Boys basketball set for another great year

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          At 15-0, the Warriors Boys’ Basketball team is again ranked the no. 1 team in the state for the second straight year. So far this season, the Warriors have proven why they are a top contender to win it all.

         “Being undefeated and no. 1 in the state is a remarkable feeling, but it's humbling,” said senior Jaylen Moore. 

         Going into the season, the Warriors were not among the top 10 teams in the state, but they have proved to be one of the most dominant teams on both ends of the floor. The Warriors were crowned Champions of the Marion County tournament, after winning huge games against Pike, Lawrence North and Lawrence Central. Afterwards, they took on the defending state champions and rivals, Ben Davis, and beat them for the second time this season 55-43.

         The Warriors also hold big wins over no. 9 Hamilton Southeastern and no. 3 Cathedral.

Defense has helped the Warriors on their winning streak and has allowed only four teams to score more than 50 points against them. They have an average margin of victory near 15 points.

         Juniors Jesse Bingham and David Bell both are currently averaging 12.4 points per game, leading the team in scoring. Senior Guards Dean Tate and Antwaan Cushingberry have also been key factors averaging nearly 10 points per game.

         “We’ve worked hard for all of the accolades and achievements. We’ve earned the right to be in the position we’re in,” said Bingham.

         The remaining schedule for the Warriors will be tough to stay unbeaten. They have a huge road matchup against undefeated Zionsville, as well as conference games against Pike, Carmel and Center Grove to end out the season.