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Cougars, Wolverines play at Hoosier Gym

The gym was made famous in the 1986 movie "Hoosiers."

Posted: Dec. 22, 2017 6:16 PM
Updated: Dec. 22, 2017 6:46 PM

KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. (WTVA) - East Webster and South Pontotoc are roughly an hour away from each other, but on Friday, the two schools' basketball programs met on a neutral court roughly nine hours away.

The Wolverines and the Cougars played at the historic Hoosier Gym in Knightstown, Indiana. The gym was made famous in the 1986 movie, "Hoosiers."

East Webster boys coach Michael Seger says the team was invited to play after assistant coach Jon Ginn toured the gym last summer. The Wolverines were asked to secure an opponent, which turned out to be South Pontotoc.

South Pontotoc won the girls' game, 41-34, while East Webster won the boys' game, 69-42.

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