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  • Saturday, March 7, 2015 5:44 PM
    With 7 seconds left on the clock, the Tri-West Bruins advance to regionals for high school boys' basketball. The Danville Warriors did not allow Tri-West a lead until the last few seconds of the game, but the Bruins go home with a major win.
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  • Friday, March 6, 2015 5:48 PM
    The Bruins went into Friday's semifinal game with a mindset of "to win," according to Coach Adam Bontreger. That is just what they did to guarantee their spot in the championship game Saturday night.
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  • North drops defensive battle
    Friday, February 20, 2015 7:01 PM
    Defense wins championships is the old saying. Friday night at Charger gym, defense most definitely won the basketball game, as Tri West escaped Linden with a 48-36 Sagamore Athletic Conference victory.

    Tri West (18-3, 6-1 SAC) came into the game averaging nearly 80 points a contest, and were held to just 48 on the evening.

    "Defensively tonight, we were pretty darn good," North Montgomery coach Joel Grindle said. "I loved our effort and energy."
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  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 4:30 PM
    The Bruins stole the luster right out of the Stars tonight with an extraordinary triumph.
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  • Monday, February 16, 2015 5:11 PM
    The Crawfordsville Athenians had a tall task Saturday afternoon when they entertained Class 3A, No. 8 Tri-West in a Sagamore Conference tilt. The Bruins used their speed and athleticism, and kept their Conference title hopes alive, as they defeated the Athenians 63-28.

    Crawfordsville got off to a quick start holding a 6-4 advantage midway through the first quarter. However, that's when Tri-West turned up their defense. They would outscore the Athenians 11-2 the remainder of the quarter and hold a 15-8 lead after one.

    Crawfordsville struggled to find offense over the next two quarters. They scored only six points combined in the second and third, shooting just 17 percent, on 3-18. The Bruins, on the other hand, shot 39 percent, 13-33, during the same stretch, and would outscore the Athenians 32-6 in the middle quarters.

    The Athenians offense did play better in the fourth. However, Tri-West would win the quarter 16-14.

    I'm proud of our effort," said Athenian coach David Pierce. "We wanted to hold them under 66, and we held them to 63."

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  • Saturday, February 7, 2015 4:33 PM
    The Tri-West Bruins got whipped Saturday as they were dominated by the Brownsburg Bulldogs.
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  • Bruins too tough for Mounties
    Friday, February 6, 2015 7:24 PM
    NEW MARKET - Class 3A No. 7 Tri-West Bruins visited Southmont on Friday and were unkind guests, leaving the Mounties with an 89-36 loss.

    Tri-West wasted no time getting to business. The Bruins opened the game on a 15-0 run and Southmont didn't score until there were less than two minutes left in the first quarter. At the end of one, Tri-West led 24-6 and the game was well out of reach.

    "That is a very good Tri-West team. We knew that they were going to play aggressive defense and try to not stay on the defensive end very long," Southmont head coach Jon Sparks said. "I thought that we got back and played defense when we took shots, but the problem was we had too many turnovers (25).
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  • Mounties face massive task
    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 5:22 PM
    NEW MARKET - The Southmont Mounties are banged up and on an eight-game skid. Things won't get any easier Friday when the Tri-West Bruins (13-1, 2-1 SAC) come to town.

    The Mounties are without starters Jacob Budd and Heath Whalen, both of whom are out with injuries. Freshman sensation Cam Chadd has been ill and will likely be limited against the Class 3A No. 7 Bruins.

    "Cam Chadd has been really weak and lost around 10 pounds so although he will play this week, he's been limited in practice and I don't expect him to play to usual level or minutes," Southmont head coach Jon Sparks said.

    "Tri-West is a really good team. They have great players and great athletes that can score in bunches. Although (Trevor) Waite is one of the best, if not the best, players in the conference, they have plenty of other guys that can score in a variety of ways. So even if we could find a way to slow down Waite or even stop him they have so many other options that it will be tough to keep the score down."

    The Bruins are averaging nearly 76 points a game this season and their only loss is to Class 3A No. 6 Danville. Sparks said that, for Southmont, it will be important to benefit from their shots.
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  • Saturday, January 31, 2015 5:07 PM
    The Tri-West boys' basketball team defeated the Greencastle Tiger Cubs 56-29.
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  • Friday, January 30, 2015 5:58 PM
    The Danville boys' basketball had victory over the Tri-West Bruins tonight.
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  • Saturday, January 24, 2015 5:49 PM
    The Tri-West boys' basketball team dominated on the court tonight against the South Putnam Eagles putting their wings no longer to flight.
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  • Friday, January 23, 2015 4:45 PM
    The Tri-West boys' basketball team had a close game tonight the Speedway Sparkplugs, but in the end the Bruins triumphed 60-50.
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  • Saturday, January 17, 2015 6:36 PM
    The Tri-West boys' basketball team had a well-deserved win tonight against New Palestine.
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  • Friday, January 16, 2015 5:08 PM
    The Tri-West Bruins boys' basketball team had a good night tonight with a win over the Lebanon Tigers.
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  • Friday, January 9, 2015 5:26 PM
    The game started out in Tri-West's favor and after a long battle, the Bruins managed a win.
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