Head Coach Andy Weaver’s Plainfield Quakers boys basketball team received an early Christmas present last week. But that present wasn’t given to them, the Red Pride earned it all the way. The Quakers never trailed after jumping out to an early 7-0 advantage over visiting Terre Haute North and held off the Patriots down the stretch en route to a 68-66 victory.
Sophomore Nathan Mills led all scorers with 22 points while senior Max Kurkowski scored 8 of his 16 points in the final stanza including a perfect 6 of 6 from the free throw line. Sophomore Conner Brens scored 6 of his 13 points in the final quarter. Junior Keegan Motter scored only 2 points on the night but they came from the foul line in the final seconds to give the Quakers their second win of the season.
The Red Pride hope to build off that win when they host the Falcons of Perry Meridian tonight. Plainfield is playing the second game in a stretch that will have the Quakers playing at home until January 30th when they travel to Decatur Central and the final game before their Hendricks County Tournament opener against top 10 ranked Brownsburg at the Red Pride Gymnasium next week.
The Falcons are 5-2 this season for head coach Brent Keck and have won three straight including a 56-51 victory over Whiteland last Saturday. The Falcons are led by senior guard Dylan Winder who is averaging over 24 points per game and 12 rebounds per game. Winder is coming off a season high 33 point effort against the Warriors Saturday.
Join me and my broadcast partner Christopher Worley for all the action of Red Pride basketball on Audio Sports Online. The tipoff is set for 7:30 PM.