Area boys basketball teams complete regular seasons this weekend


It’s the final Friday of the boys basketball regular season, which can only mean the greatest time of the year is almost upon us.

The state basketball tournament.

Sectional pairings were announced Sunday, and while area coaches have undoubtedly already started scouting their first-round opponents, there is still one last game to worry about.

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Four local teams are in action Friday night with Trinity Lutheran having already finalized its season Tuesday against Charlestown.

Here’s how the final Friday of February shakes out:

All games set to start at 7:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise

Seymour at Silver Creek

No such thing as a tuneup game for the Owls this Friday as they travel to Sellersburg to take on the Class 3A No. 1 Silver Creek Dragons.

The Dragons have just two losses this year, both to Class 4A opponents. Their most recent loss came to the class’ top team, Bloomington South, with the Panthers slaying the Dragons on a buzzer-beating heave.

The other was a little more lopsided and came just before the calendar turned to 2020. The Dragons fell to No. 3 Lawrence Central by 32 points — far and away their worst defeat since 2018.

Silver Creek averages 74.17 points per game, a mark ranking them 10th in the state. They also win games by an average of 21.3 points, which is ninth in the state.

Seymour allows just 46.5 points per game, and the Owls’ defense will have to be at its best if they hope to slow down the high-flying Dragons.

Brownstown Central at Orleans

It’s all about trying to string together four quarters of basketball for the Braves.

After playing a good second half on senior night against Providence, coach Dave Benter again emphasized the need for his players to log 32 good minutes if they hope to win any basketball games in the state tournament.

Their tilt with the Class A Orleans Bulldogs will be the final chance for the Braves to see if they can do that before the postseason begins in earnest next week.

The Bulldogs are coming off their first win since Jan. 31, beating Shoals by four points last Friday to snap a seven-game skid.

This will be the 34th meeting between the teams, and BC has not lost to Orleans since Feb. 24, 2012.

Austin at Crothersville

Ending the season with four straight home games is a sweet deal for the Tigers.

Crothersville is coming off a big win over Southern Athletic Conference rival Henryville for the first time in eight games.

Now, they hope to head into the postseason with back-to-back wins with local rival Austin coming to town. The Eagles have struggled this year, posting just three wins, and are only putting up 49.4 points a game while allowing 59.9.

The Tigers have seen their offensive average take a dip in February, having only crossed the 60-point mark twice.

Rising Sun at Medora, 8 p.m.

The Hornets picked up their second win of the season last weekend against Washington Catholic, snapping an 11-game losing streak.

Now, Medora hopes to win consecutive games for the first time since the 2015-16 season.

They’ve got a good chance to do so against a Rising Sun team that has just three wins this year and also is looking to end a skid of its own. The Shiners have dropped seven straight since they beat Shawe Memorial to end January.

The Shiners are putting up just 42.4 points a game while allowing 52.

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Jackson County



Trinity Lutheran;11;12;60.5;62.3


Brownstown Central;7;15;47.0;52.7


Scoring leaders


Thomas (C);21;308;14.7;25

Marksberry (TL);23;329;14.3;24

Goecker (TL);23;318;13.8;29

Spall (C);21;281;13.4;24

McCoy (S);21;264;12.6;30

Wineinger (BC);22;274;12.4;28

Hackman (TL);23;247;10.7;18

Chastain (BC);22;213;9.7;18

Myers (M);21;194;9.2;24

Norton (TL);23;207;9.0;20

Hoosier Hills



New Albany;5;2;14;8

Bedford N.Lawrence;5;2;14;9

Floyd Central;4;2;15;6


Jennings County;2;5;12;10

Columbus East;1;5;4;17




Silver Creek;9;0;21;2


North Harrison;7;2;17;5



Corydon Central;4;5;11;11

Brownstown Central;3;6;7;15



Eastern (Pekin);0;9;2;19

Southern Athletic



New Washington;4;1;13;9


South Central;2;3;8;15



Southern Roads


Evansville Christian;5;0;12;11

Madison Christian;4;1;25;7

Columbus Christian;2;3;10;25





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