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Eagle fly-by

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com

There isn’t much history between the Connersville High School girls basketball team and its next opponent, Guerin Catholic, who comes to Spartan Bowl on Saturday.

Last season, the Lady Spartans traveled to play the Class 3A Golden Eagles, and came away with a 55-36 victory, CHS’ first win of the 2016-17 campaign. It was also the start of a streak in which Connersville won seven of 10 games.

Now, coming off a lopsided loss to Columbus East, Connersville comes into Saturday night’s game in hopes of kicking off another successful string.

Guerin comes into the contest with two wins on the season, one over 


Friday’s game


Game time: 7:30 p.m. at Brookville.

Coaches: Michael Thompson, 158-140 in 13th year at Connersville. Doug Robertson, 45-48 in 4th year at Franklin County, 103-139 in 11th year overall.

Sagarin ratings: Connersville, 61.74, 176th overall, 79th in Class 4A. Franklin County, 59.35, 195th overall, 56th in Class 3A.

Last outing: Connersville lost to Columbus East, 78-41. Franklin County lost to Greensburg, 66-35.

vs. Common foes: Connersville 2-4, Franklin County 2-4.

Opponents’ records: Connersville 154-138, Franklin County 155-138.

Series last 15 years: Connersville, 11-6.

Last meeting: Franklin County, 33-27, Jan. 13, 2017.


Saturday’s game


Game time: 6 p.m. at Spartan Bowl

Coach: Dave Roth, 9-31 in 2nd year at Guerin Catholic.

Sagarin rating: Guerin Catholic, 52.23, 245th overall, 71st in Class 3A.

Last outing: Guerin Catholic lost to Indianapolis Chatard, 68-48.

Opponents’ record: Guerin Catholic 127-121

Series last 15 years: Connersville, 1-0.

Last meeting: Connersville, 55-36, Nov. 16, 2016.

Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference 

2017-18 Standings

Conf. All-games Streak

Greensburg 5-0 14-3 Won 1

Lawrenceburg 4-0 16-1 Won 15

Batesville 2-0 8-9 Lost 1

East Central 2-1 11-7 Won 2

Rushville 2-3 7-11 Lost 1

South Dearborn 1-5 9-10 Lost 1

Franklin County 0-3 8-10 Lost 2

Connersville 0-4 7-10 Lost 1