BNL, top-ranked in Class 4-A,
will face 3-A No.1 Princeton
in battle of state superpowers
By Justin Sokeland
Who is No.1? Two undefeated teams that claim the status, and deserve it, will collide on Friday night.
Bedford North Lawrence, the two-time defending Class 4-A state champion, will face its greatest challenge so far this season when the Stars welcome Class 3-A No.1 Princeton to BNL Fieldhouse for a post-holiday basketball feast. Didn’t get full? Chew on this.
The Stars (4-0) haven’t passed the eye test lately, thanks to skewed shooting, but yet they still squashed two ranked opponents and their main threat in the Hoosier Hills Conference by double digits. Princeton (4-0) has looked the part by blowing out everybody, but the Tigers haven’t faced anyone close to BNL’s caliber.
With Division I talent on both ends, it’s an early-season battle with a postseason taste.
“The only way you improve to become the best is play the best,” Princeton coach Charles Mair said. “And Bedford has proven to be the best high school girls basketball team the past two years. Turn out the lights, it’s the No.1 game in Indiana.”