Brian Eaton, who was the starting first baseman on McCutcheon’s 1999 state baseball championship team, will serve as the Mavericks’ interim baseball coach for the 2016 season, according to athletic director Ryan Walden.
Eaton was a two-year varsity letterwinner under Jake Burton, who resigned last month. Eaton served as a junior varsity assistant at McCutcheon in 2001 and 2002. He served as the junior varsity head coach from 2004 to 2011 before moving up to varsity assistant the past three seasons.
McCutcheon will post the job opening for a permanent head coach in May. A committee will interview candidates with the goal of taking a recommendation to the Tippecanoe School Corporation board in July.
North Montgomery 58
Southmont 52 (OT)
The Chargers (2-1) went to Caleb Randolph early and often against their county rival, and he made the move pay off with a game-high 32 points.
Randolph was 12 of 25 from the field. He also contributed six rebounds and four steals.
Three free throws by Baylee Adams in overtime extended a one-point North Montgomery lead.
Camden Chadd had 19 points to lead Southmont (2-1). Jacob Budd scored 11 points and Kaleb Swick pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds.
Brayton Jellison had 28 points and 20 rebounds, and Eli Douglass added 11 points to lead the Comets (2-2)
Caston made 22 of 29 free throws to help erase a 26-22 halftime deficit.
Blaine Walters led the Oracles (0-2) with 20 points.
Jared Warren had 20 points to lead four players in double figures for the Hornets (2-1).
Enrique Rangel scored 19 for Rossville, which led by 11 points going to the fourth quarter. Backcourt mate Grant Mohler had 14 points and center Christian Howard put up 12.
Ben Cook shared game-high scoring honors with 20 points for Tri-County (2-1). Blake Justice and Nate Patton added 15 and 12 points, respectively.
Kankakee Valley 41
Landon Balch’s double-double performance of 18 points and 12 rebounds helped the Bombers win their first game.
Jaylen Gilbert also had a strong night with 17 points and eight rebounds. Luke Brandon pulled down 11 boards to go with eight points.
South Newton 48
Skylar Sanders and Jet Hammel scored 18 and 16 points, respectively, for the Rebels, who pulled away in the fourth quarter to win their opener.
Borden Kennedy’s 14 points led Seeger (1-1).
Fountain Central 27
Tyler Starkey had nine points for Fountain Central (1-3), which was held to 21 percent shooting from the field.