Defending champ Cubs, top-seeded Trojans among stories to watch during annual event


Franklin head coach Jerry Bomholt talks to the team during a time out with less than a minute remaining in regulation in the game at Decatur on Friday.

Center Grove's Michael Benkert (24) dribbles around New Palestine's Brandon Jonas during an IHSAA basketball game at New Palestine High School. Mike Wolanin / The Daily Journal

As defending champions of the boys Johnson County Basketball Tournament, Franklin already sports a substantial bull’s-eye entering the 2014 event.

Despite, however, a recent six-game winning streak, the Grizzly Cubs are seeded second behind Center Grove.

The Trojans handed coach Jerry Bomholt’s squad its first loss, a 56-44 decision in both team’s season-opener on Nov. 26. On Saturday, the Cubs lost a Mid-State Conference home game against Class 4A No. 10 Mooresville 65-53.

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