On a night when Aaron Schepis was missing, Forbes Road's boys basketball team needed someone to fill his shoes.
That candidate came in the unlikeliest of sources.
After scoring just 21 points through nine games, Cardinal senior Logan Grubb exploded for a career night.
"He's really working on his shot and can really shoot the ball well now," Forbes Road coach Trent Black said. "He's a bigger guy, so he doesn't resemble a basketball player a whole lot. But he can use that to his advantage because people don't always respect it."
Grubb finished with 16 points, four rebounds, two steals and a pair of assists in Forbes Road's win over Belleville Mennonite. He scored two 3-pointers.
"That was big - we need a good outside shooter because that's what we've been looking for," Black said. "He's only scored here and there a few times, but the very first game versus Everett, he came off the bench and hit two 3s, which were huge. A couple clutch baskets can change the outcome or a game, even if you're not the leading scorer."
Rotating captains: Most of the time, a team's captains are the best players.
But that's not the case for Greencastle-Antrim. Leading scorer Casey Hoover always serves as the Blue Devils' speaking captain, but as for the other captain, it's on a rotating basis.
"I'm a big believer that seniors are the leaders," G-A coach Rick Lewis said. "Whether they get in the game or not, it's their team."
Because of this theory, Luke Herman, Marcus Strauser, Jared Miller and Evan Maun all get their turn as the team leader.
"Those four are just amazing kids," Lewis said. "They don't get in much because we are very junior-heavy, but they come to practice every day. They have fantastic attitudes, and everybody should have a chance to coach kids like that."
SF rebounds from loss: For the first time since 2008-09 season, Southern Fulton had to figure out how to rebound from a loss to Everett.
Last Tuesday, the Indians fell to the Warriors for the first time in nearly a decade, and the double-overtime loss certainly stung.
"It bugged us pretty bad," SF senior Carl Potter said. "We didn't execute much at the end of the game. Credit to them, they played really good defense. We hit some big shots at the end, but they shot really well, and we just couldn't stop them."
Despite the loss, Southern Fulton is still ranked 10th in the state in Class A, according to City of Basketball Love's weekly rankings.
"Our losses are good if we learn from it, and I think we learned from it," Indian coach Kent Hendershot said. "It got us re-centered, and helped us prioritize some things. It showed us some weaknesses that we need to get with. They exposed us, and once we learn to beat our demons, I think we'll be OK."
Profits abound at Dunks for Drew: A crowd of nearly 1,000 was present for Saturday's 10th annual Dunks for Drew basketball showcase at CASHS Field House.
With a net profit of $2,924 plus a number of donations, the showcase earned more than $3,000 for the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation.