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December 13, 2013

Kokomo takes on unbeaten Muncie Central

Western-Eastern and NW-Taylor to stage boys-girls doubleheaders today.

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”They’re very well coached and they’ll be hungry. They’ve been obviously waiting for quite a while now to begin their season,” McCauley said. “They’ll be very good shooters, they’ll be very disciplined, and they’re strong and physical.”

WESTERN (2-1, 1-0 MIC) AT EASTERN (0-2, 0-0 MIC)

The Panthers visit the Comets tonight looking for a 2-0 conference start.

Western beat Eastern 50-48 last year to continue its domination of the rivalry series. The Panthers have won seven straight and 19 of the last 20 against the Comets.

Tonight is a girls-boys doubleheader. The girls game starts at 6 p.m. an pits the Class 3A No. 2-ranked Panthers (7-0, 3-0 MIC) vs. the Comets (1-6, 0-2).

* Western’s boys host Rossville (3-2) on Saturday. Eastern’s boys visit Southwood (1-1).

NW (0-3, 0-1 MIC)AT TAYLOR (1-1, 0-0 MIC)

The Purple Tigers visit the Titans tonight for their second of three games this week. Northwestern dropped an 80-71 decision to Frankfort on Tuesday. The Tigers host Mississinewa (0-2) on Saturday.

Taylor also has a double weekend ahead, with a road game against Caston (2-1) on Saturday.

Northwestern and Taylor split a pair of meetings last season. Overall, the Titans have won four of the last six meetings.

Tonight is a girls-boys doubleheader. Northwestern’s girls team is 2-6 overall and 1-2 in the MIC while Taylor is 2-5 and 1-1.

AROUND THE AREA TONIGHT

There is one other MIC boys game tonight: Hamilton Heights (2-1, 0-0) is at Cass (2-1, 0-0).

In the Hoosier Heartland Conference, Sheridan (1-1, 0-1) visits Clinton Central (2-2, 0-0).

In the big non-conference game of the night, Tri-Central (0-0) visits Tipton (2-1) for the delayed Pilgrim Cup. Normally played the night before Thanksgiving, the Tipton County clash was delayed this year by football. Both schools reached the state finals in football.

In other non-conference games tonight, Caston (2-1) is at Carroll (3-2); Maconaquah (1-1) visits Wabash (2-1); and Peru (0-2) visits Plymouth (2-2).

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