In his 16 years of coaching boys basketball at

Brownstown Central,

Dave Benter has a record of 7-9 against Seymour. However, the Braves have won six-straight matchups against the Owls.

On Friday, Benter will look to make it seven-straight as they host the Owls at 7:30 p.m.

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Coaching-wise, it’s old school versus new school.

The Braves’ likely hall-

of-fame coach will be facing Owls second-year coach Kyle Clough in the matchup.

In Clough’s first season, Seymour fell to Brownstown Central 42-68.

There is much to be seen from both of these teams with it only being the second game of the season.

In their season-opener at Martinsville, the Owls fell 60-31.

The Owls showed spurts of solid basketball but allowed two runs in the second and third quarter when falling to the Artesians.

Seymour freshman Alan Perry could provide some notable moments during Friday’s game.

In his varsity debut, Perry totaled 11 points on 5-6 shooting from the free throw line. The freshmen also notched two three-point field goals in the opening quarter of play.

Big-men Isaiah Thomas and Tiller Cummings have a chance to prove crucial to the Owls’ success on the boards. Both young men totaled five rebounds against the Artesians.

In the first quarter against Martinsville, Seymour allowed only 12 points. However, the Owls followed up by giving up 25 points in the second quarter and 18 in the third quarter before only allowing five points in the last eight minutes of play.

On Tuesday, the Braves overcame a slow start to down Salem 61-47.

Brownstown’s Zach McCory anchored the offensive unit with 24 points, including three 3-point field goals, in the victory.

The Braves also have seen a solid start from sophomore Cody Waskom. Waskom opened his season with 15 points (two 3-pointers) against the Lions.

Benter’s Braves are known for being a solid defensive team.

Against Salem, Brownstown limited its turnovers to 12 while only committing 13 total fouls.

Perhaps the biggest statistic that sticks out from that game, however, is the rebounding margin. The Braves out-rebounded the Lions 39 to 26 on Tuesday. Shade led the battle for the boards with eight rebounds.

Upcoming boys basketball games

Friday

Brownstown Central (1-0) at Seymour (0-1)

Game time: 6 p.m. JV, 7:30 p.m. varsity

Previous outing: Martinsville def. Seymour 60-31. Brownstown Central def. Salem 61-47.

Series past 30 years: 21-14

Most recent meeting: Brownstown Central won 68-42 on Jan. 11, 2014.

Crothersville (0-2) at Medora (0-1)

Game time: 6 p.m. JV, 7:30 p.m.

Previous outing: Orleans def. Crothersville 66-19. West Washington def. Medora 66-47.

Series past 30 years: Crothersville 54-12

Most recent meeting: Medora won 75-66 on Feb. 19, 2014

Saturday

Franklin (0-1) at Seymour (0-1)

Game time: JV 6 p.m., varsity 7:30 p.m.

Previous outing: Martinsville def. Seymour 60-31. Center Grove def. Franklin 58-51 (OT).

Series past 30 years: Seymour 19-11

Most recent meeting: Franklin won 58-43 on Feb. 10, 2014.

Springs Valley (1-0) at Medora (0-1)

Game time: JV 6 p.m., varsity 7:30 p.m.

Previous outing: West Washington def. Medora 66-47. Springs Valley def. Mitchell 54-52.

Series past 30 years: Springs Valley 19-0

Most recent meeting: Springs Valley won 61-57 on Jan. 31, 2014

Salem (1-1) at Trinity Lutheran (2-0)

Game time: JV 6 p.m., varsity 7:30 p.m.

Previous outing: Brownstown Central def. Salem 61-47. Trinity Lutheran def. Hauser 60-50.

Series past 30 years: Trinity Lutheran 1-0

Most recent meeting: Trinity Lutheran won 59-44 on Jan. 28, 2014.

Tuesday

Brownstown Central (1-0) at Bedford North Lawrence (0-2)

Game time: JV 6 p.m., varsity 7:30 p.m.

Previous outing: Brownstown Central def. Salem 61-47. Bloomington North def. Bedford North Lawrence 59-51.

Series past 30 years: Bedford North Lawrence 17-1

Most recent meeting: Bedford North Lawrence won 72-42 on Jan. 24, 1998.

Trinity Lutheran (2-0) at Austin (1-1)

Game time: JV 6 p.m., varsity 7:30 p.m.

Previous outing: Scottsburg def. Austin 73-61. . Trinity Lutheran def. Hauser 60-50.

Series past 30 years: Austin 1-0

Most recent meeting: Austin won 49-44 on Nov. 29, 2005

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Jordan Morey is sports editor at The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at jmorey@tribtown.com or 812-523-7069.