After dropping their season opener to Greencastle, Crawfordsville has rattled off three straight wins. Last weekend, the Athenians took down Sagamore Conference and longtime rival Lebanon 44-41 for the third-straight year. On Saturday, Crawfordsville routed Attica 64-50.
Anthony Gonzales, Tray Scorza, and Karsten Williamson are all averaging better than 10 points per game. For the first time in many years, Crawfordsville has multiple scoring threats, with Will Kellerman and Jasmin Johnson-Hall rounding out most of the offensive production.
The Athenians will take their athleticism and deep roster into a home game Friday night against West Lafayette. The Red Devils are off to a slow start, finishing 1-2 and taking sixth place in the annual Franciscan Health Hoops Classic, but will be at full strength for the first time all season Friday, coming off the football team’s 3A state title.
Crawfordsville (2-8) girls are still trying to find solutions after losing senior leader Addie Laskowski, and a date with the Red Devils (6-5) might be a good place to start. West Lafayette has lost their last two times out, and will be coming off a game tonight against Benton Central.
Friday’s game along with the girls’ matchup between Crawfordsville and West Lafayette will air on Thunder 103.9 starting at 5:40 p.m.
Southmont picked up a key conference and county win over North Montgomery 48-47 on Friday, but fell Saturday at home against Cloverdale 56-46.
Senior Justin Howard returning to the lineup proved to be a difference maker for the Mounties (1-5) in the win over the Chargers, but the schedule doesn’t get much easier as Southmont travels to Danville for a girl/boy Sagamore Conference doubleheader on Friday. The Warriors are 1-2 on the season, but have suffered a pair of overtime losses, and have a key win over Avon. The Mounties will then return to action on Saturday at home against Greencastle.
Southmont’s girls’ team is looking to improve on their 2-6 mark, but will have a tough time Friday with an Ella Collier led Danville team that has made it to the semi-state each of the last two seasons. The Warriors enter Friday’s SAC matchup 7-3, but have lost two of their last three.
Following the heartbreak loss at Southmont, North Montgomery returned to the court Saturday with a golden opportunity to defeat a hot Fountain Central team, but eventually succumbed to the Mustangs 45-30.
The Chargers return to action this Friday, at home against Seeger (2-0), still searching for answers on the offensive end of the floor.
It’s a double weekend for North Montgomery, as Saturday they host Lafayette Harrison.
North Montgomery’s girls’ basketball team suffered their 10th straight loss on Tuesday, falling to Tri-West 72-27. The Chargers have failed to score more than 30 points in five straight games. They return to action next Tuesday at West Lafayette.
Elsewhere in county sports, both the North Montgomery and Southmont wrestling teams went undefeated last Saturday at the Western Boone Invitational.