TERRE HAUTE —
Northview at Terre Haute South
The action — Northview’s Knights (0-1) visit Terre Haute North’s Patriots (1-1) in a game postponed by weather conditions on Friday.
The time — Varsity tipoff is approximately 7:30 p.m.
The airwaves — The game will be streamed on wabashvalleysports.com
The coaches — Clint Weddle is 8-16 in his second season at Northview. Todd Woelfle is 76-50 in his sixth season at North.
Probable starting lineups — For Northview: 6-0 senior Mark Underwood, 6-5 senior Ethan Whitson and 6-6 senior Jim Mace at forwards, 6-4 Christian Ellis and 5-11 junior Joe Ball at guards.
For North: 5-9 junior C.J. Brown at the point, 6-7 junior Jackson Wolaver at center and 6-6 junior Charlie Aimone, 6-0 sophomore Keshaun Sandifer and 5-11 junior Austin Kurashima at the other spots.
Key reserves — For Northview: 6-5 senior Daniel Kimball, 5-11 freshman Dylan Hyatt, 6-5 sophomore Hunter Ragan and 6-0 sophomore Quinton Hayes.
For North: 6-2 sophomore Casius Bell, 5-9 senior Austin Benson, 6-0 senior Mitchell Dennany, 6-0 junior Andrew Farmer, 6-2 sophomore Braxton Poore, 6-3 sophomore Kobi Riley, 5-8 sophomore A.J. Smith and 6-1 junior Brian Stevens.
Team leaders — Whitson scored 17 points in Northview’s only game so far. Sandifer has scored 13 and 21 points in North’s first two games while Kurashima and Aimone had 15 and 13 respectively on Saturday.
Recent games — Northview hasn’t played since a 69-55 loss to Vincennes on Nov. 26. North lost 53-40 at Lebanon on Nov. 29 and beat Robinson, Ill., 65-50 on Saturday.
Last meeting — North won 67-42 at Brazil last season.
Coaches’ quotes — Weddle on the Knights: “We’ve practiced very well and we’ve been very focused. We’re looking forward to getting a few more games under our belt.”
Woelfle on the Patriots: “I was very pleased with the way they responded [against Robinson]. We had a good week of practice, and that carried over into Saturday night’s game.”
Weddle on the Patriots: “I’m very impressed with the way they defend. It’s apparent they’ve got a couple kids who can put up good numbers on any given night.”
Woelfle on the Knights: “They’re big. The thing that jumps out at you about them is their sheer size. That will cause every one of their opponents to really think about how they’re going to prepare to play them.”
— Compiled by David Hughes and Andy Amey
South Vermillion at West Vigo
The action — South Vermillion’s Wildcats (0-1, 0-0) visit West Vigo’s Vikings (1-1, 0-1) in a Western Indiana Conference doubleheader.
The time — The varsity girls game is 6 p.m., with the boys game at approximately 7:30.
The airwaves — No broadcasts are scheduled.
The coaches — Michael Byrum is 9-36 in his third season at South Vermillion. Joe Boehler is 65-52 in his sixth season at West Vigo.
Probable starting lineups — For South Vermillion: 6-0 junior Jordan Branz, 5-11 senior Tristan Spivey and 6-1 sophomore Dru Strayer are the guards, with 6-2 junior Logan Waldrop and 6-1 senior Aaron Hines up front.
For West Vigo: 6-1 junior Braiden Cardinal, 6-6 freshman Austin Sappingfield and 6-1 junior Hayden Corenflos are up front with 5-9 junior Tyler Hayes and 5-10 junior Alec Blair in the backcourt.
Key reserves — For South Vermillion: 5-9 junior Dalton Bogetto. For West Vigo: 6-1 sophomore Hunter Voils, 6-1 junior Alex West, 6-2 junior Grant Daley, 5-7 junior Keagan McClain.
Team leaders — Branz and Waldrop were double-figure scorers in the Wildcats’ opener. The Vikings have been led in scoring by Corenflos and Cardinal in the first two games.
Recent games — South Vermillion hasn’t played since an 85-59 loss to Clay City on Nov. 27. West Vigo beat North Vermillion 46-45 that same night and lost 67-51 Saturday to Owen Valley in the Vikings’ conference opener.
Last meeting — West Vigo won 72-58 at South Vermillion last season.
Coaches’ quotes — Byrum on the Wildcats: “This is a big game for us … we need to see what improvements we’ve made since the Clay City game.”
Boehler on the Vikings: “We hope we can play a little bit better [than the Owen Valley game]. We’ve not concentrating on South Vermillion so much as we’re concentrating on ourselves.”
Byrum on the Vikings: “This is a WIC game and we want to get off to a good start in conference play. More importantly, this is also a rivalry game. South Vermillion is 4-21 over the last 20 years against West Vigo … my upperclassmen want to be the group that gets South Vermillion to having better success against West Vigo.”
Boehler on the Wildcats: “I think they have some really good guards. They have a lot of experience, guys that have been playing for several years.”
— Compiled by Craig Pearson and Andy Amey