Crawfordsville has lived and died by their defense in the early part of the season, and another strong effort led the Athenians to a 45-38 county and conference win over North Montgomery on Friday night.
“Our defensive effort was good,” Crawfordsville coach David Pierce said. “I thought the guys we subbed in off the bench — our defensive squad was huge — and at the same time I thought our guys on offense found ways to score on a struggling night.”
The first half featured
For a second time this season North Montgomery was able to pull away from Crawfordsville in the second half for a victory. The Chargers outscored the Athenians 22-16 in the final quarter to earn a 52-44 county and conference win on Friday.
“We just found a way,” Chargers’ coach Ryan Nuppnau said. “It was a matter of in the third quarter we just kind of calmed down, and the nerves finally got out of us and we were just able to play.”
North Montgomery (8-5, 2-1 SAC) found b
Crawfordsville owns a five-game winning streak over North Montgomery in boys’ basketball, but each season is different. Long-tenured Athenian coach David Pierce knows it, and first-year Charger coach Chad Arnold will experience his second county rivalry game in the last couple of weeks when the two teams square off on Friday night at Crawfordsville.
“If a competitive athlete is complacent against a rival opponent, then I would question whether they are truly a competitor,”
Crawfordsville and Northridge faced off in a pair of seventh and eighth-grade boys’ middle school basketball games on Wednesday night at Crawfordsville Middle School.
The Cougars won the seventh-grade game 47-21, while the Athenians got revenge in the eighth-grade game with a 39-32 win.
In the seventh-grade game, Cameron Enlow led all scorers with 22 points for the Cougars, while Kelby Harwood chipped in 15. Neal Jeffrey added six, while Beckett Martin and Camden Claycomb
Friday night will be another county rivalry game and this time it will be North Montgomery taking on Crawfordsville.
The two rivals will be battling for the 83rd time, three games shy of the number of times North and South have met as they battled for the 86th time two weeks ago. That series has North leading 45-41. The Crawfordsville vs. North series is even closer. The Athenians own a slim 42-40 advantage.
Crawfordsville has won the last five meetings by an average of 1
Wabash extended its seven-point halftime lead to as many as 19 points before claiming a 75-65 road win at Denison Saturday afternoon.
The Little Giants improved to 6-3 overall with a 2-1 record in the North Coast Athletic Conference standings with the victory.
Wabash scored the first seven points of the final period to move in front 45-31 after holding a 38-31 advantage at halftime. Tyler Watson and Harrison Hallstrom scored two quick baskets prior to a three-pointer fr
WEST LAFAYETTE — Harrison ran out of the gate, and North Montgomery failed to follow in a 73-39 blowout loss for the Chargers on Saturday.
“They were on fire,” North Montgomery coach Chad Arnold said. “They ran their offense, and we didn’t take them out of anything. I felt like we were scared, and I don’t know why, because we have some good players and a good team, we just have to be more prepared.”
The Raiders (4-2) connected on 11-of-12 shots in the first quarter — taki
WILLIAMSPORT — North Montgomery pulled out a trap defense for the first time this season which stymied Seeger’s offense. The Chargers defense was a key to defeating the Patriots 62-43 Friday night.
After North Montgomery (3-1) led at the first quarter break 11-7, Charger Coach Chad Arnold decided to use a 1-3-1 half-court trap which seemed to throw the Patriots off balance. One reason might be that the Chargers’ defense was the first time all season they did not play man-to
NEW MARKET — The South Montgomery boys’ basketball team fell to Danville at home Friday night, 84-45
The loss moved the Mounties to 1-4 overall, and 1-1 in the Sagamore Conference.
Danville, who is now 5-0, and ranked No. 6 in Class 3A is led by senior Dillon Ware, who nearly doubled his season average with a 33 point night, including 16 in the third quarter. When asked about the team’s mindset going into the game, head coach Jake Turner said, “Danville wins a lot of game
All four area boys’ basketball teams have had a chance to gauge where they are at early in the season. Some with a lot of work in front of them, and others pleased with where they are early in the season. In either scenario, each have upcoming games of importance come Friday night.
Mounties host loaded Warrior squad
There’s no doubt Southmont is better than their 1-3 record indicates, but the Class 3A No. 6 ranked Danville Warriors await Friday night, and will likely be t