January 5—Believe it or not, we’re also into the final month of the regular season.
With that in mind, let’s take a quick look at each area team heading into the homestretch and where they stand.
Thanks to a 54-53 overtime victory in Salem on Tuesday night, the Braves are one win away from taking a win on their 2021-22 total with seven regular season games still to go.
Mixed with a few veterans and a strong freshman class, Matt Vick’s team had their best season since 2014-15, when Terry Rademacher’s team went 16-8 to win the program’s final section title. They seem to be lined up.
With very high expectations for the preseason, the Pirates have had some difficulties so far, including losing five of six games in late November and much of December. However, they have a solid third place finish at the Donna Cheatham Holiday Classic in Scottsburg.
“I feel really back on track,” said Rick Myers, assistant coach at Charlestown.
In the middle of the pack in the Mid-Southern Conference race, the Pirates have some big league showdowns ahead. The first is Saturday, which hosts Brownstown Central, and the second is Tuesday, which hosts East. After those two games of his, Charlestown should have a good chance of building momentum to close out the regular season.
Christian Academy (5-11)
The Warriors lost their first eight games, but closed out 2022 by winning five of their eight games. With only four games left in the regular season for him, Carson and Casey’s team, led by sophomore Leah Stevens (he scored 12.8 points per game), could seize the opportunity. 2016-17 was his team’s most wins since winning 9-14.
Led by senior guard Darja Gaines (13.4 points, 6 rebounds per game), the Generals are looking good with a four-win campaign in the 2021-22 season and six contests remaining in the regular season.
Floyd Central (6-8)
The Highlanders will have some very tough games the rest of the way, starting tonight’s contest in Class A No. 2 Lanesville. Other opponents remain to face 4A No. 7 Bedford North Lawrence, Class A No. 4 Trinity Lutheran and 3A No. 6 Corydon Central. With him still eight games left in the regular season, Floyd could achieve his double-digit win numbers for the first time since 2016-17.
The Hornets kicked off the new year with a big 56-9 victory over Crothersville on Tuesday night. With eight games left in the regular season, including six at home, Guernsey’s side on Tuesday could match last season’s nine-win campaign.
The Red Devils have already surpassed their total wins (10) last season under first-year head coach Cory Norman. Led by senior Brooklyn Carter (11.4ppg, 4rpg) and junior Rakira Johnson (10.1ppg, 5.3rpg), Jeff is second in the Hoosier Hills Conference and has the most wins since 2017. I am recording. -18 squad is 20 wins and 6 losses.
New Albany (3-14)
The Bulldogs, who ended their two-game winning streak in the Eastern on Tuesday night, have six games left in the regular season, so last season’s total wins (5), if not the 2020-21 season wins (6). may break the
New Washington (8-8)
With six games left in the regular season, the Mustangs, led by junior guard Kaidin James (18.6 points per game, 6 games per game), could well match their 2021-22 winning streak (14 wins). If Kirsti Holloway’s side can surpass this number, it would be New Wash’s most wins since his side beat her 20-3 in 2012-13.
The Pioneers won 7-3 in December, the most win in program history. Brad Baden’s team is on track for their first winning season since 2017-18 and should record the most wins since a team in 2016-17 went 20-6 on him. . Freshman Addison Smith (15.6 points) and senior Lily Weber (9.4 points, 4.6 points) lead the way to Providence.
Rock Creek (12-2)
Led by a strong freshman class, the Lions are off to the best start in program history. Sara Nord’s team is well on its way to his second winning season for the Creek, and 2004-05 is the first time his team has gone his 14-8 record. With six games left in the regular season, the odds are very high.
Silver Creek (7-7)
It’s been a season of ups and downs so far for the Dragons, who lost every contributor from a team that went to back-to-back 3A state finals in their first advance to 4A. Thanks in part to the addition of a major freshman, Creek is still in the prime of MSC racing and is eyeing a fifth straight winning season.