Girls Junior Varsity Basketball, Girls Varsity Basketball · Lady Stars pick up road and conference win

CRAWFORDSVILLE – Western Boone continued its dominance over Montgomery County girls basketball teams with a 40-31 road win over Crawfordsville.

The Stars, who move to 7-10 for the season and 2-2 in the Sagamore Conference, have won all but one of the Sugar Creek Classics in the 11-year history of the event, which means two wins over Montgomery County teams before Sagamore Conference games are even counted. In all, the win is the 54th-consecutive win by the Stars over the three Montomgery County teams.

It was a poor shooting night for both teams, but the Stars managed to find the range a few more times than the Athenians, who fall to 3-14 overall and 0-5 in the league.

A 10-0 run in the second quarter gave the visitors a small cushion and a 14-2 run from the end of the second into the third quarters gave the Stars what they needed to pick up the win.

Kara Brewer led the way for the Stars, as the senior, who averages 13 points a game, finished with 18. Hillary Reed had eight.

Rebounding was all WeBo, as the Stars owned a 43-26 advantage. Lauryn Florey, in only her third game back after an injury in soccer season, had nine rebounds to go with four points, and Tori Wilkinson had eight.

“Florey had surgery in September,” Alexander said of the senior, “and she has made an instant impact on this team. Wilkinson does what she does, night in and night out, and even with an off shooting night, Brewer is still our shooter. Our seniors have been through it all with us. They have a sectional championship, lost a sectional championship in the last minute. Their experience shows.”

The Athenians also struggled from the field, shooting 12-of-39 from the field. The Stars were 13-of 46 overall, 4-of-16 from long range and 10-of-16 from the line.

Crawfordsville had two players in double-figures. Shea Williamson had 12 points and leading scorer Lauren Kellerman was held six points under her 16 point average.

Western Boone is now 6-10, and have won two of three games since the new year.

They have six games remaining in the regular season, starting with a trip to Frankfort on Friday night.

“We are starting to come together,” Alexander said. “Give all the credit to these seniors. We shot the ball poorly, but we had a huge third quarter. When you can shoot that badly and still get a win, you know you have done other things well.”

Will Willems is the Sports Editor of the Lebanon Reporter and Zionsville Times Sentinel. Follow him on Twitter @Will_Willems.