If you were at Saturday’s Sugar Creek Classic Championship game at Southmont between the host Mounties and the Crawfordsville Athenians, you saw a classic. If the game was broadcast on ESPN, they would’ve had a replay later that evening after the Sportscenter, and it would’ve still received great ratings even at 2 a.m.
I’d love to discuss the game with you, but I’m sure you’ve heard, or read, all about it. If you weren’t there, you missed a great game. From Cam Chadd and Kaleb Swick’s big three’s to tie it up, to Trent Johnson finding James Gineris for the game winner.
Now, if you missed that one, you’re in luck. The two teams will meet again a week from tomorrow, January 21 at Crawfordsville. The girls will start off the night around 6 p.m. followed by the boys game around 8 p.m.. Do yourself a favor, the rematch may be as good as advertised, just like this past Saturday’s game.
In case you missed it, Caleb Randolph, became a member of the 1,000 point club Saturday with a free-throw to open the third quarter. Not only is that a huge accomplishment for any player, but he did it with another 1,000 point scorer in Grant Gayler. Those two were a great one-two punch for the Chargers last Sugar Creek Classic Championship team.
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The girls basketball sectional draw is Sunday at 6 p.m. on Fox Sports Indiana. This year’s Class 3A sectional starts on Jan. 31 and will be played in Lebanon. The Tigers are the defending sectional champions beating their county rival Western Boone by 13 on their way to a regional crown before losing in semi-state to North Harrison.
The larger sectional consists of seven teams that are very familiar with one another. North Montgomery, Crawfordsville, Lebanon, Western Boone, Frankfort and Tri-West represent the Sagamore Conference while Greencastle represents the Western Indiana Conference. Lebanon and Greencastle currently have the best records, with the Tigers boasting a 12-5 record and the Tiger Cubs at 11-7. However, don’t count out the Chargers and Athenians to make some noise.
The Mounties are in the Class 2A Cascade sectional 44. This sectional consists of Cascade, 12-4 Cloverdale 11-7, South Putnam 10-7, the Mounties, Monrovia and North Putnam. The Mounties will have a say to who wins this one, and don’t be surprised if they’re in the title game.
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If you follow college basketball, I’m sure you’ve heard about Duke’s Grayson Allen, and his tripping suspension earlier this year. That suspension last a full one game, a game the Blue Devils lost, and he was reinstated.
If you watched their game against Florida State yesterday evening, Allen was chasing a loose ball out of bounds and dives for it towards the Seminoles bench. It appears that Allen extends and shoves a Florida State assistant who’s standing on the sideline.
Both the Florida State coach, and Duke said this was an unintentional incident. However, with his recent past, this almost looks deliberate.
I’m sure Duke, and possibly the Atlantic Coast Conference, will have the final say as to whether or not he serves another suspension.