GHS plans basketball alumni game

By Bruce Bentley • Last Updated 2:38 pm on Wednesday, December 07, 2011

GREENVILLE — Greenville High School is set to host a pair of basketball alumni games to raise money for Hunt for a Cure.

The third annual Hunt for a Cure game — originally scheduled for Dec. 16 — will take place on Feb. 10 against Grand Rapids Christian. The annual game is played to raise money for cancer education and awareness in Greenville Public Schools.

The first annual alumni basketball game will be played on Dec. 17. Both a womens (5 p.m.) and mens (approximately 6:30 p.m.) game will take place. The cost is five dollars — maximum of $20 per family — with all funds going toward Hunt for a Cure.

Rosters will consist of players from the late 70s through the 1999-2000 season.

The men’s rosters are complete and the teams will be coached by longtime coaches Kent Ingles and Paul Engle. Ingles’ son, Zach, is helping put together the event.

“It was pretty simple finding players,” Zach Ingles said of the men’s team. “Once I mention Paul (Engle) was going to coach and my dad these guys were all on board. All of these guys on the list my dad coached. So did Paul in some capacity.”

The women’s rosters are not complete and they are still looking for players. If you are interested in playing or need more information contact Danielle Palmer at

Ingles is expecting it to be a fun time.

“For me, especially and my dad. My dad hasn’t seen some of these guys in a long time,” he said. “These guys are already talking about who scored more points in high school. These guys are still competitive.”

The complete rosters will be released at a later date.

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