Red Devils athleticism too much for Athenians

WEST LAFAYETTE — Crawfordsville’s boys team ran into the teeth of a very good and very athletic West Lafayette team in a 71-46 loss.

“We knew coming in that we could be out-matched and out-sized,” Athenians coach David Pierce said. “We also knew that Westside was incredibly athletic, and had a lineup of veteran players. That is as good a team as we will probably face all year, but we want to play teams like this. We look for the challenge.”

The Red Devils came out of the gate smoking and never looked back, as they run their record to 3-2 and played a team outside Tippecanoe County for the first time this season.

“The two biggest parts of the game were the first four minutes of each half,” WL coach David Woods said. “I thought we really dominated both four-minute stretches.”

It was 14-4 in the first four minutes of the first half and 13-2 to start the third quarter.

“Their veterans are really good,” Pierce said of the five seniors and four juniors on the West Lafayette roster. “They are a very good team that is very well-coached. We play teams like that to learn from them.”

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