DOVER -- The first time Western Boone and Crawfordsville faced off this season, the Stars' Riggs Baxter was limited by foul trouble and the Athenians eked out a two-point win.

Baxter didn't get into foul trouble in the rematch, and it made all the difference. The Stars' senior scored 11 of game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter as Western Boone came-from-behind to beat Crawfordsville 60-57.

Crawfordsville jumped out to an 18-8 lead after a quarter and led by seven at the half.

Western Boone got within three at 33-30, but Crawfordsville responded with a 10-2 run to go up 11 points with 3:37 to play in the third quarter.

Trent Johnson had seven points in the run and finished with a team-high 17 points.

"He did a good job," Crawfordsville head coach David Pierce said. "For a sophomore to step up and want to take those shots is big. It was a big conference game on the road. For Trent to step up like that is big for him. That is him growing as a player and maturing and that is good to see."

Western Boone came roaring back to end the third quarter.

The Stars went on a 10-0 run, getting six points from Jason Smith and got within one at 43-42 heading to the fourth quarter.

The Athenians made the first basket of the fourth quarter, but Baxter scored the next five points to give Western Boone its first lead at 47-45.

Back-to-back baskets by Johnson and Konnor Smith reclaimed the lead for Crawfordsville, but Baxter responded with two-straight hoops of his own to give Western Boone the lead again.

Pierce said foul trouble hurt the Athenians as Baxter got going.

"Nick Corbin is our best defensive player, and had held him for two-straight games," Pierce said. "He got in foul trouble and that made a difference. He does a heck of a job of defensively. He was doing a great job and he got in foul trouble so we had to sit him out. That is when Riggs started to take off."

The Stars made it a 6-0 run with a Zach McMann putback to put the Stars up 55-51.

The Athenians got as close as two and had a chance to tie the game, but McMann drew a charge on Ryan Barr with 1:35 to go. Baxter hit two free throws on the next possession to push the lead to four, and after a Crawfordsville turnover, Kaleb McCloskey made two more free throws to make it a six-point game.

Crawfordsville never had another chance to tie the game.

"Turnovers and free throws hurt us," Crawfordsville head coach Danny Pierce said. "A couple times we got a little nervous and shuffled our feet and gave them more opportunities. It tied with four minutes left and they got more possessions than we did. We had to foul and they hit free throws. Big difference in the game is they shot 33 free throws and we shot eight."

Along with Johnson's 17, the Athenians got 14 points from Smith and 12 from Sam Page. Barr added eight.

The Athenians are back in action at Riverton Parke tonight.

Pierce said close games like Friday help his team.

"We won at our place and they won at their place," Pierce said. "Heaven forbid we play them three times again this year. If we were to meet them again at a neutral spot it would be another heavyweight match. It is good for us to have these moments. We have a tough schedule coming up and this just prepares you for the sectional."