Montgomery County Indians and Lady Indians battle Bourbon County

MOCO Blue Crew Student Section (photo credit Mike Hanson)

By Lukas Witt (11 years old)

The Montgomery County Indians Boys’ Basketball team faced Region powerhouse Bourbon County Colonels at the Arena in an early season match up. This was a back and forth game most of the night, the Indians were headed to the locker room down 5 before Senior Trey Ishmael hit a buzzer beater to cut the lead to just 2 points. It took both teams some time to get things going coming out of the half. The Colonel went on a run midway through the 3rd quarter before the Indians fought their way back and made a run of their own. Caleb Webb came off the bench to give the Indians a lift and finished with 10 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals. Austin Eichenberger didn’t have a great night offensively finishing with only 6 points, but he made up for it with 3 rebounds, 2 steals and 4 assists. Rickey Lovette had a quite 17 points and 7 rebounds while the back court had dominate play from Hagan Harrison for the second straight game and finishing with 21 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals. The Indians came up short down the stretch falling 67-62 and will have to regroup for a back to back game 2 hours down the road against Trimble County. Keep an eye on the Indians as the season moves forward, they will end up surprising some people come tournament time.

The Montgomery County Lady Indians are very young team who start all underclassman except for their Center Savannah Parker who is a junior, 9/15 player on their roster are in middle school. All but one of their first six games was decided by 10 points or less, which proves this team has lots of potential. They have been able to battle back into each game so far this season but have fallen short in 5 of their first six games. Last night against Bourbon County Lady Colonels the Lady Indians fell at home 46-41 with some late game turnovers. Freshman Shaelynn Harris finished with 16 points and 5 rebounds, while 8th grader Allie Dillon finished with 14 points and 3 rebounds. 8th grade guard Hayden Barrier added 7 points and 7 rebounds. The Lady Indians look to snap a 5 game losing streak Friday as they travel to North Bullitt to take on Western Hills in the Wesbanco Bank Holiday Classic.

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