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The three county boys basketball teams hit the road Friday to face tough challenges on the hardwood. The Pirates are the lone team coming back with a game on Saturday as head coach Stacy Meyer and his troops host EIAC foe Franklin County on Saturday.

Greensburg travels to Jennings County on Friday for a big battle with the Panthers.

Jennings County is coming off a weekend in which the Panthers defeated Shelbyville before falling to state ranked Connersville.

Luke Inman had 21 points in the win over Shelbyville. Kellen Begeman tallied a double-double with 14 points and 13 boards in the win. Brock Hurtle scored 11 points and dished out five assists.

Begeman came back with nice night on Saturday with 10 points and 11 rebounds for his back-to-back double-double. Zach Fields chipped in with 15 points and seven rebounds in the Panthers’ loss to the Spartans.

The Pirates look to shrug off a tough loss at East Central last week and get back on track this weekend.

After Friday’s action at Jennings County, the Pirates host Franklin County on Saturday.

The Wildcats are still searching for their first win and have had to fight injury and illness to this point in the season. Two players to watch are Mitch Grider, who had 15 points (three triples) in a loss to South Dearborn and K.J. Heyward, who is a big body in the paint and hit 11-of-14 free throws in the Wildcats loss to Rushville.

South Decatur travel to a very difficult place to get a win—South Ripley. The Raiders always seem to play well on the home floor.

The Raiders handed Shawe Memorial its first loss of the year last week and are currently 3-2 on the season. Their two losses came from 4-1 Jac-Cen-Del and 4-1 East Central.

South is coming off a nice win over visiting Milan by the score of 79-72.

The 3-2 Cougars had three players in double figures in the win, led by Ben Wilkerson with 21 points. Tyler Mote chipped in with 16 points and John Evans added 12 points.

North Decatur hits the road Friday for a Mid-Hoosier Conference clash with the Waldron Mohawks.

The Chargers picked up their first conference win last week and are 3-2 on the year. In Saturday’s win over Edinburgh, Neal Ploeger had 19 points followed by PJ Metz with 18.

Waldron is a much improved team. The Mohawks have won two of their last three games including an overtime win over Union County last week.

Batesville is off until Saturday when the No. 3 Bulldogs face East Central in a big EIAC match-up.

Last weekend, Alex Grimsley led the Bulldogs with 57 points and 18 rebounds in wins over Milan and Lawrenceburg. Sophomore Colt Ryan dished out 10 assists in the win over Lawrenceburg.



FRIDAY

Greensburg (3-2) at Jennings County (4-2)

Game time: 8 p.m.

Coaches: Stacy Meyer, 3-2 in first year at Greensburg. George Grubbs, 73-65 in seventh year at Jennings County.

Last game: Greensburg lost to East Central, 66-38. Jennings County lost to Connersville, 55-37.

Last time faced: Jennings County, 61-50.

Series last 10 years: Jennings County, 7-3.



North Decatur (3-2) at Waldron (2-4)

Game time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Kyle Nobbe, 44-29 in fourth year at North. Jason Gorrell, 9-37 in third year at Waldron.

Last game: North defeated Edinburgh, 57-39. Waldron defeated Union County, 68-64, overtime.

Last time faced: North, 68-37.

Series last 10 years: North, 7-3.



South Decatur (3-2) at South Ripley (3-2)

Game time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Tom Black, 3-2 in first year at South. Scott Holdsworth, 67-50 in sixth year at South Ripley.

Last game: South defeated Milan, 79-72. South Ripley defeated Shawe Memorial, 57-45.

Last time faced: South Ripley, 52-39.

Series last 10 years: South Ripley, 10-0.



SATURDAY

Franklin County (0-3) at Greensburg (3-2)

Game time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Josh Johnson, 29-37 in fourth year at Franklin County. Stacy Meyer, 3-2 in first year at Greensburg.

Last game: Franklin County lost to South Dearborn, 44-36. Greensburg lost to East Central, 66-38.

Last time faced: Greensburg, 39-38.

Series last 10 years: Greensburg, 16-7.



East Central (4-1) at Batesville (4-0)

Game time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: David Disbro, 108-51 in eighth year at East Central. Mel Siefert, 220-90 in 14th year at Batesville.

Last game: East Central defeated Lawrenceburg, 54-28. Batesville defeated Milan, 83-36.

Last time faced: Batesville, 54-45.

Series last 10 years: East Central, 12-10.

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