Eastern wins 6th grade City-County
Matthew Arcari scored 17 points, and Lance VanMatre added 16 points and led the defensive attack at the point of a 1-2-2 zone, leading Eastern’s sixth-grade boys basketball team to a 46-35 victory over Kokomo Blue in the City-County championship game Tuesday at Memorial Gym.
“It was fun,” Eastern coach Rich Arcari said. “It was a big deal for me to coach in Memorial Gym as a Kokomo grad myself. It’s a historic, huge gym to play in, and it was gun to take the kids to. Basketball-wise, it was like any other game. We play a pretty good schedule, so we were prepared and weren’t intimidated. The kids were excited. It was a great atmosphere, and it’s a great thing for the city and county to do every year.”
Eastern (9-4) led 16-10 at the half, and were able to extend its lead in the second half despite constant full-court pressure from Kokomo, which was led by Jeremy Wilson’s 20 points.
Pacers trade Granger to Philadelphia
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers pulled off one more, bold move before Thursday’s trade deadline.
Less than three weeks after signing Andrew Bynum, Indiana agreed to a trade that will send Danny Granger and a second-round draft pick in 2014 to Philadelphia in exchange for former first-round pick Evan Turner and forward-center Lavoy Allen, a person with knowledge of the details told the Associated Press. The person requested anonymity because the deal was still pending league approval.
Yahoo! Sports first reported the trade.
If the deal goes through, as expected, the Pacers would get two more young forwards — players who could help them dethrone two-time defending NBA champion Miami and finally win their first NBA title.
The rebuilding 76ers, meanwhile, are getting an injury-prone 30-year-old forward, his expiring contract and another pick in a draft many believe will be rife with talent.