More intercounty matchups this weekend


The girls basketball regular season is winding down and the boys are just now hitting the midway point as we careen toward the end of January.

Local girls teams are putting together the finishing touches in preparation for what they hope will be a long postseason tournament run, one that hopefully ends at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

There are just two girls basketball games this weekend with Trinity Lutheran and Brownstown Central hosting their final home games of the season. 

On the boys’ side, there are several intercounty matchups, both involving Medora, but they also could be potential sectional previews.

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The Hornets will look to topple both Trinity Lutheran and Crothersville this weekend, starting with the Cougars on Friday night. The two teams have met 25 times since they started playing each other in the 2003-04 season, and the Cougars are on a bit of a winning streak.

Trinity Lutheran has won 21 straight times over the Hornets after they dropped the first four meetings of the county rivalry. Medora’s last victory over Trinity came Jan. 7, 2005. 

They’ll then turn their attention for the second time this season to the Tigers.

Crothersville and Medora have met at least twice each season since 1993-94. You don’t have to go back too far to find the last time the Hornets prevailed over the Tigers. They last won 53-48 on Feb. 23, 2016.  

Earlier this year, the Tigers routed Medora to the tune of a 92-48 victory. Crothersville blanked Medora in the first quarter en route to the lopsided win, and that’ll have to be avoided if the Hornets want to contend with a Tiger team coming off a tough loss to Jennings County. 

Now onto the rest of the boys games for this weekend. 

Games will start at 7:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. 

Seymour at Bedford North Lawrence, Friday; Scottsburg at Seymour, 7 p.m., Saturday

Seymour gets a chance to go above .500 in Hoosier Hills Conference play this weekend against a BNL team looking to bounce back after dropping a game last Saturday to Jennings County. 

The Stars currently sit behind Jeffersonville for tops in the league and are currently averaging as many points per game (55.5) as they are giving up. 

In the past several seasons, the Owls have also traded blows with Scottsburg, which sits at the top of Mid-Southern Conference as the last unbeaten team in that league. Since 2014, the Owls and Warriors have gone back and forth in the win/loss column. 

Indian Creek at Brownstown Central, Friday

Just one game this weekend for Brownstown Central as the Braves host an Indian Creek team that is hoping to bounce back from just its second loss of the season. 

Indian Creek is holding teams to fewer than 48 points a contest while also scoring just under 69 per game. Their 10-2 start is the best they’ve had under third-year coach Drew Glentzer, who was the coach at Edinburgh prior to coming to Trafalgar where he helped the Lancers to their last regional championship. 

This also will be just the first meeting between the two programs, and the host Braves will need to continue their positive trend on the offensive end if they want to take down Indian Creek. 

South Central at Crothersville, Friday

The Tigers have yet to secure a Southern Athletic Conference win this season, though not for lack of trying. 

Like many teams in the county, the Tigers have been involved in a lot of close games this year. Two of those were against SAC rivals Borden and New Washington, which edged the Tigers by a combined total of eight points.

This could be a good chance for the Tigers to get SAC win No. 1 as the Rebels surrender just more than 60 points a game and have only put up 53.4 on average. The Tigers boast the best offensive average in Jackson County. 

Trinity Lutheran at South Ripley, Saturday

After their Jackson County clash with Medora, the Cougars will turn their attention to a Raider team that topped them by three points last season in Seymour. 

South Ripley is off to one of its better starts and could match last season’s win total this weekend should they pick up two victories this weekend. 

The Cougars have other plans, as they hope to get back to their winning ways after dropping three of their first four games to start 2020. 

And now onto this weekend’s girls games.

Both games start at 1:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise.

Jennings County at Trinity Lutheran, Saturday

The Cougars passed the first of their Class 3A and 4A tests last Friday with a good win over a quality Brown County team. 

The Panthers will be the second 4A team the Cougars will face in the span of three days. They’ll battle Floyd Central at 7:30 p.m. today.

Trinity is still in the top 30 in the state in offensive average, and the Cougars will need every bit of their scoring ability to top a Jennings County team that scored 75 last Friday. 

West Washington at Brownstown Central, Saturday

The Braves have never lost to the Senators in the seven times they’ve played each other since 2001. 

If you believe in trap games at the high school level, this might be one of those games, as the Braves travel to North Harrison next week for what could be the de facto MSC title. 

Brownstown has never seemed like a team that will look past an opponent, and coach Brandon Allman has been impressed with his team’s effort this year on every occasion except one. They’ll hopefully avoid an effortless showing against West Washington. 

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Jackson County


Trinity Lutheran;19;2;59.1;39.9

Brownstown Central;19;3;56.0;41.3




Leading scorers

Player (Team);G;TP;Av;Hi

Tabeling (TL);21;467;22.2;36

Meyer (S);23;407;17.7;33

Jaynes (TL);21;346;16.4;27

Benter (BC);22;245;15.7;29

Schroer (BC);22;303;13.7;24

Cole (C);19;240;12.6;26

Helt (C);19;219;11.5;23

Sabotin (S);20;230;11.5;19

Schrader (S);23;223;9.7;24

Hackman (BC);23;206;16

Mariah Cobb (M);13;116;8.9;17

Hoosier Hills



Bedford N.Lawrence;6;1;14;4

Columbus East;3;2;12;7


New Albany;2;3;6;13


Jennings County;1;4;7;12

Floyd Central;0;6;5;13



Brownstown Central;7;1;19;3


Silver Creek;6;2;15;3

North Harrison;6;2;13;6


Eastern (Pekin);3;4;12;7

Corydon Central;3;6;12;9




Southern Athletic





New Washington;1;2;9;11


South Central;0;4;1;17

Southern Roads


Columbus Christian;3;0;15;4




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Jackson County



Trinity Lutheran;6;9;59.6;61.1


Brownstown Central;3;9;45.0;52.5


Scoring leaders

Player (Team);G;TP;Avg;Hi

Goecker (TL);15;209;13.9;29

McCoy (S);12;163;13.6;24

Thomas (C);11;147;13.3;20

Marksberry (TL);15;198;13.2;20

Spall (C );11;141;12.8;22

Wineinger (BC);12;153;12.7;28

Bright (C);8;82;10.2;24

Hackman (TL);15;151;10.1;18

Chastain (BC);12;118;9.8;16

Norton (TL);15;144;9.6;20

Hackman (TL);13;131;10.1;18

Myers (M);13;113;8.6;16

Hoosier Hills



Bedford N. Lawrence;2;1;7;8

Floyd Central;1;1;9;3

New Albany;2;2;8;5



Jennings County;1;2;8;5

Columbus East;0;2;3;10




Silver Creek;5;0;13;1


North Harrison;4;2;8;5



Corydon Central;0;3;6;7


Brownstown Central;0;4;3;9

Eastern (Pekin);0;5;1;11

Southern Athletic


New Washington;3;0;10;6


South Central;1;1;5;7




Southern Roads


Madison Christian;2;0;20;4

Evansville Christian;1;0;4;9

Columbus Christian;2;2;8;19


Dugger Union;1;2;3;12



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