Bryson Scott is still alive, but Basil Smotherman's next game will be in Black and Gold.
The opening games of the 2013 Indiana High School Basketball Tournament are in the books. here is how Purdue's commits and targets did on Tuesday:
- Bryson Scott had another big night of 23 points at Ft. Wayne Northrop won their opening sectional game 58-46 over host Carroll. They will now play Ft. Wayne North in the semifinals, whom they lost to 65-59 back in December. Northrop is now 17-7 on the season. Bryson is now tied with Troy Lewis with 1,966 career points, good enough for 49th in Indiana history. If he reaches 2,000 he will be the 42nd player in state history to do so and will pass Purdue great Woody Austin on the way. A long tournament run could get him into the top 25 all-time.
- Basil Smotherman's season is done after a 64-59 loss to Cathedral int he Warren Central sectional. Lawrence North fell behind big early, but climbed back thanks to a big second half from Smotherman. he had just 6 points at halftime, but finished with 15 points and four rebounds. Smotherman fouled out in his final game.
- 2015 target Jalen Coleman was on the opposite end of the Lawrence North-Cathedral game and he had a game-high 18.
- 2014 target Trevon Bluiett and Park Tudor had no trouble with Indianapolis Shortridge at Broad Ripple in Class 2A. The Panthers began their quest for three in a row with a 64-40 win. Bluiett had 34 points in the win. He has to be one of the favorites for Mr. Basketball 2014.
- 2015 target Derrik Smits is done after defending 4A champ Carmel eliminated Zionsville 57-38. I can't find his totals, but Andrew Dakich led Zionsville with 11.
Everyone else either has a bye to Friday or plays in a Wednesday quarterfinal. Other scores of note:
- Warren Central and IU commit Devan Davis were upset 44-43 by Lawrence Central.
- A loaded Pike team won 89-82 over Perry Meridian.
- The No. 1 teams in each class (Carmel, Mt. Vernon (Fortville), Park Tudor, and Rockville all won).
- The highest rated team to go down was Class 2A No. 3 Clarksville to rival No. 8 Providence.
The following top 10 teams in each class lost:
- Class 4A No. 9 Lawrence North to No. 7 Cathedral.
- Class 2A No. 3 Providence lost to No. 8 Clarksville 39-35.
- Class A No. 7 Evansville Day lost to Northeast DuBois 64-48.