Winning a sectional is pretty special. As a very proud Kokomo alum, my beloved Kokomo Wildkats have a state record 74 sectional titles. We won the sectional title all 4 years I was in school and this year only marks the second time ever we have lost in the sectional in four striaght seasons. We have never lost five in a row. I have a piece of all four sectional nets on my wall for 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998.
Those nets were cut down at 64 sites around the state tonight, and here were the results:
Lake Central 75, Hammond Morton 46
Valparaiso 46, Merrillville 43
South Bend Riley 98. South Bend Adams 58
Elkhart Memorial 62, Northridge 50
Fort Wayne North 57, Carroll (Fort Wayne) 44
2019 target Keion Brooks had 28 tonight as FW North moved on to the regional.
Homestead 40, Huntington North 39
Zionsville 60, McCutcheon 50
Isaiah Thompson had 21 tonight and avenged some demons. Zionsville won its first sectional title since 1995, and the Eagles avenged a pair of losses to McCutcheon the last two years in the title game. Robert Phinisee, headed to IU, had 33 in his high school finale.
Carmel 56, Fishers 49
Mount Vernon (Fortville) 60, New Palestine 57
Warren Central 47, Lawrence Central 42
Warren Central stays undefeated and wins its first sectional in 18 years.
Ben Davis 41, Pike 40
Terre Haute South
Terre Haute South 54, Brownsburg 45
Center Grove 74, Franklin 39
Archie Miller was there watching Trayce Jackson-Davis, mostly because he wasn’t in New York winning basketball games. TJD noves on to the regional.
Bloomington South 55, Columbus East 52
New Albany 51, Floyd Central 45
Romeo Langofrd had 17 points and is at 2,900 for his career for New Albany.
Evansville North 74, Castle 68 OT
First sectional title since 1998 for Evansville North.
Hammond 52, Gary West 40
Calumet 53, Twin Lakes 39
Calumet wins its first sectional since 1998.
South Bend Washington
Culver Academy 48, Mishawaka Marian 47
2020 prospect Trey Galloway had 22 points and 5 rebounds as Culver Academy won its second striaght sectional and only 3rd ever.
West Lafayette 58, Northwestern 36
In a battle of Purdue interests football recruit George karlaftis, who also plays basketball, wins a sectional. Tayson aprker, a 2020 possibility, had 20 to close his sophomore season.
NorthWood 52, Lakeland 33
Angola 51, Fort Wayne Concordia 44 OT
Marion 57, Mississinewa 54
Marions needs to man up and play in 4A.
New Castle 68, Delta 45
2019 target Mason Gillis had 12 at halftime and moves on to the regional.
Lebanon 43, Greencastle 28
Edgewood 71, West Vigo 34
Indianapolis Attucks 76, Indianapolis Ritter 69 OT
Danville 67, Beech Grove 52
Greensburg 48, Franklin County 35
Silver Creek 50, North Harrison 37
Southridge 69,Vincennes Lincoln 65 2OT
Evansville Bosse 67, Evansville Memorial62
Andrean 75, Hammond Noll 52
Marquette Catholic 58, Hebron 54
Westview 67, Central Noble 28
Fort Wayne Canterbury 53, Bluffton 46
Oak Hill 68, Lewis Cass 27
Covington 39, Seeger 35 OT
Tipton 63, Eastbrook 44
Lapel 67, Frankton 65 OT
The first defending champion is out, and to rival Lapel.
Union County 56, Northeastern 32
Shenandoah 61, Indianapolis Howe 50
Indianapolis Scecina 54, Heritage Christian 47
Cloverdale 63, North Putnam 38
Southwestern (Hanover) 53, Switzerland County 44
Austin 54, Clarksville 52
South Knox 72, Eastern Greene 44
Forest Park 47, North Posey 44
Gary 21st Century 81, Westville 37
Covenant Christian (DeMotte) 66, Tri-County 63
Covenant Christian wins its first sectional title.
Elkhart Christian 49, Oregon-Davis 46
Elkhart Christian also wins its first ever sectional.
Fort Wayne Blackhawk 75, Lakewood Park 31
North Vermillion 68, Rockville 46
Lafayette Central Catholic
Southwood 96, Frontier 42
Southern Wells 51, Wes-Del 50
Seton Catholic 59, Blue River 50
White River Valley
Bloomfield 49, Shakamak 35
University 44, Indianapolis Metropolitan 41
Indianapolis Tindley 68, Indianapolis Lighthouse South 61
Not sure what 2018 signee Eric Hunter had, but Tindley is still alive for a second straight state title.
Morristown 61, Oldenburg Academy 40
Christian Academy 51, Borden 37
Edinburgh 71, Trinity Lutheran 59
Barr-Reeve 40, Loogootee 39
I have been told this is one of the best rivalries in the state. I really need to get to this.
Springs Valley 68, Northeast Dubois 54
Larry Bird’s high school breaks a 20 year sectional drought.