Today’s semi-state round is over and we have our eight state finalists. Here is how the semi-states went down.
Carmel 71, Penn 42
Carmel returns to the state finals for the second eyar in a row and had little trouble in doing so. Their defense was excellent in leading 28-8 at halftime and the second half wass mostly a laugher. John Michael Malloy, the Butler commit, led them with 16 while Andrew Owens had 15 and Karsten Windlan had 14. A win next week would be the fourth state championship for the Greyhounds and third this decade.
Ben Davis 67, Center Grove 61
The Giants can now get their second state title in three years and fourth overall if they can reverse their regular season loss to Carmel. Trayce Jackson-Davis had 34 for Center Grove, but it wasn’t enough. Jalen Windham, a Georgia State signee, went off for Ben Davis to lead them back to state.
Culver Academy 57, Marion 44
Culver can now go for a second straight state championship after blowing open a game that was 31-30 after three quarters. Trey Galloway had 12 for Culver and Deontae Craig led them with 21 points. Jalen Blackmon finished with 15 for Marion and he will return next year as a very highly regarded junior.
Silver Creek 72, Indianapolis Crispus Attucks 69
Silver Creek is on to its first ever state finals appearance in a win that was a bit of an upset. This was a chippy game that apparently had a Crispus Attucks player punch a Silver Creek player in the face.
Crispus Attucks sucker punch on Silver Creek. pic.twitter.com/G6kuFAm3Yp— Leah (@LFarris812) March 16, 2019
Linton-Stockton 73, Shenandoah 56
Linton-Stockton exploded out of the gate for 25 first quarter points and never looked back. Shenandoah got as close as 4 in the second quarter, but a 7-0 Linton-Stockton run got the game back in control. Kip Fougerousse led the Miners with 20 points as they return to the state finals for the first time since 2013
Andrean 73, Frankton 64 2OT
This was definitely the game of the day and since the second game at Lafayette Jeff was a Carmel blowout the fans got their money’s worth in the first one. John Carrothers led Andrean with 20 points and Nicholas Flesher and Kyle Ross added 16 and 15, respectively. Ryan Detling had 22 for Frankton and John Hatzell sent the game to a second overtime with a late three-pointer.
Barr-Reeve 65, Bloomfield 39
Their regular season meeting was much closer, but Barr-Reeve had very little trouble in resaching its sixth state finals of the Class era. Senior guard Isaac Wagler started 3-for-3 from the 3-point line and finished with a game-high 20 points to lead Barr-Reeve.
Fort Wayne Blackhawk 74, Lafayette Central Catholic 51
Five-star prospect Caleb Furst had only 8 points, but had 13 rebounds as Blackhawk rolled to its second ever state finals and first since 2004. Frankie Davidson led the way for the Braves with 17 points and 12 rebounds.