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Photo by B.J. HARGIS: James Roberts is shown jumping center for North Central in a boys basketball game earlier this season. The Thunderbirds will host Riverton Parke today

Sullivan (14-5) at Indian Creek (11-9)
GAME TIME: 6:30 p.m. today.
COACHES: Julie Meeks, 204-187 in 17th year at Sullivan, 242-245 in 22nd year overall. Brian Ferris, 36-30 in 3rd year at Indian Creek.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Sullivan, 67.12, 136th overall, 44th in 3A. Indian
Creek, 66.56, 138th overall, 45th in 3A.
LAST OUTING: Sullivan defeated North Knox, 45-34. Indian Creek lost to Greenfield-Central, 49-47, OT.
VS. COMMON FOES: Sullivan 1-1; Indian Creek 2-0.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Sullivan 192-160. Indian Creek 218-170.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Indian Creek, 1-0.
LAST MEETING: Indian Creek, 56-49, Jan. 20, 2017.
PREDICTION: Indian Creek, 52-49.

North Vermillion (15-4) at North Central  (13-6)
GAME TIME: 6 p.m. Saturday,
COACHES: Mark Switzer, 60-37 in 4th year at North Vermillion. Joey
Davidson, 60-58 in 5th year at North Central.
SAGARIN RATINGS: North Central, 61.62, 170th overall, 14th in 1A.
North Vermillion, 52.52, 233rd overall, 32nd in 1A.
LAST OUTING: North Vermillion lost to South Vermillion, 42-38. North Central defeated Riverton Parke, 88-49.
VS. COMMON FOES: North Vermillion 2-1; North Central 3-0.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: North Vermillion 118-148. North Central 158-173.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Tied, 7-7.
LAST MEETING: North Central, 71-45, Jan. 20, 2018.
PREDICTION: North Central, 55-43.

Martinsville (Ill.) at Dugger Union (5-12)
GAME TIME: 9:30 a.m. Saturday
COACHES: Sam Sarvis, 5-12 in 1st year at Dugger.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Dugger, 22.28, 368th overall.
LAST OUTING: Dugger lost to Clay City 67-37.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Dugger 87-130.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Dugger, 1-0.
LAST MEETING: Dugger, 45-26, Feb. 7, 2014.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Riverton Parke (7-7) at North Central (5-5)
GAME TIME: 6 p.m. today.
COACHES: Mitch Simmons, 38-74 in 5th year at Riverton Parke. Vance Edmondson, 10-23 in 2nd year at North Central, 111-117 in 10th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: North Central, 54.73, 283rd overall, 35th in 1A. Riverton Parke, 50.36, 321st overall, 83rd in 2A.
LAST OUTING: Riverton Parke defeated Southmont, 70-65, 2OT. North Central lost to North Knox, 61-57.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Riverton Parke 69-116. North Central 47-66.
SERIES LAST 35 YEARS: North Central, 16-14.
LAST MEETING: Riverton Parke, 57-46, Jan. 18, 2019.
PREDICTION: North Central, 59-50.

North Vermillion (2-13) at North Central (5-5)
GAME TIME: 8 p.m. Saturday.
COACHES: Cody Wright, 2-13 in 1st year at North Vermillion. Vance Edmondson, 10-23 in 2nd year at North Central, 111-116 in 10th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: North Central, 54.73, 283rd overall, 35th in 1A. North Vermillion, 28.79, 402nd overall, 90th in 1A.
LAST OUTING: North Vermillion lost to Schlarman (Ill.), 70-46. North Central lost to North Knox, 61-57.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: North Vermillion 43-71. North Central 47-66.
SERIES LAST 35 YEARS: North Vermillion, 10-8.
LAST MEETING: North Vermillion, 58-39, Jan. 23, 2019.
PREDICTION: North Central, 67-34.

White River Valley (5-6) at Sullivan (12-2)
GAME TIME: 6 p.m. Saturday.
COACHES: James Floyd, 13-22 in 2nd year at White River Valley. Jeff Moore, 437-263 in 30th year at Sullivan.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Sullivan, 74.53, 100th overall, 26th in 3A. White River Valley, 54.6, 285th overall, 37th in 1A.
LAST OUTING: White River Valley defeated Pike Central, 48-23. Sullivan defeated Vincennes Lincoln, 73-62, OT.
VS. COMMON FOES: White River Valley 1-2; Sullivan 3-0.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: White River Valley 61-72. Sullivan 78-96.
SERIES LAST 35 YEARS: Sullivan, 9-3.
LAST MEETING: White River Valley, 64-52, Jan. 19, 2019.
PREDICTION: Sullivan, 62-39.

Dugger Union (3-12) at Evansville Christian (4-9)
GAME TIME: 2 p.m. Saturday
COACHES: Greg Kinnaman, 12-25 in 2nd year at Dugger Union. Aaron Thompson, 5-25 in 2nd year at Christian.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Christian, 41.17, 366th overall, 67th in 1A. Dugger Union, 20.31, 405th overall,
LAST OUTING: Dugger Union lost to Hutsonville-Palestine, Illinois 70-54. Christian lost to Webster County (Ky.), 85-52.
VS. COMMON FOES: Dugger Union 0-5; Christian 3-2.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Dugger Union 61-109. Christian 55-70.
SERIES LAST 35 YEARS: Dugger Union, 2-1.
LAST MEETING: Evansville Christian, 63-37, Dec. 6, 2019.
PREDICTION: Christian, 68-40.




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