COVINGTON — A big second-quarter comeback wasn’t enough for Southmont, as they lost to Covington 62-48.
Down 29-15 at the midpoint of the second quarter, the Mounties scored the last 12 of the half.
They tied the game at 29 with two free throws to start the third quarter, but the Trojans got back into control and
stretched the margin back out.
“We know that Covington has a great environment, a great pep block, intelligent fans and a big home court advantage,” South co
LEBANON — Lebanon withstood a North Montgomery comeback beating the Chargers 56-48 Friday. The Tigers connected on 15-of-20 free throws in the deciding fourth quarter to keep North Montgomery winless in the Sagamore Conference.
Poor offensive execution hurt North Montgomery (7-7, 0-4) through three quarters which enabled Lebanon (9-3, 4-1) to take a 35-24 lead into the final period. Twice in the period the Chargers cut the lead to three points but could get no closer.
LEBANON — Lebanon routed North Montgomery 58-25 in girls basketball Friday. The Chargers were soundly defeated by the Tigers in every aspect of the game.
Charger Coach Ryan Nuppnau said the game showcased his team’s weakness – literally.
“We just have to get stronger and we need girls to take weight training seriously,” Nuppnau said. “We just cannot compete in a physical game like we had tonight.”
Nuppnau pointed to the 32 turnovers his team committed and being out-rebo
VEEDERSBURG — Crawfordsville set the tempo with an opening possession alley-oop dunk from Jesse Hall, and never backed down in a 60-39 win over Fountain Central on Friday night.
The Athenians jumped out to an early 16-3 lead late in the first quarter, and forced 16 first half turnovers by the Mustangs to take a commanding 39-19 lead into halftime.
“I think you could tell defensively we just wore Fountain Central down,” Crawfordsville coach David Pierce said. “Our goal was
FRANKFORT — It was 10 players to win 11 for Southmont’s girls basketball team in a 55-33 Sagamore Conference win at Frankfort.
The win moves the Mounties to 11-7 on the season and 2-3 in the league while the Hot Dogs fall to 2-18 overall and 0-6 in the conference.
“We are playing as well as any team I have coached here,” South coach Dustin Oakley said. “We are unselfish, we communicate. We are really focused. It was a good night of basketball for us.”
After a slow start
GREENCASTLE — Turnovers led to lost offensive chances for Wabash in a 58-53 North Coast Athletic Conference loss at DePauw Wednesday.
The loss drops the Little Giants to 9-7 on the season and 5-4 in the league, while the Tigers even their season mark at 8-8 and stand at the same 5-4 in the conference.
A 3-point halftime lead by Wabash wasn’t enough, as the visitors could only muster three field goals in the last six minutes. Shooting 42 percent from the floor in the first
Crawfordsville and Southmont will meet on Saturday evening with Journal Review County Chase points on the line. It will be the second meeting for both the girls’ and boys’ teams. The Mounties took down the Athenians 53-48 in the opening round of the girls Sugar Creek Classic back in November, while the Athenians dominated the boys contest just two weeks ago at the Sugar Creek Classic, 84-43.
Southmont coach Jake Turner was disappointed in the earlier season loss, and is hop
Crawfordsville drops to 7-5 following non-conference loss
Crawfordsville’s boys’ basketball team experienced the highs and lows of a game within the final 13.1 seconds of its 53-50 loss at home to McCutcheon Tuesday evening.
The elation of a Jesse Hall game-tying 3-pointer with 13.3 seconds to play was quickly erased when McCutcheon junior Joe Phinisee hit the game-winning 3-pointer with just .9 seconds left in the game to help the Mavericks snap a four-game losing streak
The records of the first nine coaches are lost in the dust bin of antiquity, but their tenth coach, another Wabash graduate named Alex Cox, posted a four year record of 45-22. Cox, a 1925 graduate of Darlington coached his alma mater from 1936-1941 before moving on to successful coaching stints at Bowers and Linden. The Indians had only one losing season from 1935 to 1971, but could not win a championship until Pete Irwin, a Bowers graduate, led them to a County Crown in 195
The Crawfordsville boys’ basketball team went on the road and defeated Victory College Prep 58-53 on Saturday afternoon.
Karsten Williamson led the Athenians with 20 points, while leading scorer Jesse Hall left the game early in the first quarter due to an ankle injury, and Ian Hensley was out due to an illness.
“Karsten Williamson had one heck of a game,” Crawfordsville coach David Pierce said. “We had some guys that really stepped up. Ty Lynas came in and hit some big s