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Posted On: 11/26/18 11:04 AM
The first full weekend night of games was a good one. With some close games by top teams facing off, it gave a little more perspective to the upcoming season. We discuss Floyd Central’s massive win, Bloomington South’s 0-2 Start, Lapel takes down Frankton.
Floyd Central’s Clutch Win
Coming into Indianapolis to play a team like Lawrence North is no easy task, especially if it isn’t something you are used to. Floyd Central coming into Lawrence North and walking away with a win was extremely impressive.
On the back’s of Jake Heidbreder and Cobie Barnes, Floyd Central was able to take a lead early, come-from-behind late, and hold on defense to force a bad shot from Lawrence North. While those two players were the best and pretty much all of their offense for a majority of the game, there were a couple others that stepped up late.
And that is the key for Floyd Central, to find other scoring options when deep teams like Lawrence North come to town. Do they have that third scorer? Not sure right now but their top two showed they can handle a whole ton of offense on their own.
Bloomington South’s 0-2 Start
Bloomington South is annually, one of the best teams in the state. No matter who graduates and who steps up, they find a way to win. The last time they won less than 20 games, 2013-14. The last time they had less than a .500 record, 1994-95.
So, getting out to a 0-2 start with losses to Edgewood and New Albany isn’t normal for this team. However, the talent on this team should be able to get things back in order with a still fairly mild schedule coming up. Bedford North Lawrence and Southport come to town for the next two games with Terre Haute North trip just after that.
While you shouldn’t be too worried, it is of note that both Edgewood and New Albany aren’t supposed to be world-beaters this year either. Solid teams don’t get me wrong but winnable games.
Lapel’s Rivalry Win
In a result that shouldn’t surprise as much as it does, Lapel knocked off rival Frankton on Saturday night. This isn’t so strange as Lapel is typically very good but Frankton has the better roster or more accomplished guys, hands down. But, junior Cole Alexander and Bryce Carpenter both stepped up and supplemented senior Luke Richardson’s 26 points and 8 rebounds with a combined 29 points and 13 rebounds of their own.
As we talked in the preseason, Lapel knew they had Luke Richardson, a true forward prospect that can score it at a high level and provide some rebounding ability. But, losing all they did last year, who was going to step up. Well, we might have our answer. And that changes everything.
Over the next couple games, can this be sustainable? If so, we have to look much harder at this Lapel team and just how far can they go with a veteran head coach and senior standout leading the way, but obviously not alone.
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