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January 22, 2013

Local sports briefs: Jan. 22, 2013

Boys basketball week tips off tonight

Northwestern’s boys basketball team faces a busy schedule this week with games tonight, Friday and Saturday. Tonight, the Tigers (5-5) visit North Miami (1-11).

Also tonight, Taylor (4-10) hosts Sheridan (8-3). Sheridan, which is coached by former Tri-Central standout Cory Dunn, opened the season with six straight wins but has gone 2-3 since.

The following is this week’s area schedule. JV games start at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Today

Sheridan at Taylor

Northwestern at North Miami

Friday

Peru at Western

Carroll at Northwestern

Maconaquah at Cass

Hamilton Heights at Tipton

Attica at Clinton Central

6:30 — Kokomo at Anderson

Saturday

1 p.m. — Taylor at Madison-Grant

Northwestern at Sheridan

Harrison at Kokomo

Eastern at Tipton

Tri-Central at Manchester

Cass at Clinton Central

 

It’s penultimate week for girls regular season

The girls basketball regular season is entering the stretch drive, with games this week followed by the state tournament draw on Sunday, and then the final week of the regular season.

The following is this week’s area schedule. JV games start at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Today

Western at Tri-Central

Oak Hill at Eastern

Hamilton Heights at Tipton

Wednesday

Frankfort at Kokomo

Thursday

Peru at Taylor

Lafayette Jeff at Tipton

Friday

6:30 — Anderson at Kokomo

Saturday

Noon — Western at Maconaquah

1 p.m. — Northwestern at Eastern

1 p.m. — Rensselaer at Tipton

 

Western girls move into 3A rankings

Western’s girls basketball team moved into the Class 3A rankings this week, settling at No. 10 a week after beating No. 3 Benton Central. The BC girls fell a spot to second. Western (15-3) also has split a pair of games with new No. 2 Lebanon this season.

Eastern’s girls are ranked No. 8 in Class 2A, down a spot from last week.

On the boys side, Tipton held its No. 3 ranking in Class 2A following an overtime victory over Kokomo on Saturday. The Wildkats fell from the Class 4A rankings with that loss.

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