Caston rallied from a 12 point halftime deficit to lead on the road in a key Hoosier North game. But Pioneer righted the ship in a 77-73 win over the #15 (1A) Comets Tuesday.
Trailing 41-29, Caston outscored Pioneer 25-12 to take a one-point lead into the fourth quarter before Pioneer escaped with the win.
Pioneer (8-2, 3-0) is now the only unbeaten team in girls Hoosier North play. Caston (8-3, 3-1) was led by Maddi Smith's 33 points. Addison Zimpleman scored 18. Bailey Harness recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Teammate Isabel Scales scored 10 to go with six assists.
Caston will play the third of four consecutive road games Thursday at Knox (5-5, 1-2 Hoosier North).
In boys basketball, Tippecanoe Valley dropped its TRC opener on the road to undefeated Peru, 54-46.
Braden Shepherd had 13 points for the Vikings (2-3, 0-1). Riley Shepherd added 12.