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JUNIOR HIGH TEAMS
Stars face Crawfordsville in Sugar Creek Classic tonight
November 18, 2011By Jim Johnson of Western Boone Jr Sr High Sch
by Jim Johnson
The Western Boone girls basketball team will play Crawfordsville tonight in the Sugar Creek Classic at Western Boone. The Stars tipoff at 8 p.m. and Southmont and North Montgomery play in the first game at 6 p.m.
Western Boone enters the game at 3-0 after beating Zionsville, Westfield and Fountain Central to start the year.
“We thought coming into the season that we had a chance to have a pretty good year, but one of my favorite sayings is that the basketball season is a marathon and not a sprint,” Western Boone coach Rich Schelsky said. “We know we have a long way to go to get to where we want to be, come February, but so far we are pleased with what we've been able to do on the court.”
Western Boone has had nothing but success in the Sugar Creek Classic. The Stars have won the Classic each of the past two years and have always finished third or first.
Western Boone first plays the Athenians tonight. Schelsky says it will just be another good test for the Stars.
“They have a lot of athletic and quick kids who are aggressive on the offensive and defensive end,” Schelsky said. “They are very aggressive taking the ball to the basket, so we will have to do a good job of keeping the basketball in front of us if we want to have a chance to win."
The winner of the first game tonight between North Montgomery and Southmont along with the winner between Western Boone and Crawfordsville will play at 8 p.m. on Saturday night to compete for the championship.
The losers of each game will play for third and fourth place at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Win or lose, for Western Boone, they will still have a tough task Saturday night.
“Both teams will present huge challenges for us,” Schelsky said. “South has a lot of size and athleticism and continue to get better and better each year. North has a lot of capable offensive players and a D1 commit, so we know we would have to be at our very best to beat a team of that caliber."