CLOVERDALE — Parke Heritage dominated Southmont 67-49 in the Class 2A Cloverdale Sectional semifinal on Friday night.
The Wolves (12-14) played like their 58-35 regular season loss to the Mounties (13-10) was a distant memory, outscoring Southmont 23-11 in the second quarter, and never looking back.
“They just exploded after that (first quarter),” Southmont coach Dustin Oakley said. “It was a mixture of everything. We just had no defensive presence tonight.”
DANVILLE — Illnesses and players missing left Crawfordsville girls’ basketball shorthanded in its sectional opener, and Danville took advantage of it in a 68-12 win.
“If we were at full strength, I don’t think we would have been that timid,” Crawfordsville coach Tyler Smith reacted after the loss that ended the Athenians season. “Part of our game plan was to be extremely patient on offense, even if we get behind a little bit, because Danville has an elite offense.”
DANVILLE — “A win is a win.”
North Montgomery girls basketball coach Ryan Nuppnau used that phrase regularly after his Chargers team led, fell behind, came back and survived to win their first game of the Class 3A sectional 36-34 over Frankfort.
The fact that all of that happened in the last seven minutes of the game helped lead to the sense of relief for the coach and his staff, as North breaks an 8-game losing streak at the end of the regular season to win their first g
1968 Darlington graduate and basketball manager Bob Shelton, proudly holds up the county keg. My journey as a basketball manager began midway through my seventh-grade year at Darlington.
Jim Spencer, our junior high basketball coach came to me and said, “Shelton you have two choices — sit on the bench like you are now and do nothing or I could sit on the bench and be a great help by being the manager.” Thus started a journey, and I am every thankful to Coach Spencer.
Crawfordsville senior Lauren Kellerman pose with her parents, Holly and Kevin, to celebrate her 1,000th point. Children believe that their parents have eyes in the back of their heads, and seem to be in two places at once.
For Holly and Kevin Kellerman, they wish that could be true.
Parents of three multiple-sport Crawfordsville High School student-athletes over the past few years, they have had more than a lot of schedules to balance and games to attend.
From Will, who
For the second consecutive year a basket by Kellen Schreiber in the closing seconds of a basketball game lifted Wabash to home victory over Wooster. The Little Giants defeated the 17th-ranked Scots 68-67 in this year's regular season affair at Chadwick Court.
Last season Schreiber hit a layup on a back cut with one second remaining to give Wabash a 62-60 victory. This year the sophomore took a pass at the free throw line and drove toward the basket before hitting the four-
North Montgomery's Grace McClaskey drives around an Elwood defender in a game earlier this season.
At one point this season, North Montgomery was 9-5, but an eight-game skid to end the regular season puts the Chargers at 9-13 entering the IHSAA Sectional at Danville.
“The neat thing with the postseason is that it is a completely different season than the regular season,” North Montgomery coach Ryan Nuppnau said. “Everyone starts excited at a 0-0 record to see how far they
Southmont's Addi Charles tracks down a loose ball against Danville Southmont girls’ basketball is familiar with their sectional opponents, and a 3-1 record against has the Mounties as one of the favorites to compete for the Class 2A Cloverdale Sectional.
“I lke it at the 2A level,” Southmont coach Dustin Oakley said of knowing the opponents. “We have a pretty even sectional and we feel that we can win it every single year, no matter what our regular season record is at te t
Crawfordsville's Shea Williamson drives past North Montgomery's Maddie Moseley. The Athenian sophomore is second on the team in scoring with 8 points per game.
Crawfordsville’s girls’ basketball team knows what it’s up against with their sectional opener opponent, but the Athenians are playing their best basketball of the season as the regular season came to a close with a 49-22 win over Frankfort on Friday.
“We are playing well at the right time,” Athenians first-year co
Crawfordsville boys’ basketball quickly watched a 26-19 halftime lead come and go in a 63-50 loss to Northview on Saturday night.
The Knights (12-5) outscored the Athenians (9-7) 25-10 in the final quarter, including an 18-0 run to start the period.
“They went inside and we didn’t really have an answer for it,” Crawfordsville coach David Pierce said. “Our 1 on 1 defense wasn’t great. So when they get by they were able to kick to an open guy.”
Northview knocked down 18-o