Montgomery earns honor for stellar performance

From Herald Staff Reports

After his record-setting performance against Perry Central last week, Southridge freshman boys basketball player Colson Montgomery was named the District 3 IBCA/Subway Player of the Week.


Montgomery averaged 30 points throughout the two games he played in last week, scoring a school-record 39 points in the victory against the Commodores which broke Danny O’Brien’s 38-point record that had stood since 1973. He also added 10 rebounds in the win.

The freshman guard/forward also led the Raiders in scoring with 21 points and five rebounds in the Raiders 69-54 loss to Forest Park at Hoosier Gym in Knightstown on Saturday. In both games combined, Montgomery was 21-of-46 from the field, 4-of-13 from the three-point line and 14-of-17 from the charity stripe.

Montgomery is currently the second leading scorer among area boys teams at 18.8 points per game and has scored in double-figures in all 15 games.

After starting the season as a combination of a shooting guard/small forward, Montgomery has shifted to run more plays for the Raiders at the point guard position as junior Joe LaGrange has shifted to his more traditional role at the two-guard spot.

This is the tenth season for the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Week program and the sixth season it is presented by Subway Restaurants of Indiana, a banner sponsor of the IBCA.

Jeep boys take home first place

The Northeast Dubois boys swim team hustled past Southridge and Forest Park for a first place team finish at yesterday’s three-team boys invite in Huntingburg.


The Jeeps placed first with 91 points while Southridge (66) was second and Forest Park (14) came in third.

For Northeast Dubois, first place finishes went to Alex Bauer (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle) and Trenton Harrison (500 freestyle, 100 backstroke).

The Raiders had several first place finishes as well coming from Logan Hunter (200 freestyle), Logan Welp (100 breaststroke) as well as the 200 medley relay team (Welp, Hunter, Owen Roy, Alex Biehl) and 400 freestyle relay team (Hunter, Welp, Roy, Biehl).

Forest Park had just one lone swimmer but he came home with two first place finishes.

Ben Kluesner placed first in both the 200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly for the Rangers.

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