There is nothing like climbing a ladder to cut down the nets. I was fortunate enough to do it eight times in three years for my Kats: 3 sectionals, 2 regionals, a semi-state, and a holiday tournament. Tonight 64 teams around the state cut down sectional nets to move on to one of the best days of the year: Regional Saturday.
Munster 56, Lowell 33
Chesterton 35, Valparaiso 30
Brandon Newman’s team goes down in a stunner. They had beaten Chesterton 69-37 on February 15, but Chesterton slows it down and wins its first sectional since 1987.
Penn 63, South Bend Adams 60
Northridge 59, Warsaw 46
Fort Wayne Northrop 77, East Noble 66
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Huntington North 52, Fort Wayne Wayne 40
Zionsville 64, McCutcheon 41
Zionsville wins consecutive sectionals for the first time since 1958-59. Isaiah Thompson is a large reason for that. He had 16 tonight and is now at 2,104 points for his career, tied for 35th in state history with Tipton’s Mike Crawford. With 52 more points in next week’s regional he would crack the top 25.
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Carmel 45, Hamilton Southeastern 39
New Palestine 61, Mount Vernon (Fortville) 43
Lawrence Central 67, Warren Central 52
Defending champion Warren Central goes down and football signee David Bell fouled out late in this as Lawrence Central wins after splitting the regular season games. Warren Central goes 23-3 this year, losing twice to No. 2 Lawrence Central and to No. 1 Carmel after going 32-0 last year and ebating Romeo Langford.
Ben Davis 69, Decatur Central 51
Avon 56, Mooresville 34
Center Grove 29, Franklin 28 OT
Trayce Jackson-Davis and Center Grove barely survives. They should be embarrassed with how much they struggled in this sectional.
Bloomington South 63, Shelbyville 48
Bloomington South coach J.R. Holmes extends his record with his 809th career win.
Jeffersonville 60, New Albany 42
Jasper 45, Evansville Reitz 39
Hammond 50, Gary West 40
Hanover Central 50, Calumet 42
A drought breaker. Hanove Central wins its first sectional since 1986.
Culver Academy 52, Mishawaka Marian 41
In a battle of 2020 targets Trey Galloway gets the best of Jaden Ivey. Culver is the defending 3A champ and if they win next week’s regional they will be forced to move up to 4A.
West Lafayette 79, Maconaquah 58
Yanni Karlaftis, the football target, had 14 as WLHS moves on to the regional again.
Tippecanoe Valley 43, Wawasee 31
Angola 47, New Haven 37
Marion 66, Heritage 40
Delta 59, New Castle 55
The state’s lone unbeaten team, and Matt Painter’s alma mater, knocks off Mason Gillis’ team.
Greencastle 52, Crawfordsville 51 OT
Owen Valley 46, Edgewood 33
Indianapolis Attucks 88, Indianapolis Ritter 69
Beech Grove 48, Indianapolis Manual 45
Batesville 69, Greensburg 56
Silver Creek 82, Corydon Central 51
Princeton 55, Washington 34
Evansville Memorial 47, Gibson Southern 36
Andrean 62, Bowman Academy 56
Marquette Catholic 59, North Judson 49
Westview 63, Prairie Heights 46
Bluffton 44, Adams Central 38
Wabash 63, Manchester 60
Wabash (the city, not the college) breaks a long drought in winning its first sectional crown in 52 years.
Covington 71, Delphi 53
Alexandria 63, Madison-Grant 30
Frankton 53, Wapahani 50
Northeastern 52, Union County 50
Shenandoah 66, Indianapolis Howe 50
Heritage Christian 70, Speedway 61
Monrovia 71, Covenant Christian 62
Southwestern (Hanover) 68, Milan 52
Paoli 59 , Crawford County 45
Linton-Stockton 54, South Knox 39
Tell City 46, Evansville Mater Dei 36
Another drought-breaker, Tell City wins its first sectional since 1993.
Gary 21st Century 75, Kouts 62
Covenant Christian (DeMotte) 64, Pioneer 62
Argos 47, Triton 37
Fort Wayne Blackhawk 99, Fremont 44
2021 target Caleb Furst gets an easy win.
North Vermillion 57, Attica 44
Lafayette Central Catholic 65, Northfield 49
Southern Wells 63, Liberty Christian 54
Randolph Southern 67, Union City 58
Bloomfield 34, Shakamak 21
Indianapolis Metropolitan 39, University 33
Greenwood Christian 49, Providence Cristo Rey 48
Morristown 71, Hauser 57
The 1A defending champs stay alive.
Lanesville 64, Christian Academy 62
West Washington 53, Crothersville 41
Heartbreaker for Crothersville. They had been part of the tournament since 1915 and had never won a sectional. They beat West Washington by 16 in the regular season, but could not pull it off tonight.
Barr-Reeve 62, Shoals 35
Evansville Day 39, Wood Memorial 37