Multiple Teams · 4th ranked Lady Bears open at Cowan on Tuesday

Fans will get their first look at the 4th ranked Lady Bears Tuesday night as they open the 2017-18 campaign on the road in a Mid-Eastern Conference game at Cowan.

MC, 24-3 and regional runner-ups a year ago, have great balance and did not lose a player from last year’s squad. Cowan is 0-1 this year after a 11-11 record a year ago.

The Lady Bears have as much balance as any team around. Speed helps with the press and one of the top defenses in the state. Shooting – well MC had five players hit 3-pointers in the Jamboree and there is a threat of even more weapons from outside. With the presence of a pair of 6-footers, MC can control the paint. The depth is greater than most teams and will offer Coach Leigh Ann Barga somewhere to turn when help is needed.

Senior Abigail McGrath will open the year 77 points away from 1,000 career points trying to become only the 4th Lady Bear to accomplish such a feat.


MC’s game with Union scheduled for Friday night will be rescheduled due to the football Regional being hosted by Monroe Central. No date has been set – keep an eye out as several events are being rescheduled.

Monroe Central (0-0) at Cowan (0-1)
GAME TIME: 7:30 PM Eastern.
COACHES: Leigh Ann Barga, 41-10 in 3rd year at Monroe Central. John Skinner, 34-74 in 6th year at Cowan.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Monroe Central, 77.53, 71st overall, 4th in Class 2A. Cowan, 45.17, 296th overall, 53rd in Class 1A.
LAST OUTING: Cowan lost to Northeastern, 41-27.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Monroe Central 0-0, Cowan 1-1.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Monroe Central, 15-1.
LAST MEETING: Monroe Central, 55-20, Nov. 8, 2016.


NOV. 6
1. Oak Hill (1-0)
vs. Marion (2-0) Tuesday
at Northfield (0-0) Friday
2. Eastern (Pekin) (1-0)
vs. North Harrison (0-0) Friday
vs. Southwestern (Hanover) (2-2) Saturday
3. South Ripley (2-0)
at Lawrenceburg (1-0) Friday
at Jac-Cen-Del (0-1) Saturday
4. Monroe Central (0-0)
at Cowan (0-1) Tuesday
at Union (Modoc) (0-1) Friday
5. Triton Central (2-0)
at Park Tudor (0-1) Friday
vs. Eastern Hancock (0-1) Saturday
6. Central Noble (0-0)
vs. Whitko (0-1) Tuesday
at Prairie Heights (0-1) Saturday
7. Providence (0-0)
at Lanesville (0-1) Tuesday
vs. Indiana Deaf (0-0) in Corydon Central Tournament Saturday
vs. Tell City (0-1) in Corydon Central Tournament Saturday
8. Evansville Mater Dei (0-0)
at Boonville (0-0) Saturday
9. Covenant Christian (0-0)
vs. Avon (1-0) Tuesday
at Cascade (0-0) Saturday
10. Paoli (1-0)
at Northeast Dubois (0-1) Thursday
at Brownstown Central (1-0) Saturday
11. Tipton (1-0)
vs. Tri-Central (0-3) Thursday
vs. Madison-Grant (0-0) Saturday
12. Cascade (0-0)
vs. Indian Creek (0-2) Tuesday
vs. Covenant Christian (0-0) Saturday
13. Whitko (0-1)
at Central Noble (0-0) Tuesday
vs. Columbia City (0-1) Friday
at Churubusco (0-0) Saturday
14. Lafayette Central Catholic (0-0)
idle for the week
14. South Adams (0-0)
at Norwell (0-0) Friday
vs. Blackford (0-2) Saturday
16. Western Boone (0-0)
vs. Lafayette Jeff (1-0) Tuesday
at Lawrence Central (0-1) Saturday
16. North Knox (1-1)
at Northeast Dubois (0-1) Tuesday
vs. Linton-Stockton (0-0) Thursday
vs. Evansville Reitz (0-3) Saturday
18. North Judson (2-0)
at Hebron (0-1) Thursday
at Portage (1-0) Saturday
18. Crawford County (0-1)
at Salem (0-1) Tuesday
vs. South Spencer (0-1) Friday
20. Hammond Noll (0-0)
vs. Highland (0-1) Tuesday
vs. Merrillville (0-1) Friday
20. Alexandria (0-0)
at Delta (1-0) Tuesday
20. Winchester (1-0)
at Yorktown (0-0) Tuesday
vs. Elwood (0-2) Wednesday
at Knightstown (0-0) Friday