Crawfordsville coach David Pierce said after his team's 77-48 win over Southmont that they had focused all week prior on being a multi-dimensional team, and having five players on the floor who were all capable of scoring.

And as four of the five Athenian starters finished with double-figure scoring on the night, it seems that they were able to complete they accomplished just that.

Crawfordsville (8-4, 1-2 SAC) was led by Trent Crabtree, who put up 21 points, and Caleb Rasmussen who finished with 16 points.

Crawfordsville has now beat Southmont twice this season, and by a combined total of 42 points. Both of Southmont's defeats have come on the Athenian's home floor. The first was in the first-round of this year's Sugar Creek Classic.

As a team, the Athenians shot the ball very well overall, hitting nearly 60 percent of their shots on the floor. On the other hand, Southmont (3-8, 0-4 SAC) shot around 25 percent on the game and just under 22 percent in the first half.

The Athenians also displayed something else that Southmont rarely did in the game: all-around hustle.

That for the Athenians, is something they must do as a team, according to Coach Pierce.

"We don't have a choice. We're going to hustle," Pierce said. "If you're not going to hustle, somebody's going to come in and play for you. That's the bottom line."

As for the Mounties, coach Dan Chadd said that there was truly no excuse for the way his team played against their county and conference rival on Saturday night.

"There's no excuse. I mean, we've got plenty of them but there's none appropriate for a 29 point loss," Chadd said. "We didn't make shots; they made shots, so we gave up way too many again. We're struggling for a lot of different reasons.

"Our identity is no where to be found, so until we get those things worked out we are going to continue to struggle."

Trent Murray and Austin Burton both led the Mounties in scoring, with 10 and 17 points, respectively. But the two had to shoot nearly 40 shots to make the nine baskets the duo finished the night with. Additionally, the two shot 3 of 17 from beyond the three-point line.

Lucas Miller, coming off a game-high 20 point performance in the loss to Covington on Friday, was the only other Southmont player to score more than 4 points. Miller finished with eight points.

Chadd said that for his team to recover and start winning some games, the Mounties will have to put defense on a pedestal, which something they aren't doing right now.

"We go back to square one defensively," Chadd said of his plans for the team. "Offensively, you know you're going to have nights like this and that's too bad, but defensively if we play better defense, it's not such a blow out. We've struggled all year with our defense and we will continue to struggle until guys put that important.

"It's got to be top priority and we're not doing that right now."

Southmont will get a chance to make it a top priority when they head to Lebanon on Friday night. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

The Athenians will head to Frankfort at 8 p.m. on Friday night as well.