Rhinelander basketball team will compete at state tournament
The Rhinelander Basketball Association (RBA) 8th grade boys traveling basketball team has been selected to compete in the Wisconsin State Invitational Basketball Tournament at Stevens Point March 29 and 30.
The invite tourney compromises teams from all youth basketball leagues from the state. Games will be held at UW-Stevens Point and Stevens Point Area Senior High.
The team started their traveling season in the Great Northwest Basketball League (GNBL) Championship Tournament January 11 and 12. The team was ranked 13th based on their 22-2 season as 7th graders. The Hodags played seven games versus all ranked teams and exceeded their ranking to finish seventh out of 32 teams in the field.
Since then, the boys have been playing in “A” caliber tournaments in the GNBL. The team won three tournaments and has compromised a 17-3 record in those GNBL tournaments.