9th CASA Classic hoops game on Thursday

Don’t close the book on basketball season just yet.

The ninth installment of the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Senior Basketball Classic will be held Thursday at Warren Area High School. The girls game will begin at 6 p.m. with boys set to tip-off at 7:30 p.m.

The CASA Classic is an inclusive community event with senior athletes from Warren and Forest County high schools participating. The idea behind the game itself is to showcase one last time our outstanding senior talent in a less competitive atmosphere.

This year’s games will see the addition of a sibling rivalry; coaches are Youngsville Elementary Middle School principal Eric Mineweaser and Youngsville Police Chief Todd Mineweaser.

The girls kick off the action with The Attorneys taking on The Volunteers. The Attorneys’ roster features Eisenhower’s Brooke Stanton and Danielle Bradish along with Warren County Christian School’s Kyra Keeler and Kaitlin Weidner and Robbi Kitelinger of Tidioute.

The Volunteers is an all Warren squad with Kari Santo, Alexa Bupp, Brittni Merenick, McKenzie Merenick, and Nerissa McIntyre taking the court together one last time.

For the boys, seniors from West Forest, Sheffield, Warren, and Youngsville take on those from Tidioute, Eisenhower, and East Forest.

Representing The Judges is West Forest’s Blake Mealy, Logan McFarland, Russell Thomas, and Nick O’Toole; Sheffield’s Noah Heeter and Nick Confer; Warren’s Ryan Gustafson and Collin Fantaskey; and Youngsville’s James Frazier and Collin Lehnen.

The Advocates will be comprised of Tidioute’s Jordan Yeager, Chance Klos, Todd Breeden, and Lucas Divido; Eisenhower’s Alex Johnson, Tre Frank, and Ricky Zortman; and East Forest’s Zach Thorton, Dillon Crispin, Robby Harriger, and Evan Andrews.

All rosters are subject to last minute changes.

President Judge Maureen Skerda will perform the tip-off for the girls game while Judge Gregg Hammond will handle the duties for the boys game.