Girls Varsity Basketball · 3rd ranked Lady Bears begin 2nd season Tuesday night

The 2nd season tips off tomorrow and the 3rd ranked Monroe Central Lady Bears will take on neighboring rival Wapahani at 7:30 p.m. in the Frankton Sectional.

Neighboring rivals Frankton and Lapel open sectional play at 6 p.m.

The fan bus for the game will leave Monroe Central at 5:45 p.m.

The Lady Bears, who posted the best regular season record in the state, start the long way thru the sectional for the 2nd year in a row, needing 3 wins to cut down the nets and advance to the regional. MC also made it into honorable mention in the IBCA poll which puts all classes together.

Everyone is 0-0 starting Tuesday with everyone trying to stay alive and play another day.

It is the 2nd year in a row that Sectional 40 has 5 of the 6 teams with winning records. The 6 teams have a combined record of 87-47, a winning percentage of .649, and once again proving to be one of the toughest tournaments in the state.

The game will be on the Monroe Central NFHS Broadcast network. Go to and search Monroe Central.

Lapel (12-10) at Frankton (18-5)
GAME TIME: 6:00 PM Eastern.
COACHES: John Willis, 30-16 in 2nd year at Lapel. Stephan Hamaker, 111-56 in 7th year at Frankton.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Frankton, 70.68, 111th overall, 12th in Class 2A. Lapel, 65.11, 153rd overall, 22nd in Class 2A.
LAST OUTING: Lapel defeated Wapahani, 46-36. Frankton defeated Mississinewa, 69-32.
VS. COMMON FOES: Lapel 7-4, Frankton 9-4.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Lapel 267-222, Frankton 267-243.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Tied, 12-12.
LAST MEETING: Frankton, 57-54, Jan. 5, 2018.
Wapahani (14-8) vs. Monroe Central (23-0)
GAME TIME: 7:30 PM Eastern.
COACHES: Brad Cutter, 48-24 in 3rd year at Wapahani. Leigh Ann Barga, 64-10 in 3rd year at Monroe Central.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Monroe Central, 79.09, 66th overall, 6th in Class 2A. Wapahani, 57.53, 212th overall, 46th in Class 2A.
LAST OUTING: Wapahani defeated Shenandoah, 49-40. Monroe Central defeated Randolph Southern, 59-28.
VS. COMMON FOES: Wapahani 10-6, Monroe Central 17-0.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Wapahani 245-234, Monroe Central 265-239.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Tied, 8-8.
LAST MEETING: Monroe Central, 53-21, Jan. 17, 2018.
Sect Class Overall
Monroe Central 3-  0 11-  0 23-  0
Sheridan 2-  0 5-  3 13-  8
Frankton 4-  1 10-  4 18-  5
Lapel 2-  4 8-  5 12-10
Wapahani 0-  3 5-  4 14-  8
Elwood 0-  3 2-  8 7-16