The Rotary Club of Westerville concluded another highly successful Phil Brown Holiday Basketball Classic Friday, Dec. 27, 2019.

Phil Brown Basketball ClassicPlayed 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

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Dave Read and Dennis Strohm at the 2019 Phil Brown Basketball Classic

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.

We also thank our sponsors, who make this event possible. Sponsors of the 2019 Phil Brown Classic were:

Presenting sponsor

The OhioHealth Westerville Medical Campus.

Business sponsors

The Powell Buehler Group Coldwell Banker King Thompson Realtors

Caxton Printing, Gerber Collision and Glass, and Nichols & Company CPAs.

Patron sponsors

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

Read previous post on the tournament here.