Montgomery County high school girls’ basketball is in full swing, with all three schools opening up play last week.
North Montgomery has played three games, opening with a 43-37 win over Frontier, before dropping a game to Parke Heritage 69-52.
The Chargers dropped their record to 1-2 with a 43-36 loss at Elwood on Wednesday night.
During the Montgomery County Sports Review last Saturday, coach Ryan Nuppnau admitted that the Chargers will have to handle the point guard duties by committee. Grace McCaskey and Kendall Humphries have handled the ball so far, and both should mature into their roles as the season continues. North Montgomery will need to rely on its inside presence to score the basketball and compete for county and conference titles.
Crawfordsville has struggled out of the gate, dropping a contest at Seeger 48-27 and to North Putnam 40-34.
The Athenians will put a lot of youth on the floor this season, but have a strong core returning, including leading scorer and junior Lauren Kellerman, Megan Simmons and seniors Olivia Barnett and Addie Laskowski.
In his third season at the helm, Tony Bean has his most talented group. It may be a rocky start out of the gate, but look for the Athenians to find a groove and compete night in and night out this season.
Southmont has dropped its first two games of the season, 48-31 at Clinton Central, and 59-44 to North Vermillion.
The Mounties encountered an early setback when Sidney Veatch was sidelined for the season with an injury. Veatch shined for Southmont this fall on the volleyball court, and was expected to be an intricate part of the Mounties offense as they look to find a new identity after losing Avery Hess from a season ago.
It will take a few weeks for coach Oakley to round out his rotation, but expect the Mounties to be competing for a county title once again.
Southmont returns to the court tonight at home against Fountain Central (0-3), while Crawfordsville hosts Tri-West (1-0) in a Sagamore Conference matchup.
North Montgomery hosts Attica (1-1) on Friday, a game that can be heard on Thunder 103.9, with coverage starting at 7 p.m.
Also on the gridiron Saturday at 1:07 p.m., Wabash (8-1) will host DePauw (4-5) in the 125th Monon Bell Classic. Coverage on Thunder 103.9 will start at 12:30.