Deadline nears for 12th Lancer Classic b-ball tourney

Monday isn’t just Tax Day this year. It is also the last day to register a team in the 12th annual Lancer Classic Basketball Tournament. The tournament is the largest fundraiser for the SME boys’ basketball program.

Proceeds from the tournament help pay expenses that are not covered by school funding, such as summer tournaments, travel and other miscellaneous costs. The tournament will be held April 19-21 at SM East, and possibly Indian Hills, with 40 to 50 boys and girls teams competing from second grade up to high school.

The cost to play in the tournament is $200 with each team guaranteed at least three games. Teams can register for the tournament clicking here.

Teams with future Lancers are encouraged to participate, according to fundraiser chair Greg Nestler. Questions about the tournament or support for the boys’ basketball program can be directed to Nestler at at