The Paper file photo by Lori Poteet 
Caleb Randolph leads the Chargers with 18.5 points per game.
The Paper file photo by Lori Poteet
Caleb Randolph leads the Chargers with 18.5 points per game.

North Montgomery enters Friday’s Sagamore Conference matchup against Tri-West as one of the hottest teams in the area. They are currently on a six-game winning streak and with Lebanon’s loss Tuesday they will look to deny the Bruins a share of the conference crown.

The Chargers (14-6, 4-2 SAC) have asserted themselves with their defense during the stretch. They are outscoring their opponents by an average of 17.5 points per game, while also winning two conference games in the run.

They are led in scoring by Caleb Randolph’s 18.5 per game. However, they have four guys averaging just over seven per game in Alex Parsons, Devon Zachary, Jordan Lewis and Justin Clary. Lewis, 17, and Clary, 16, paced North Montgomery in their win over Riverton Parke this past Saturday.

Tri-West (13-6, 5-1 SAC) enter having won five of their last seven games, including a two-point win over conference co-leader Danville. A win Friday would give the Bruins a share of the conference title, it would be their first since joining in 1999.

They are led in scoring by Tyler Watson’s 18.1 per game and Peyton Hendershot’s 12.6.

The Bruins lead the overall series against the Chargers 9-7, but they have won the last five.

North Montgomery will look to deny Tri-West a share of the conference title and defeat a potential Sectional opponent along the way. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Friday.