Of today’s 48 games, 32 are complete. The regional semifinals are always a high pressure round, as you don’t want to look ahead to the night game, but you also don’t want to use up too much energy because you might have to play again. It also makes for great crowds with four schools at one location.
In today’s semifinals we had two commits and several targets playing, so here is who will come back tonight for the regional finals and who is out.
Elkhart Memorial 67, Valparaiso 60 OT
South Bend Riley 54, Lake Central 38
Fort Wayne North 55, Zionsville 51
2019 commit Isaiah Thompson had 26 points and passed the school record of 1,508 points held by Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens. He will enter next season with 1,522 career points. 2019 target Keion Brooks had 14 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 blocks. I’ll have a separate comprehensive report on him later, but he was impressively athletic.
Carmel 46, Homestead 41
Terre Haute South 80, Mount Vernon (Fortville) 52
Warren Central 48, Ben Davis 46 OT
No. 1 rated Warren Central stays undefeated and defeats Ben Davis for a third time this season. Ben Davis was the Class 4A defending state champion with Aaron Henry bound for Michigan State.
Center Grove 69, Evansville North 44
Trayce Jackson-Davis had 26 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 blocks as Centre Grove moves on.
New Albany 65, Bloomington South 45
Romeo Langford finished with 28 points and is now at 2,928 points with a maximum of three games left, and he needs 106 points to tie Damon Bailey.
Culver Academy 72, Hammond 48
Trey Galloway had 14 points and 5 assists for Culver as the 2019 prospect moves on.
West Lafayette 47, Calumet 45
Football commit George Karlaftis will now play tonight against Galloway. His younger brother Yanni hit the putback for the win at the buzzer.
West Lafayette 47, Calumet 45. Yanni Karlaftis outback at the buzzer. pic.twitter.com/V5gvf13ke6— Sam King (@samueltking) March 10, 2018
Marion 66, NorthWood 51
New Castle 49, Angola 35
Matt Painter was reportedly there as New Castle’s Mason Gillis had 27 points, 14 rebounds, and 7 blocks. Purdue is very high on this 2019 guy.
Danville 64, Indianapolis Attucks 55
Defending 3A champion Crispus Attucks is eliminated,
Lebanon 59, Edgewood 56 2 OT
Lebanon entered the tournament at 8-15, but springs a pretty major upset to advance. They lost at Danville by 10 in December.
Evansville Bosse 75, Greensburg 58
Mekhi Lairy is now 24th in state scoring with 2,153 points and can reach the top 20 still.
Silver Creek 55, Southridge 40
Andrean 79, Marquette Catholic 72 OT
Westview 61, Fort Wayne Canterbury 41
Tipton 52, Covington 35
Oak Hill 72, Lapel 46
Indianapolis Scecina 56, Union County 42
Cloverdale 66, Shenandoah 61
Cloverdale’s Jalen Moore has 2,410 points and is 12th all-time int he state. With 10 points tonight he will pass Alan Henderson.
Austin 51, Southwestern (Hanover) 49
Forest Park 55, South Knox 41
Gary 21st Century 68, Elkhart Christian 48
Fort Wayne Blackhawk 79, Covenant Christian (DeMotte) 45
Southwood 80, North Vermillion 42
Seton Catholic 65, Southern Wells 57
Indianapolis Tindley 59, Bloomfield 49
Eric Hunter had 25 points as Tindley is the last defending state champion left. He is now at 2,556 points. With 13 points tonight he’ll become the all-time leader for Marion County in scoring past Trevon Bluiett
Morristown 55, University 53
Christian Academy 64, Edinburgh 48
Barr-Reeve 68, Springs Valley 58