Bibles For Ballers event this Saturday, rosters announced

PENDLETON — The main gym at Pendleton Heights High School will be the place to be for basketball fans needing a spring fix on Saturday, May 20.

Bibles for Ballers will conduct its first Pendleton Heights basketball event with seniors, alumni and legends games, a dunk contest and a 3-point shooting contest.

Doors will open at 5 p.m.

The seniors game, comprised of players who graduated from Pendleton Heights at least 25 years ago, starts at 5:30 p.m.

The alumni game, comprised of players who graduated 24 years ago or less, will start at 6 p.m.

The three-point and dunk contests are scheduled for 7 p.m.

The legends game, comprised of players voted MVP in high school or who are top 50 in all-time scoring, and who graduated from high school at least five years ago, is set for 7:30 p.m.

The dunk contest participants include Traver Griffin, Matt Obras and Matt Wehner, with “futures” participant, current sophomore Eli Pancol, to compete against the champion.

Jay Hubble, Dustin Ritz, Eric Jones and Matt Broughton will compete in the 3-point contest, with the winner to face off with Pendleton Heights senior Mark Albers.

One special guest will be former New Castle and Indiana University great Kent Benson, who will be one of the coaches and will sign autographs for fans.

Tickets cost $5 for students and $8 for adults and can be purchased at the door or online at

Rosters for the games

Seniors alumni: Paul Kempner, Randy Hall, Dennis Vaness, Everett Cook, Andy Klepfer, J.D. Rogers, Ron Rummell, Mike Crosley, Steve Schug, Tom Stone, Brad Ormes and Steve Longenbaugh.

Alumni: Josh Goodwin, Ryan Lee, Derek Wright, Matt Stauffer, Reed Richardson, Ryan Cox, Chad Novinger, Jason Manges, Brandon Risch, Max Grbic, Adam Caplinger, Nick Proffitt, Jake Lewis, Kenton Dunham and Isaac Gardner.

Legends: Mike Case, Traver Griffin, Nick Rogers, Kyle Hupfer, Eric Jones, Matt Broughton, Lance Conway, Brant Stock, Michael Norris, Austin Taylor, Dustin Ritz, Matt Wehner, Matt Obras, Jay Hubble and Justin Rummell.

Bibles For Ballers is a Christian-based basketball camp/after-school program coordinated by Bob Petty, Dustin Ritz and Kent Benson.

The trio runs programs in Lapel, Daleville, Frankton and Middletown.

The mission of the program is to provide a fun, safe place for children to get exercise and learn about Jesus.

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