Sparkplugs News · ICC opener is also a rivalry game

The girls basketball teams will travel to Cardinal Ritter on Friday November 13th.   For both teams, it’s the ICC opener.

Last season, the varsity girls played two tight games with the Raiders, falling just short on both occasions.   The most recent contest was in the 3A sectional at Washington where the Sparkplugs fell 57-50 in a game that wasn’t decided until the last minute of play.

Both teams earned opening night wins last week and both teams picked up those wins over a common opponent.   Speedway’s varsity defeated Southport, 44-33 on Thursday night and Ritter followed up Saturday with a 60-44 win at a neutral site.     Wednesday night, the Raiders lost a road contest with 3A Lebanon, 47-36.

Friday night’s matchup will be a key one in the ICC race.   Both teams are expected to contend for an Indiana Crossroads Conference crown as defending conference champ Triton Central rebuilds after losing their top three scorers.