2013-14 Boys Basketball Season Wrap-ups
Saturday, March 15, 2014 4:58 AM
Final Record: 14-14
Highest Moment: The Panthers capped a strong weekend with a 42-39 win over Owen County in the All "A" Classic Eighth Region championship. It was Carroll's first title since 2005 and advance the Panthers to the small school state finals.
Lowest Moment: Carroll fell to Eminence for the second time in a week, this time 71-65 in the opening round of the 31st District Tournament.
Outlook: The Panthers graduate five of their top six scorers and will put a young team on the court next season. How quickly that group comes together will determine the team's success.
Final Record: 14-6
Highest Moment: Nick Macon scored 34 points and Landon Perry had 27 as the Cubs stunned No. 1 Greensburg 89-87 in overtime on the road. Madison trailed by 21 early in the third quarter before rallying for the win.
Lowest Moment: Madison led 13-2 early but ended up falling 55-51 to eventual sectional champion Silver Creek in the opening round of the tourney. The Cubs, once 13-3, ended the season with losses in three of their last four games.
Outlook: The Cubs graduate three starters but the cupboard is hardly bare. Macon and fellow starter Kyle Tucker return and a veteran and successful junior varsity is ready to step up. Madison could be every bit as good next season as it was this year.
Final Record: 1-20
Highest Moment: Shawe trailed at halftime but rallied to beat Southwestern 53-35 in its second game of the season. It proved to be the Hilltoppers' lone win.
Lowest Moment: Rock Creek dominated Shawe in every way in an 89-41 win on Feb. 21. It was the most points and biggest margin the Hilltoppers allowed all season.
Outlook: Although Shawe went 1-20, it returns virtually every player on its roster including all five starters. If the Hilltoppers improve over the summer, they could be a major surprise next season.
Final Record: 1-21
Highest Moment: Southwestern pulls away in the second half to beat Cannelton 71-51 on Feb. 25. It was the Rebels' lone win of the season and ended a 25-game losing streak dating back to last season.
Lowest Moment: Clarksville, then ranked No. 2 in Class 2A, rolled to a 103-37 win in Hanover on Feb. 1. The 66-point loss was the Rebels' biggest of the season.
Outlook: Southwestern returns three of its top four starters and should be better next season. But it could still be a long season in Hanover.
Final Record: 18-4
Highest Moment: The Pacers pull away in the second half to beat Jac-Cen-Del 50-39 on the road and finish undefeated in the Ohio River Valley Conference. It was just the fourth title in school history and first outright crown since 1994.
Lowest Moment: Milan jumped out to a big lead and never looked back in a 67-62 win in the sectional semifinals. The Pacers tied the school record for wins and set a new mark for winning percentage, but failed to win the sectional.
Outlook: It will be a different team that takes the floor next season particularly with two-time Madison Courier Player of the Year Austin Clark graduating. The Pacers may be down a bit, but a young and talented junior varsity could pick them up quickly.
Final Record: 11-15
Highest Moment: Trimble County beats Eminence 73-56 on Feb. 13 to climb above .500 for the only time all season. The Raiders opened the season with five-straight losses but rallied to win 11 of their next 17.
Lowest Moment: The Raiders close the season with four-straight losses, culminating in an 88-60 loss to South Oldham in the opening round of the 29th District tournament.
Outlook: Transfers and suspensions submarined what could have been a good season in Bedford but the Raiders have plenty to build around. A young, talented core could have Trimble in the hunt for an All "A" title next winter.