The Hendricks County boys basketball tournament tips off tonight at Avon High School. While the temperatures may be freezing outside, the two teams that begin the tournament hope to bounce back after losses in their last outing with some hot shooting on the court. The Brownsburg Bulldogs begin the tournament with a record of 8-3 after suffering a 65-54 loss to the Pike Red Devils on Saturday. The Bulldogs dropped from 9th to 12th in the latest AP poll as a result and will look to regain some momentum heading into the second half of their schedule leading in to sectionals. The Bulldogs stayed close with the Red Devils most of the night as K.J. Walton led all scorers with 26 points including 6 of 8 from the free throw line. But Pike managed to pull away late in the game led by Jeff White and Durante Lee’s 14 points apiece and all around contributions by four other Red Devils who scored at least 7 points each. The Plainfield Quakers enter tonight’s game with a record of 2-7 after a 75-63 loss back on December 30th to Perry Meridian. The Quakers were led by sophomore sensation Nathan Mills’ 24 points and junior forward Max Kurkowski had 16 in the losing effort as Plainfield could not overcome a sluggish start to begin the second half against the Falcons. Tonight’s game is the first of two meetings between these two schools and features a pair of dynamic players in the Quakers Mills and the Bulldogs Walton that should prove to be quite a show. You can catch all the action between the Bulldogs and Quakers tonight when Christopher Worley joins me for the pregame show at 5:50 PM on 1610 AM XRB in Brownsburg and Audio Sports Online followed by the tipoff at 6:00 PM.
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