaches attend Classic in the Country. (Average per Year = 139 college coaches)

 From Classic I thru Classic XI, 32 of the 33 NCAA D-I Conferences have been represented at Classic in the Country (97%)

  

  1. Concession Numbers:
  • From Classic I thru Classic XI, there have been:

            53,663 servings of Chicken & Noodles served (4,878.5 per year); 

            8,005 Trail Bologna & Swiss sandwiches served (727.7 per year);  

            13,733 Fry Pies served (1,248.5 per year).

 

  1. Economic Impact:
  • From Classic I thru Classic XI, The Holmes County Chamber of Commerce has determined that Classic in the Country has had an economic impact in amount in excess of $12,500,000.00 for the community. ($1,136,363.63 per year)

 

  1. The Perry Reese Scholarship Fund:
  • From Classic I thru Classic XI, Classic in the Country has been able to grow and sustain The Perry Reese Scholarship Fund by being the largest contributor to Coach Reese’s foundation.   
  • In growing and sustaining Coach Reese’s scholarship fund, Classic in the Country from Classic I thru Classic XI has met one of it’s goal in perpetuating the legacy of Coach Reese.

 

  1. In Memory Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

            Through promoting Dr. King’s vision of inclusiveness, the benefits of        diversity and the recognition of sameness, Classic in the Country from             Classic I thru Classic XI has met one of its founding goals in the honoring    of Dr. King by bridging our cultural differences with the use of quality             competition, great food and foot stomping music !!!

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