The field in Indiana has now officially gone from 64 to 16 teams and the semi-state matchups are set for next week. It was a rough day for Purdue's commitments. Both Ryan Cline and Grant Weatherford saw their high school careers end with losses today, as you will see below:
South Bend Riley 71 Northridge 56
Crown Point 58 Munster 50
Championship: South Bend Riley 77 Crown Point 74
This was a big surprise, as Riley will go into the semi-state with a losing record of 12-14, which is rare. They even lost to Kokomo earlier in the year, and my Kats had a very rough season.
Homestead 59 Carroll (Fort Wayne) 57
Carmel 60 McCutcheon 44
Championship: Homestead 41 Carmel 37
Caleb Swanigan ends the HS career of Ryan Cline as Carmel is denied a shot at a third state title in four years. Swanigan had 18 points and 8 rebounds in the come-from-behind morning win over Carroll. Cline had 16 points and only hit two threes in the win over McCutcheon in the morning session. In the night game Swanigan again had 18 points with 11 rebounds, while Cline's career ended with 21 points and nine rebounds.
Richmond 78 Pike 66
Brownsburg 47 Lawrence North 44
Championship: Richmond 71 Brownsburg 65
KJ Walton, who once had Purdue interest, had 19 points in the win over Lawrence North, while 2018 prospect (with a Purdue offer) bows out. This one had highlights.
Richmond won its first regional since 1992 when they won their lone state title with some guy named Chad Austin.
Franklin Central 52 Bloomington South 50
Evansville Reitz 64 New Albany 59
Championship: Evansville Reitz 83 Franklin Central 69
Reitz moves on as the state's No. 1 team and will play Richmond next week, likely at Richmond.
South Bend St. Joseph 66 Andrean 54
Griffith 64 Twin Lakes 52
Championship: Griffith 62 South Bend St. Joseph 50
Fort Wayne Dwenger 58 Hamilton Heights 53
NorthWood 39 Columbia City 33
Championship: Fort Wayne Dwenger 43 NorthWood 40
Grant Weatherford had 12 points in his final high school game to go with five rebounds and five assists. Heights led much of the game before falling late.
Guerin Catholic 59 Lebanon 45
Tri-West 62 West Vigo 53
Championship: Guerin Catholic 52 Tri-West 46
Evansville Memorial 56 Silver Creek 36
Vincennes Lincoln 64 Greensburg 57 OT
Championship: Vincennes Lincoln 45 Evansville Memorial 44
Two-time defending state champion Greensburg was upset in overtime.
Hammond Noll 58 Fort Wayne Canterbury 44
LaVille 73 Winamac 59
Championship: Hammond Noll 43 LaVille 39
Frankton 74 Fountain Central 58
Madison-Grant 51 Oak Hill 46 OT
Championship: Frankton 53 Madison-Grant 41
Park Tudor 74 Northeastern 44
Indianapolis Attucks 84 Cloverdale 77
Championship: Park Tudor 92 Indianapolis Attucks 77
Jaren Jackson, another player on Purdue's radar, leads Park Tudor back to the semi-state. Since they are the defending champion in Class 2A they will automatically move up to Class 3A now for the next two seasons.
Linton-Stockton 47 Evansville Mater Dei 39
South Ripley 57 Eastern (Pekin) 56
Championship: Linton-Stockton 61 South Ripley 46
Marquette Catholic 70 Fort Wayne Blackhawk 64 OT
Tri-County 67 Oregon-Davis 48
Championship: Marquette Catholic 69 Tri-County 60
Liberty Christian 51 Seton Catholic 47
Lafayette Central Catholic 74 Rossville 65
Championship: Liberty Christian 75 Lafayette Central Catholic 62
Junior Jackson Anthrop, youngest brother of Dru Anthrop and Danny Anthrop, had 25 in the win over Rossville. Word is he is looking at Purdue... for baseball. He is an accomplished running back in football as well.
Clay City 46 Indianapolis Tindley 45
Jac-Cen-Del 53 Indianapolis Lutheran 36
Championship: Clay City 61 Jac-Cen-Del 43
Barr-Reeve 49 Christian Academy 33
Wood Memorial 48 Orleans 43
Championship: Barr-Reeve 58 Wood Memorial 38