Chargers trying for two in a row
Thursday, February 21, 2013 9:00 PM
The North Montgomery Chargers are looking for a second straight win after taking care of the North Putnam Cougars on Tuesday for Senior Night. Before squaring off with Lebanon at the sectional, the Chargers are hoping to take down the Greencastle Tiger Cubs to close the regular season.
The Paper file photo by Lori Poteet
Grant Gayler is a miss match for most teams and has used his unique skills to get buckets lately.
North Montgomery brought their record up to 4-15 with the Tuesday night win. The Chargers have played better than their record all season long and feel like their have the momentum. Head coach Joel Grindle wants his team to continue building as they move ahead.
"We think we have been playing well as of late," praised Grindle of his team. "We want to keep playing well and build momentum and have the kids continue to build confidence as we go into the sectional looking for the big upset over Lebanon."
Grindle also explained that despite the Tiger Cub's 3-16 record on the year, they have improved.
"Greencastle is a young team, but they have gotten better as the season progressed," Grindle explained. "They are playing well as of late and they play well at home."
In the long run this game appears to be a tune up for two teams heading into the sectional, but North Montgomery is playing for pride as well. They are in danger of matching the mark for the worst record in school history, but can keep their names out of the wrong half of the record book with at win. If they can get some momentum going and upset Lebanon at the sectional, it would go a long way to erasing the memories of a tough regular season. Grindle thinks that Greencastle offers the opportunity to tune up for Lebanon based on some style similarities.
"Greencastle does some things that are similar to Lebanon," commented Grindle. "They both like to put a lot of pressure on teams defensively and use their hands to get in and get steals. This will be a good tune up for us as we look ahead to Lebanon."
The night will begin with the junior varsity tip off at 6 p.m. at Greencastle High School. The Tiger Cubs will celebrate senior night for winter athletes.