Week 3 of the high school basketball season is well underway. Today, we take a look at highlights from Wednesday’s slate of games.
Balanced effort leads Greenfield-Central past Triton Central
Triton Central entered the game with a 4-0 record but struggled to score against Greenfield-Central in a 57-29 loss. TC senior Aiden Lindsey, who was averaging 18.5 points on 73 percent shooting from the field prior to Wednesday, left the game early in the first quarter with an injury. The Cougars took advantage, limiting the Tigers to nine points in the first half and eight points in the fourth quarter. Four G-C (2-1) players reached double figures in the win. Juniorscored a team-high 12 points (also eight boards) while senior Adam Lester finished with 11. Freshman and senior Rune Carpenter-Jones both added 10 points. TC, which had three players out for contact tracing, was led by junior Luke Faust, who scored eight points.
Lawrence Central earns home win over No. 6 Lawrence North
Juniorscored 27 points (16 in first half) for Lawrence Central in a 59-54 home win over Lawrence North, which is the No. 6 team in Class 4A here at Prep Hoops Indiana. The game was tied at 38-all heading to the fourth quarter. LC used a 7-1 run to start the fourth, which gave the team breathing room down the stretch. Junior Da’John Craig added 16 points for the Bears (2-1), who looked sharp Wednesday following a 72-43 loss to Carmel on Dec. 3. LN (3-1) is still playing without Indiana University signee (injury). The Wildcats were led in scoring by senior MaCoyion Brown with 12 points. Senior Omar Cooper and sophomore both added 11 points.
Cripe scores game-high 26 points in loss to Concord
Juniorscored the last nine points of the game for West Noble in a 55-52 loss to Concord. He ended the game with 26 points to lead all scorers. Cripe had a chance to send the game to overtime with a last-second three, but the shot was off. It was the first loss of the season for West Noble (3-1). Concord, which is now 3-2, snapped a two-game losing streak with the victory. Concord senior Zaven Koltookian scored all 13 of his team’s points in the second quarter and finished with a team-high 17 points. Seniors Malachi Emmons and Andres Dixon added 13 and 10 points, respectively. West Noble played without 6-foot-6 senior Julio Macias, who is the team’s second leading scorer.