Class 4-A No. 3 New Albany (7-1) will face Lexington Dunbar (13-3) in the third annual basketball Challenge Cup on Saturday in Frankfort, Ky.
The event is organized by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association and the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches. Kentucky has won the two previous events, going 4-1 in 2013 and 3-2 last year.
This year’s schedule of one girls game and four boys games includes:
Columbus North – the defending Class 4-A girls state champion in Indiana) – vs. Franklin County at noon; Wood Memorial vs. Madison Southern at 2 p.m.; Jay County vs. Cooper, 4 p.m.; New Albany vs. Lexington Dunbar at 6; and Forest Park vs. Owen County at 8.
Providence seeking coaches for boys soccer, girls golf
Providence is looking for new head coaches for the boys soccer and girls golf teams for the 2016-17 fall seasons. Interested applicants should contact athletic director Mickey Golembeski at the high school.
Silver Creek’s Scarbrough named All-State in soccer
Silver Creek senior Olivia Scarbrough was named second team All-State by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association. Silver Creek’s Becca Elder was named to the third team.
Borden to play game in historic Hoosier Gym
Borden’s boys basketball team will face Eastern Greene in historic Hoosier Gym in Knightstown on Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. The court, which is not regulation length, is where the movie Hoosiers was filmed in 1986. The seating capacity for the gymnasium, which opened in 1921, is only 665.
Princeton’s Young nears scoring record
Princeton star Jackie Young, the favorite for Miss Basketball, is closing in on the Indiana state girls’ career scoring record.
Young, a Notre Dame recruit, scored 39 points on Wednesday as Class 3-A No. 1 Princeton beat Vincennes Lincoln 59-39. She has now scored 3,020 career points and moved within 65 of Wawasee’s Shanna Zolman, who finished with 3,085 in 2002.
Princeton, the defending 3-A state champion, still has seven regular-season games plus the state tournament remaining. Young, who has played in 97 career games, leads the state in scoring at 38.4 points per game. At that pace, she could break the record on Jan. 14 at Wood Memorial.
Young set the single-season scoring record with 1,003 points last year, breaking the mark set by former Charlestown star Abby Conklin (956 in 1993). Young’s best single-game mark is 57, set against Mt. Carmel (Ill.) in 2014. Tri’s Tena Potter holds that state record (75 against Morton Memorial in 1976).
Bedford North Lawrence’s Damon Bailey holds the boys career record with 3,134 points. Lewisville’s Marion Pierce (3,019 in 1961) and Fort Wayne Luers’ Deshaun Thomas (3,018 in 2010) are the only other Indiana high school players to score over 3,000 points.
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