Hot & Cold: Week 8

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Indiana

Posted On: 01/8/18 9:50 AM

This season, we are going to recap each week with a look at those teams that are playing well and those that aren’t so much.  We breakdown our Hot 5 and Cold 5 each week looking into why those teams are making our list on either end.  Now, our Hot and Cold teams of the week.

Hot 5:

Team:

Wins

Westview (11-0)

East Noble, Hamilton

Pendleton Heights (7-4)

Anderson, Alexandria, Frankton

Brownsburg (10-2)

Danville, Plainfield, Avon

Central Catholic (8-3)

Northwestern, McCutcheon, Rensselaer Central

Warren Central (10-0)

Lawrence North, Hamilton Southeastern

Breakdown: Over the last week, not teams have done better than these five. Westview leads it off with a big win over previous undefeated East Noble. They also picked up a very easy Hamilton win to move to 11-0, keeping their undefeated record in tact against one of the best teams on their schedule.  Pendleton Heights is back on track with a trio of wins to move ahead of .500 as they not one knocked off Frankton but also won the Madison County Tournament.  Brownsburg is quietly having a great year as they are now 10-2 with three wins and a Hendricks County Championship.  Central Catholic also picked up three wins with the best of the bunch being a massive win over McCutcheon.  Warren Central has the best pair of wins all week as they knocked off two 4A Top 10 teams in Lawrence North and Hamilton Southeastern.

 

Cold 5:

Team:

Losses

Wins

Castle (9-5)

Owensboro (KY), Ev. Memorial

Tell City

Indianapolis Tindley (10-4)

University, Brebeuf Jesuit

Hamilton Southeastern (11-2)

Warren Central, Lawrence Central

Monrovia (8-4)

Cardinal Ritter, Beech Grove

Greensburg (10-3)

Connersville, Shelbyville

Breakdown: As for some of the teams with a bad week last week, we have to start with Castle who dropped games to Owensboro (KY) and Evansville Memorial. They did get a win in between from Tell City but this is a team heading the wrong direction right now.  Tindley also dropped a pair of games to University and Brebeuf Jesuit.  Both of these games were winnable ones for them. Hamilton Southeastern had a tough week with losses against Warren Central and Lawrence Central. Neither should be considered bad losses but you would have liked to split these games at worst.  Monrovia had a chance to continue their really great season but couldn’t find a way to get past either Cardinal Ritter or Beech Grove. Beech Grove continues to give teams really tough games.  Greensburg also dropped a pair of games.  Connersville and Shelbyville are both really solid teams but this is like with Tindley where they were definitely winnable games and they couldn’t even get one win.