LINDEN — Southmont hit free throws down the stretch, and took advantage of North Montgomery’s misses — gutting out a 49-45 county road win on Friday night.
The Mounties (1-2, 1-0 SAC) connected on 10-of-16 from the line in the game, including 6-of-10 in the final quarter, while the Chargers (1-1, 0-1 SAC) were 4-of-7 in the final eight minutes, and just 8-of-20 for the game.
Avery Saunders twice stepped to the line, and knocked down both shots in the fourth quarter — incl
LINDEN — North Montgomery used an 18-point third quarter to race past Faith Christian 57-49 Tuesday night in girls’ basketball.
Trailing 26-25 at the half, the Chargers started the third quarter on a 11-2 run, and never looked back. Maddie Moseley propelled the Chargers with a layup and a 3-pointer, while Katie Rice scored eight of her game-high 17 points in the third period to give the Chargers (6-3) a 43-36 lead over the Eagles (1-8) after 24 minutes of play.
“We just h
COVINGTON — A short-handed North Montgomery girls basketball team, missing their leading scorer, came back from a 12-point third quarter deficit and defeated Covington 43-40 to pick up their fourth straight win.
The Chargers, who move to 7-3 on the season, put on a fourth-quarter press that harassed the Trojans, who fall to 3-6.
Down 31-19 in the last minute of the third quarter, North was down 10 heading into the final eight minutes.
“We put that press on,” Chargers co
NEW MARKET — Just as fast as Southmont lost the lead, the Mounties took it back, and cruised to a 54-46 win over North Vermillion on Thursday night.
After storming out to a 12-5 lead after a quarter, Southmont found themselves behind 22-21 heading into halftime.
And then Sidney Veatch took over the game.
The junior scored 11 points, and grabbed five rebounds in the third period — helping the Mounties (6-3) outscore the Falcons (3-3) 17-8 in the quarter. Veatch led all s
Last season North Montgomery and Southmont combined for nine wins, and a pair of the Mounties’ four wins came over the Chargers.
Neither team cares.
Friday night’s matchup at North Montgomery will be 85th meeting between the two county rivals, and the rivalry will march forward with two completely different teams than a season ago.
“I don’t think last year’s games matter much,” Southmont coach Jake Turner said. “North has a new coach and their players have improved. The
Crawfordsville senior Karsten Williamson scored the go-ahead lay-up basket with 3.1 seconds left on the game clock to enable his team to beat Benton Central 53-51. The basket topped off a comeback that saw the Athenians score the last five points during the last two minutes of the game.
Williamson’s heroics started when his first basket came with :39 on the clock to knot the score at 51. He ran down a missed Benton Central shot with :07 left in the game. Williamson, who wa
LINDEN — North Montgomery jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead and never trailed in a 60-44 opening season win over Speedway on Wednesday night.
“The kids played hard,” first-year coach Chad Arnold said. “And they’ve been doing that in practice. I’m really proud of the guys.”
Jaron Bradford came in off the bench and gave the Chargers (1-0) a spark with seven first quarter points to put North up 16-8. The senior scored 12 of his game-high 15 points in the first half.
ROCKVILLE — A furious start and a crushing inside/outside game carried Southmont’s girls basketball team to a convincing 58-35 win over Parke Heritage.
The win moves the Mounties to 5-3 on the season, while the Wolves drop to 4-5.
“It was our best complete game of the season,” South coach Dustin Oakley said of the performance, which saw his squad dominate in every stat column except free throw shooting.
It all started at the start, as the Mounties put the first 12 point