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Cadets go Down Under

An assistant boys basketball coach and eight players from Concordia ventured to Australia in July to play in the Down Under Sports Basketball Tournament.

After learning a different set of rules, the team played nine games against teams from the United States and Australia on July 8-16 and went 8-1 to win the tournament championship.

The group went through 18 months of fundraising for the trip.

"This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the boys," Concordia assistant boys coach Tim Reinking said in a news release. "They worked hard and represented Concordia well. I am very proud of them."

The players were Mitchell Gotsch, Thomas Starks, Brian Gremaux, Jacob Reinking, John Kuker, Ryan Gross, Marq Rogers and Brandon Webb.

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.