The Boys’ Varsity basketball team was very busy over break as they had 3 regular season games and the Sugar Creek Classic. The Stars opened the break with a convincing 70-47 win over the Bulldogs of Clinton Central. The Stars jumped out to a 23-7 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. The Stars had a balanced scoring attack led by Cortez Stoudemire’s 14 points. Adam Pratt and Spencer Wright had 10 points each with Wright also adding 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Peyton Young dished out 6 assists in the win.
The Stars finally got to play at home as they hosted Covington. The Stars jumped out early and the defense was able to stifle a Covington run to win 71-66. Lucas Morton and Wright led the team with 21 points each with Wright adding 9 rebounds and 5 steals. Stoudemire added 17 points and 7 rebounds. Young was again, the assist man with 7.
The Stars hosted Lafayette Harrison Friday after Christmas and lost 48-56. The Stars fell behind in the first quarter 16-4 but battled back to get within 4 but couldn’t get over the hump as they outscored the Raiders 44-40 over the next 3 periods. Wright once again led the Stars with 13.
The Sugar Creek Classic took place this past weekend and the Stars advanced to the championship game by defeating Southmont for the second time this year 59-42. The score was tied at halftime 22-22 but the Star defense held the Mounties to only 5 points in the third quarter on their way to advancing. Morton led the Stars with 22 points followed by Wright’s 18 points and 6 rebounds. Young and Patrick Shallenberger pulled down 6 rebounds each.
In an exciting championship game, Crawfordsville pulled out to an early lead but the Stars battled back to make it a one possession game. The Stars couldn’t get the shots to fall in the closing minutes and lost 53-58 as the Athenians were able to close it out by hitting their free throws. Congratulations to Patrick Shallenberger and Cortez Stoudemire as they both made the All-Tourney team. Shallenberger had his best game of the year scoring 17 points and grabbing 8 rebounds. Stoudemire led the Stars with 20 points.
The Stars will host Frankfort this Friday in a boy/girl conference doubleheader. Girls tip off at 6:00 pm with the boys to follow at 7:30 pm.