Tonight's high school basketball game capsules

Thursday, February 22, 2018


Greencastle (14-7) at North Montgomery (7-14)

The coaches: Bryce Rector is in his second year at Greencastle. Eric Danforth is in his second year at North Montgomery.

Season recap: Greencastle has won four of its last six games, breaking a two-game losing streak with a win over Edgewood on Tuesday. The Chargers have lost three of their last four games.

Opponents’ records: Greencastle 249-215, North Montgomery 225-216.

Per-game averages: Offense – Greencastle 52.5, NM 55.0. Defense – Greencastle 50.4, NM 62.2.

The history: North Montgomery won 54-53 last year at Greencastle, and leads the series 18-6 over the past 30 years.

Key players: Greencastle is led in scoring by senior Colin York, who averages 20.5 points per game. He is the school career leader in 3-point field goals and is the third-leading scorer all-time. Gavin Bollman adds 10.8 points and 10.0 rebounds per game, while Brody Whitaker adds 10.3 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. North Montgomery is led by senior Justin Clary, who averages 21.2 points per game. He recently passed the 1,000-point career scoring mark.

North Putnam (7-15) at Eminence (5-16)

The coaches: Collin McCartt is in his fourth year at North Putnam.

Season recap: The Cougars have lost their last four games. Eminence has lost six of its last seven games.

Opponents’ records: NP 256-229, Eminence 175-284.

Per-game averages: Offense – NP 54.5, Eminence 50.2. Defense – NP 58.9, Eminence 60.2.

The history: North Putnam won 78-62 at home last year. The teams have split 12 meetings in the last 30 years.

Key players: North Putnam is led in scoring by Elliot Gross, Andrew Pickel and Caleb Duncan. Shawn Michaelis leads Eminence in scoring at 20.1 points per game, while sophomore Julian Webb adds 11.3.

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