Girls Varsity Basketball · Lady Stars cap regular season with win

LINDEN — History repeated itself for Western Boone in a 53-29 girls basketball win over North Montgomery Friday.

The Stars got off to a good start and stretched the lead over the Chargers to pick up the win and move to 9-14 on the season and 4-3 in the conference, while North falls to 9-13 overall and 2-5 in the Sagamore Conference.

The history part is that the Stars picked up their 55th consecutive win over Montgomery County teams.

“We were not physical enough at all,” North coach Ryan Nuppnau said. “We got pushed around in the post all night.”

The Stars were a presence inside, as exactly half of their 58 rebounds were on the offensive end and they finished with 19 second-chance points.

“We needed a solid win,” Stars coach Megan Alexander said. “We hit our all-time low (Tuesday) at Rossville in the first half, and then in the second, our seniors got that look back in their eyes. We played loose, but we played well loose. We were very competitive tonight.”

The Chargers got the deficit down to eight points late in the second quarter, but the visitors put a quick end to the threat with three to end the half and then added an 11-2 run through the third.

The Stars were led by Kara Brewer with 21 points, eight over her season average. Tori Wilkinson scored six of her eight points and grabbed eight of her 10 rebounds in the second half.

“Tori sets the toughness tone for us,” Alexander said. “She is a relentless rebounder and her points are an added bonus. We are so glad to have Brewer back at full strength at the end of the season after her leg injury. I just love these girls. They are like sisters to each other and like a family.”

The Chargers were led in scoring by Grace McClaskey with nine points. Lydia Dugard had six rebounds. The Chargers were 11-of-50 from the field, 3-of-17 from long range and 4-of-12 from the line. They had 34 rebounds.

The Stars were 20-of-59 from the floor, 4-of-17 from deep and 9-of-15 from the line. They had 58 rebounds.

Both teams head to sectional play next week.

The Stars are hosting their own 2A sectional, and will play Park Tudor next Friday.

“Sagamore games and our non-conference schedule has given us a real chance to be ready for the tournament,” Alexander said. “We know we will see more zone defenses in 2A. I’m glad we have a healthy team.”

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