Tuesday, December 10, 2013
It's believed that organized high school basketball made it's first appearance in Madison in 1904 (the first Indiana State Championship game was not held until the 1910-11 season). Consolidation in the '60's brought together Deputy, Dupont, Central, North Madison, Broadway & Madison and through the years the Madison schools (boys & girls) have tallied 50 Sectional crowns, 16 Regional titles, four appearances in the State Finals and the 1950 State Championship. They've produced one Mr. Basketball (Dee Monroe), a successful coach who went on to coach at Purdue (Ray Eddy) and a long list of players who starred in college. This year, both teams have high expectations. Cubs senior Landon Perry has twice been named to the IBCA Top 100 list and is coming off an all conference year, while Lady Cub Olivia Crozier, a highly recruited junior, hopes to build on the many 2012 honors she received and help her squad get back to the Semi-State (as they did in 2011). CGS.