|The March 9, 1934 Reitz Mirror annonuced the first Sectional |
Championship for the Rietz Basketball team.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Reitz's First Basketball Sectional Crown
Reitz High School won its first Basketball Sectional Title in March of 1934. To capture the title, the Panthers had to win 4 games. In the first round, Reitz faced Chandler High School. Reitz secured an early lead that it never relinquished. The final score was 38-17. In the second game of the tournament, Reitz face Evansville Central High school. Central was the toughest team in the tournament and had just defeated Bosse High School in their first round game. Reitz crushed the Central Bears by a score of 27-9. After Central, Newburg was next on the Panther's list. The Reitz Mirror described Newburg as the "classiest of the out of town teams". After defeating them by a score of 38-23, Reitz went on to face Elberfeld in the final. After trailing 9-7 at the end of the first quarter, the panthers came back to post a 42-21 victory, securing the first Basketball Sectional Title in school history.