It all comes down to Friday night in the Sagamore Athletic Conference boys’ basketball race. Tri-West and Danville sit atop the conference with 5-1 records. Tri-West won the head-to-head matchup over the Warriors to give them their only defeat. It was Lebanon that found a way to hand Tri-West a loss.
Crawfordsville dropped out of controlling its own destiny with a loss at the hands of Tri-West last Friday. County buddies North Montgomery could help Crawfordsville with a huge upset of Tri-West Friday at home. The Athenians will need the help. They have a trip to Danville on Friday and have to win for any hope of sharing a part of the title. A win for Danville means a conference title. A win for Crawfordsville paired with a win for North Montgomery would put Tri-West, Danville, Lebanon and Crawfordsville tied atop the standings.
Southmont is hoping to stay out of the cellar of the standings when they meet a hot Frankfort team Saturday in New Market. Both teams have 2-4 marks in this year’s tough Sagamore.
Western Boone also has a pair of wins, but at 2-5 their league season is over. North Montgomery has the unfortunate privilege of taking eighth in the conference, but an upset of the Bruins could provide the biggest momentum the Chargers could ask for as teams head to the postseason.
The Sagamore has been competitive all season long and everything comes down to a pair of games involving Montgomery County teams on Friday night. We will either see a wild finish, or the Hendricks county favorites will finish atop, as expected.