Phil Brown Basketball Tournament concludes successful 28th year
The Rotary Club of Westerville concluded another highly successful Phil Brown Holiday Basketball Classic Friday, Dec. 27, 2019.
Played in Otterbein University’s Rike Center, participating Westerville high school teams won five of their six games against local competition in this year’s tournament.
Both boys and girls squads from all three Westerville schools play in the tourney. Final scores from the 2019 Classic were, in order of games played:
- Westerville North girls 67, Worthington Christian 42
- Worthington Christian boys 61, Westerville North boys 51
- Westerville Central girls 49, Mount Vernon 27
- Westerville Central boys 51, Tri-Valley 38
- Westerville South girls 62, Granville 41
- Westerville South boys 63, Logan 46
The tournament originally was organized in 1991 by Westerville South boys Coach Ed Calo and former Westerville North boys Coach Dave Hoover, as the Westerville Holiday Basketball Classic. It has been staged by the Westerville Rotary since 1998, and was renamed the Phil Brown Holiday Basketball Classic in honor of the late Brown, who served as president of the club in 1995-96.
The Rotary Club of Westerville extends its congratulations to all the players and fans who attended, and thanks to Otterbein University for providing the wonderful venue of the Rike Center.
Thank you, Phil Brown Classic sponsors!
We also thank our sponsors, who make this event possible. Sponsors of the 2019 Phil Brown Classic were:
The OhioHealth Westerville Medical Campus.
The Powell Buehler Group Coldwell Banker King Thompson Realtors
Gerber Collision and Glass
Nichols & Company CPAs
These Rotarians also purchased Patron Packages to support the 2019 tournament:
Sue Brown & Family, Honorary Patron Sponsors
Steve Brown, Payne & Brown Insurance
Tim Bullock, Edward Jones Investments
Chris Butcher, Principal Financial Group
Sam & Patrick Chapman, Farmers Insurance, Westerville
Bill Dolbier, JPD Enterprises – Herff Jones Jewelry
Brad Dodrill, Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
Mike & Carol Groseclose, Rotarians
George Gummer, Gummer & Lewis Investment Counsel, LLC
Mike Jones, Jones Builders
Jeff Krieger, Krieger Ford
Bill Mcloughlin, Metz, Bailey & Mcloughlin Attorneys
Jack Moreland, Moreland Funeral Home
The Powell Buehler Group, Coldwell Banker King Thompson
Eric Robbins, Buckeye Wealth Management LLC
Larry Shepherd, Associated Pediatrics
Brad Smith, Pomeroy & Associates, Ltd.
Tom Staebler, The Staebler Group
John Swartz, Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
Ed Swierz, Jr., Minuteman Press, Westerville
Bill and Sheila Tompos, Rotarian
Michael Valley II, Estate Planning Professionals