On March 23 Chase Stigall closed out his basketball career at Butler University. The Bulldogs lost a tough game to Marquette 75 – 73 in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Chase is a four year letterman for the Dawgs, and has been an important contributor to their incredible success, including reaching the championship game of the NCAA tournament in 2010 and 2011. He is the fifth, and for the moment at least the last graduate of New Castle High School to play for Butler in recent years. New Castle is located just six miles up the road from Draper, and is home to the largest high school gymnasium in the country. Chase is the son of Cliff Stigall, who works in Draper’s Maintenance Department. Chase plans to teach physical education and health, with an emphasis on special needs. He also hopes that his teaching career will lead to opportunities to coach basketball in Indiana.
Also on March 23 Bryant McIntosh scored 25 points to lead the Greensburg High School Pirates to a 73 – 70 overtime victory over Fort Wayne Concordia in the Indiana High School Class AAA boys championship game. Bryant is the son of Scott McIntosh, who works in Draper’s Warehouse. He is a junior at Greensburg and has verbally committed to play basketball at Indiana State University.
Congratulations Chase and Bryant!