Friday night's boys basketball game at Western Boone appears to be an old fashioned Sagamore Athletic Conference battle. The North Montgomery Chargers (8-7, 3-1 SAC) still have a conference championship in their sights, and control their own destiny. The Chargers currently sit in third place in the standings, with only one loss, trailing only Danville and Tri West. However, the Chargers have but three conference games remaining, as Danville also has three left, Tri West, five.

North Montgomery is led by senior Grant Gayler and sophomore Caleb Randolph, who both have double-digit scoring averages.

Western Boone sits at 1-3 in the Sagamore, and would love to play spoiler Friday evening. They are coming off a 56-50 non-conference road win at Greencastle last Saturday night and are led in scoring by Senior Riggs Baxter who is averaging 21.5 points a contest, good enough for 18th in the state of Indiana.

"Riggs Baxter is a really good player," North Montgomery coach Joel Grindle said. "He has been playing really well, and he can get to the basket as well as anyone we play. Western Boone does a nice job of getting into transition, and they like to mix up their defenses, we will have to be ready for whatever they throw at us."

The two squads did not play each other in the Sugar Creek Classic, sponsored by The Paper of Montgomery County, Franciscan Physician Network and Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health Crawfordsville. This will be the first matchup between the two sectional foes this season. Tipoff is set at 7:30 p.m., following the varsity girls' game.