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2022 Indiana High School Basketball State Tournament: Regional Scores

Regional Saturday is complete, and so is the run for Purdue commits.

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Regional Saturday is the best day of the year in Indiana, especially when Purdue wins in the Big Ten Tournament in Indy. For me, it was a magical day. Not only did Purdue win, my beloved Kokomo Wildkats won their 35th regional title, first since 2011, and only the second since 1997. Unfortunately, it came at the expense of our 2022 recruits. Braden Smith’s Westfield beat Fletcher Loyer’s Homestead in the morning session at Logansport, but 2024 target Flory Bidunga and Kokomo had a dramatic comeback to beat Westfield in the championship.

Here are your scores today:

CLASS 4A

Michigan City

Chesterton 65 South Bend Adams 51

Penn 53 Munster 47

Chesterton 59 Penn 48

Chesterton wins its first ever regional and stays undefeated as the No. 1 team in the state.

Logansport

Kokomo 45 Fort Wayne Snider 40

Westfield 64 Homestead 53

Kokomo 64 Westfield 60

Snider held Bidunga mostly in check through three quarters in the morning game, as they sold out to double and triple team him most of the morning. He had two points until the fourth, but got a couple of big putbacks and an alley-oop dunk as Kokomo pulled ahead late. He finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks.

The Loyer-Smith battle was as good as expected, as Homestead and Westfield played a back and forth game. Loyer gave it his all with 27 points, finishing as Homestead’s single-season scoring leader with 700+ points, passing Caleb Swanigan. Smith had 13points, 8rebounds, 6assistt, 3steals, and 2 blocks.

In the championship Westfield was in control, leading by 7 entering the fourth quarter, but a 16-2 Kokomo run flipped things. Kokomo led 63-60 and turned it over with 15 seconds left, but Westfield missed a tying three with 2 seconds left and Bidunga rebounded. Smith was 5 of 12 for 11 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds. Bidunga was much more of a force, going for 21-12-4 on 10 of 12 shooting from the field.

Kokomo gets its 35th regional title in program history, first since 2011, and third most all-time behind Lafayette Jeff and Marion.

Southport

Ben Davis 52 Mount Vernon (Fortville) 50

Indianapolis Cathedral 52 Terre Haute North 47

Indianapolis Cathedral 72 Ben Davis 57

6’10” 2023 Purdue target Xavier Booker, a top 50 national player, had 20 in the championship. As the #38 national recruit his offer list is basically “The Midwest”.

Seymour

Bloomington North 63 Evansville North 45

Franklin 58 Floyd Central 51

Bloomington North 75 Franklin 69

Franklin made quite a run despite having a losing overall record, but an always tough Bloomington north squad moves on.

CLASS 3A

South Bend Washington

Mishawaka Marian 85 Lighthouse CPA 55

Culver Academy 66 Peru 59

Mishawaka Marian 39 Culver Academy 38

Marian gets its second regional title and first since 2012.

New Castle

NorthWood 52 Yorktown 51

Leo 48 Norwell 39

Leo 56 NorthWood 43

Leo is a repeat regional champion from 2021.

Greencastle

Danville 56 Brebeuf Jesuit 50

Beech Grove 65 Brownstown Central 57

Beech Grove 66 Danville 50

It is a first ever regional title for Beech Grove!

Washington

Evansville Bosse 73 Lawrenceburg 62

Sullivan 52 North Harrison 49

Sullivan 89 Evansville Bosse 85

These teams decided they were going to go out and score. some. points. Sullivan wins its first regional in 21 years.

CLASS 2A

North Judson

Fort Wayne Blackhawk 55 North Judson 27

Central Noble 80 Hammond Noll 61

Central Noble 58 Fort Wayne Blackhawk 53 (OT)

Wisconsin signee Connor Essegian goes for 31 as Central Noble wins its first regional since 2001. Blackhawk loses a tournament game for the first time since 2018, and coach Marc Davidson’s quest for a title while battling cancer is denied.

Lapel

Monroe Central 42 Tipton 36

Carroll (Flora) 60 Rensselaer Central 49

Carroll (Flora) 44 Monroe Central 23

Carroll wins its first ever regional and upset undefeated and No. 1 ranked Monroe Central in the process.

Greenfield-Central

Eastern Hancock 63 Southmont 47

University 56 Triton Central 49

Eastern Hancock 54 University 47

Eastern Hancock wins its first regional in 19 years.

Southridge

Forest Park 64 Paoli 49

Providence 50 Linton-Stockton 47

Providence 44 Forest Park 37

Providence gets its 20th win on the season and fourth regional ever.

CLASS 1A

Triton

Gary 21st Century 79 North White 64

Triton 58 Fremont 55

Gary 21st Century 56 Triton 47

21st Century, a team averaging nearly 73 points per game, was slowed down, but still advanced.

Frankfort

Lafayette Central Catholic 75 Southwood 56

Liberty Christian 70 Blue River 56

Lafayette Central Catholic 64 Liberty Christian 45

Central Catholic wins yet again. They now have a record 11 regional titles in the Class era, which started in 1998.

Martinsville

Indianapolis Lutheran 63 Indianapolis Metropolitan 54

Jac-Cen-Del 63 Bloomfield 54

Jac-Cen-Del 71 Indianapolis Lutheran 54

Jac-Cen-Del, one of the state’s better small school programs during the non-class era, wins its first regional since 2009.

Loogootee

North Daviess 38 Edinburgh 37

Borden 48 Springs Valley 44

North Daviess 43 Borden 32

North Daviess breaks an 11 year regional drought.