Multiple Teams · 3rd ranked Lady Bears host Northeastern in home opener tonight


It’s been a week since Monroe Central’s girls have played after winning their first two games by a combined 95 points.

Tonight they play their first home game of the year against an up and coming team from Northeastern, whom MC beat by 50 a year ago.

This could be the Lady Bears first test of the year and they need it before playing host to 8th ranked Winchester in 11 days. Northeastern recently defeated 2016-17 state finalist Union City by 27.

JV tips off at 6 p.m.

Northeastern (2-3) at Monroe Central (2-0)
GAME TIME: 6:00 PM Eastern.
COACHES: Princess Darnell, 8-42 in 3rd year at Northeastern. Leigh Ann Barga, 43-10 in 3rd year at Monroe Central.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Monroe Central, 78.79, 62nd overall, 6th in Class 2A. Northeastern, 58.56, 205th overall, 43rd in Class 2A.
LAST OUTING: Northeastern defeated Union City, 55-28. Monroe Central defeated Wes-Del, 64-19.
VS. COMMON FOES: Northeastern 1-0, Monroe Central 1-0.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Northeastern 14-11, Monroe Central 1-9.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Monroe Central, 16-6.
LAST MEETING: Monroe Central, 79-29, Nov. 22, 2016.
CLASS 2A
NOV. 20
1. Oak Hill (5-0)
vs. Southwood (2-1) Tuesday
at Manchester (3-4) Saturday
2. Eastern (Pekin) (4-1)
at New Albany (4-1) Wednesday
at Salem (4-1) Saturday
3. Monroe Central (2-0)
vs. Northeastern (2-3) Tuesday
3. Triton Central (6-0)
at Morristown (2-3) Wednesday
5. South Ripley (4-1)
idle for the week
5. Central Noble (5-0)
vs. Lakeland (2-3) Tuesday
7. North Judson (5-0)
vs. Knox (3-1) Wednesday
vs. Kouts (2-4) Saturday
8. Winchester (6-0)
vs. Hagerstown (4-1) Wednesday
9. Evansville Mater Dei (2-2)
idle for the week
10. Tipton (4-1)
at Eastern (Greentown) (4-1) Tuesday