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IPS sports roundup: Dec. 31-Jan. 5

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There was a lull during the transition from 2018 to 2019, including on my end. But a more normal winter sports schedule does happen to coincide with my more normal work schedule, so here we are. I don’t think any major narratives about these teams have shifted. We’re still looking at Shortridge girls and Crispus Attucks boys leading the way.

Girls Basketball

Crispus Attucks (3-11)

            • Did Not Play

This Week:

            • Jan. 7 — Crispus Attucks 46, Shortridge 36

            • Jan. 8 — at Heritage Christian, 7:30 p.m.

            • Jan. 12 — at Roncalli, 7:30 p.m.

I’m late with this week’s roundup, which is why “This Week” has a game that’s already been played. But major props to Attucks for beating Shortridge, which has easily been the most impressive IPS girls team this season.

Arsenal Tech (0-16)

            • Jan. 4 — Harrison (West Lafayette) 90, Arsenal Tech 3

This Week:

            • Jan. 7 — Scecina 40, Arsenal Tech 20

            • Jan. 12 — at Kokomo, 6 p.m.

Tech is running out of time to pick up a win. The Titans have five regular-season games left.

George Washington (2-10)

            • Jan. 1 — Manual 64, George Washington 46

This Week:

            • Jan. 7 — Covenant Christian 78, George Washington 20

            • Jan. 11 — at Shortridge, 5 p.m.

            • Jan. 12 — at Sheridan, noon

Here’s the deal with Washington: When the Continentals lose one game, they’re about to lose the next. So far this season they haven’t been able to stop the skid at a single loss.

Shortridge (8-7)

            • Jan. 3 — Arsenal Tech 60, Purdue Poly 11

This Week:

            • Crispus Attucks 46, Shortridge 36

            • Jan. 10 — at Central Christian, 6 p.m.

            • Jan. 11 — vs. George Washington, 5 p.m.

            • Jan. 12 — Pioneer Conference playoffs

Shortridge continues to set the bar for IPS girls, even with a loss to Attucks. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens against Washington on the 11th.

Boys Basketball

Crispus Attucks (10-3)

            • Jan. 4 — Crispus Attucks 95, Urbana (Illinois) 81

This Week:

            • No Games Scheduled

Attucks is off this week before starting the city tournament Jan. 14. The Tigers are heavy favorites in that tournament, and an entire week of rest and preparation shouldn’t do anything to hurt that.

Arsenal Tech (3-6)

            • Jan. 4 — Arsenal Tech 67, Harrison (West Lafayette) 53

This Week:

            • Jan. 8 — vs. Fishers, 7:30 p.m.

            • Jan. 11 — at Marion, 7:30 p.m.

After losing six in a row to start the season, Tech has ripped off three straight wins. The Titans’ two games this week are against quality opponents, but they’re not insurmountable.

George Washington (5-5)

            • Jan. 4 — Manual 82, George Washington 45

This Week:

            • Jan. 11 — at Shortridge, 7:30 p.m.

For the first time this season, Washington has lost two games in a row. Still, this is a team I’ll continue to tell people to pay attention to.

Shortridge (3-6)

            • Jan. 5 — Shortridge 59, Greenwood Christian 58

This Week:

            • Jan. 10 — at Central Christian, 7:30 p.m.

            • Jan. 11 — vs. George Washington, 7:30 p.m.

Shortridge still has a ways to go, but its one-point win over Greenwood Christian did end a four-game losing streak.

Contact staff writer Tyler Fenwick at 317-762-7853. Follow him on Twitter @Ty_Fenwick.

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