Posted On: 11/30/18 10:48 PM

Friday night was filled with a ton of action and there were big upsets and big scoring totals. Today, we look at Center Grove’s big win over Cathedral, Edgewood Looking Dominant, and Jeffersonville’s Trip To Evansville.

Center Grove’s Big Win
In a battle of Top 3 teams in the state, Center Grove came from behind and was able to knock off Cathedral in a fun early season matchup.  It took a rally in the late fourth quarter topped by a Tayven Jackson triple with under 30 seconds to pull off the victory.

In a game that had it’s good and bad moments, you saw two of the top contenders from Mr. Basketball in the state go head-to-head and at the end of it, you have to give a slight edge to Center Grove and Trayce Jackson-Davis.  His play late in the game was key as he finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds.  Armaan Franklin was good earlier in the game but Trayce got the better of him late with a couple big blocks when Cathedral was coughing up the late lead. Franklin finished with 13 points and 9 rebounds.

For Cathedral, this will be a game that haunts them as they had a big lead late.  They were up 10 heading into the fourth quarter and again midway through the final quarter.  They were still even up 60-59 with 1:39 to go but they couldn’t stop the rally.  

Edgewood Looking Dominant
While only three games into the season, 3A rural program Edgewood now moves to 3-0 after a win over Cloverdale on Friday night. They have now beaten two 4A teams in Bloomington South and Martinsville as well as 2A Cloverdale.  

The Cloverdale win is key because they won by more than 40 points and it was a chance for their to be a letdown after the last two wins. That didn’t happen. Now, looking ahead, they have very winnable games against Cascade, Bloomfield, and Indian Creek before their schedule gets even easier. There is a very good chance they go into the Wabash Valley Tournament in December 8-0 and be the team to beat. Could make for a fun event.

Jeffersonville Gets At Bosse
Going into the season, we knew that this could be a very good season for Jeffersonville and for Bosse, we didn’t know quite what they would be after graduating so many. But last night was the first test for either team and it put things a little more in perspective. 

A 64-46 win for Jeffersonville was a score that seems quite telling of a Bosse team that is going to need to find some more guys. Jeff is good on paper and looks good in games as well with a deep team with Jacob Jones, Tre Coleman, and others.  

Last night though, three guys scored 36 of Bosse’s 46 points. That is something they are going to have to figure out because they are so used to being a deep team with guys that can go get themselves 20 points or more. Now, they just don’t have those guys but still have a trio of games coming up to Princeton, Forest Park, and Evansville Memorial. That will give even more clarity to their outlook this season.

Quick Hitters: 

  • Ben Davis got a win over rival Pike on Friday night, 75-67.  While Pike isn’t as strong as they have been in the past, senior forward Ahmoni Jones seems to have been stepping up with a 21-point outing last night. 
  • Bloomington South finally got on the board last night as they knocked off Bedford North Lawrence, 75-66. Now 1-2, South had Xavier, Evansville, and Indiana all in to watch their standout junior Anthony Leal who put up 25 points and go 3/5 from three.
  • Columbus North knocked off a strong Shelbyville team. CN moves to 2-1. They lost a tough one to Heritage Christian but did beat Hauser. Shelbyville is also 2-1 but this 76-82 loss in OT was their first 4A opponent.  Senior guard Zach Kuhn put up 28 points in the loss.
  • Corydon Central beat North Harrison last night, 69-68.  North Harrison moves to 1-2 with Silver Creek coming up next week. Not the start you were hoping to see for the Cougars who could have a big year. Corydon Central’s Joey Wiseman led with 48 points in the win. Langdon Hatton scored 29 points for North Harrison.
  • Carmel knocked off Lawrence Central last night in a massive win for the Greyhounds.  Andrew Owens looks like he is a full go again after being banged up to start the year. He had 20 points in the win. For Lawrence Central, this is a loss that they can grow on. Still a young team relative to some of their competition so the hope is they grow and turn this loss into a win by the end of the year.
  • Floyd Central absolutely killed Castle last night. A game where two Indiana All-Stars went up against each other and Cobie Barnes and Floyd Central got the best of Alex Hemenway and Castle. Barnes put up 32 in the win while Hemenway had 19.  This is worrisome for Castle who needs to be able to at least compete in this sorts of games.
  • Greensburg knocked off rival Batesville last night. Drew Comer had 21 points and Lane Sparks had 20 for Greensburg. That is four straight wins of Greensburg over Batesville now.
  • Hamilton Heights got a huge win over New Castle last night. They won 76-65.  Sophomore Gus Etchison had 26 points while senior A.J. Field had 21.  New Castle’s Luke Bumbalough had 27 points and went over 1,000 points for his career in the loss.
  • Might be time to really look into Munster as they are now 3-0 on the season and Jevon Morris looks like he might be ready to take over as he put up 18 points and 11 rebounds last night  They also have Jeff Hemmelgarn and Dorian Benford, two big men that have transferred in and are giving good production so far.
  • North Central got a key in over Richmond last night. Richmond should be a solid team this year with as many players transferring in as they have had. But North Central is a very young, raw team and so have to give them a little credit. Senior Lucas Kroft put up 34 points for Richmond last night.
  • North Posey won 69-63 over Mt. Vernon on Friday night. Not a crazy outcome as Mt. Vernon is 0-3 to start the year and likely won’t have much in the tank. However, North Posey guard Josiah Ricketts put up 44 points last night and Sam Thomas of Mt. Vernon put up 38 points. One of the biggest scoring totals for the top players of each team I have seen in a long time.
  • Silver Creek is on a roll to start the year. They just put up 96 points in a win over Clarksville last night to move to 3-0. They have now scored 82, 91, and 96 points in their first three games for an average of 89.7 ppg.
  • Zionsville got back on track with a win over Westfield last night. Senior Isaiah Thompson redeemed himself with a 31 point outing in the win.  Westfield, who looked so good against Kokomo has now lost two straight to Pendleton Heights and Zionsville. Thankfully things get a bit easier in their schedule.
  • Lafayette Jeff and Central Catholic both won last night in the Franciscan Health Classic and will meet up tonight for the Championship game.