Area girls’ basketball teams have jumped into the season head first, and are gearing up for this weekend’s Sugar Creek Classic at Crawfordsville.
Crawfordsville (1-3), North Montgomery (1-3) and Southmont (1-3) have all struggled out the gate, but will get their first looks at each other this weekend, as well as Western Boone (3-1) and the Stars’ superstar Madison Jones.
The first game Friday night at 6:00 p.m. will feature the Chargers against the Stars. The Athenians and Mounties will clash at 8 p.m.
Since the inception of the tournament in 2007, Western Boone has only failed to win it once, back in 2008, when Crawfordsville’s semi-state bound team won the paddle.
The task will be tough for all three county teams with Jones averaging 32 points per game on the young season for the Stars.
Although, North Montgomery used a successful box and one defense in a close loss to Attica, and has the size to score inside on any team.
Crawfordsville inked their first win in blowout fashion 54-34 over Fountain Central on Tuesday, led by 22 points from Lauren Kellerman. The Athenians’ pressure defense will be a problem for Southmont, who also just has a single win over Fountain Central.
The Athenians are looking for their first win over a county team since 2015.
All three county boys basketball teams have kicked off practice as well, and will enter the regular season next week.
Crawfordsville opens at home against Greencastle on Tuesday, while North Montgomery travels to Speedway on Wednesday. Southmont travels to South Vermillion on Tuesday, and North Putnam on Wednesday.
You can tune into all the Sugar Creek Classic games with Billy R. and Jared McMurry on Thunder 103.9, and catch the Athenians and Tiger Cubs Tuesday evening, and the Mounties and Cougars on Wednesday night.