News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 29, 2013

Today’s Vigo County boys basketball game

Craig Pearson
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Terre Haute North at Lebanon

The action — Terre Haute North opens its season with a trip to Lebanon to play the Tigers.

The time — Varsity tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m.

The airwaves — None locally.

The coaches —  Todd Woelfle is 75-49 in his sixth year at North. Albert Hendrix is 52-17 in his fourth year at Lebanon.

Probable starting lineups — For North, 5-8 junior C.J. Brown, 6-0 sophomore Keshaun Sandifer at guards, 5-11 junior Austin Kurashima, 6-6 junior Charlie Aimone and 6-3 sophomore Kobi Riley at forward.

For Lebanon, 6-5 senior Nick Starkey is the only returning starter. A 5-8 junior, Tre Hurst and 6-2 senior Noah Molter are likely contributors.

Key reserves — For North, 5-9 senior Austin Benson, 6-1 senior Mitchell Dennany, 6-0 junior Andrew Farmer, 5-11 junior Floyd Johnson, 5-11 junior Brian Stevens, 6-7 junior Jackson Wolaver, 6-2 sophomore Casius Bell, 6-2 sophomore Braxton Poore and 5-9 sophomore A.J. Smith.

Team leaders — Charlie Aimone has scored more varsity points than anyone on the North roster. Starkey is the Tigers’ top returnee.

Recent games — Lebanon is coming off a 60-37 loss at Hamilton Heights.

Last meeting — First meeting.   

Coaches’ quotes — Woefle on the matchup: “They’re a lot like us, they’re young and inexperienced, but they’ve been very successful the last four years, but [the Tigers] playing at home, we’re expecting a tough battle.”

“Being on the road in a tough environment, we’re looking to get after them on the defensive end. A key to the game will be taking care of the basketball and not turning it over. We’re going to go deep with our bench early in the year, and we’ll have a lot of guys playing junior varsity as well.”

 — Compiled by Craig Pearson