The first round is complete as Regional Saturday is set for next week.
Last year we lost the best day of the year in Indiana: Regional Saturday. It is the grueling test, where the best have to win twice in one day if they want to win a state championship. COVID-19 robbed us of last year and this year crowds will be limited, but they will be back.
Here is who will be there, including all three in-state Purdue commits:
Gary West 49, Munster 29
Valparaiso 59, Portage 53
Robbie Hummel and Albert Evans had a fun exchange over this one:
Lol has portage ever won the sectional in basketball?
— Robbie Hummel (@RobbieHummel) March 6, 2021
South Bend Riley 47, South Bend Adams 43
Pretty decent upset here, as Adams was 23-1 coming in and had beaten Riley by 23 a few weeks ago.
Elkhart 49, Penn 34
Carroll (Fort Wayne) 63, Fort Wayne Snider 53
Homestead 75, New Haven 56
Fletcher Loyer & Co. stay undefeated and move to 25-0 and he joined Biggie in a pretty exclusive club by scoring 17 tonight:
Junior Fletcher Loyer has just become the second Spartan in history to surpass the 600 point mark in one season. (Caleb Swanigan was the other in ’15 with 702 points) pic.twitter.com/50lKlWSJv0
— Homestead Athletics (@Spartytweets) March 7, 2021
Lafayette Jeff 69, McCutcheon 55
Lafayette Jeff avenges one of its few regular season losses and wins its first sectional in 11 year. They are now 24-2. Brooks Barnhizer, headed to Northwestern next season, finishes with 31.
Carmel 53, Westfield 27
Brian Waddell, son of former Purdue guard Matt Waddell, finishes with 13 as Carmel wins yet again.
Mount Vernon (Fortville) 69, Anderson 65 OT
Lawrence North 62, North Central 49
#3 ranked Larry North survives arguably the state’s toughest sectional.
Ben Davis 68, Pike 56
Plainfield 29, Brownsburg 28
Center Grove 41, Greenwood 35
Bloomington South 76, Bloomington North 53
Jeffersonville 57, Bedford North Lawrence 53
Evansville Reitz 67, Evansville Central 54
Hammond 84, Calumet 53
The No. 1 ranked team in Class 3A moves on.
New Prairie 56, Hanover Central 40
South Bend Washington
South Bend St. Joseph 60, John Glenn 56
Twin Lakes 59, Peru 55
NorthWood 47, West Noble 40
Leo 55, Fort Wayne Dwenger 45
Mississinewa 49, Norwell 45
New Castle 51, Hamilton Heights 49
Gus Etchison, headed to Western Michigan, finishes a stellar HS career with more than 2,400 career points.
Greencastle 58, Frankfort 31
Northview 60, Edgewood 52
Guerin Catholic 44, Brebeuf Jesuit 36
Beech Grove 67, Indian Creek 48
Connersville 46, Greensburg 35
Silver Creek 83, Madison 71
Trey Kaufman stays alive with a solid victory and he had a big game in the process:
Kaufman-Renn finished with 30 points and 11 rebounds while Jacobi also had 29 points and 13 rebounds.
The Dragons had 16 offensive rebounds and shot 48.4% from the field.
— phil (@PhillipHoosier) March 7, 2021
Kaufman is now at 1,767 career points.
Sullivan 57, Vincennes Lincoln 47
My Kats maintain a 74-71 lead on Vincennes Lincoln for Most Sectional Championships even though we haven’t won one since 2014.
Heritage Hills 54, Boonville 32
Bowman Academy 70, Marquette Catholic 58
Boone Grove 53, North Judson 39
Churubusco 49, Eastside 41
Fort Wayne Blackhawk 93, Fort Wayne Canterbury 51
Caleb Furst and Blackhawk roll to an easy win. He had 18 and moved into the 2,000 point scorer’s club:
— Purdue Mens Basketball (@BoilerBall) March 7, 2021
Rochester 53, Lewis Cass 50
Rossville 45, Carroll (Flora) 44
BUZZER BEATER ALERT!
Blackford 86, Taylor 57
Luke Brown keeps going. He dropped a 50 spot knowing he needs to average about 51 AND reach the state title game to break Damon Bailey’s record. He is now at 2,927, fifth all-time in state history.
Wapahani 45, Frankton 41
Shenandoah 61, Eastern Hancock 38
Covenant Christian 71, Heritage Christian 68 3OT
Parke Heritage 48, North Putnam 42
Triton Central 66, South Decatur 65 2OT
Southwestern (Hanover) 74, Providence 51
Paoli 32, Eastern (Pekin) 31
Linton-Stockton 45, North Knox 44
Southridge 58, South Spencer 44
Kouts 67, Washington Twp. 53
Triton 59, Argos 43
Fremont 69, Elkhart Christian 45
Caston 55, North White 54
Southwood 69, Lakeland Christian 44
Lafayette Central Catholic 67, Covington 49
Cowan 55, Liberty Christian 53
Seton Catholic 49, Blue River 47
Shakamak 52, North Central (Farmersburg) 44
Bethesda Christian 59, Indiana Math & Science 47
Indianapolis Tindley 58, Indianapolis Lutheran 46
Southwestern (Shelbyville) 68, Morristown 67 2OT
Lanesville 61, Christian Academy 49
Trinity Lutheran 57, West Washington 41
Barr-Reeve 56, Loogootee 38
Just another chapter in the state’s best small-school rivalry (and maybe best rivalry period), as Barr-Reeve was #1 in 1A at 24-2 coming in and Loogootee was #2 at 20-3. Barr-Reeve also won the regular season meeting 67-64. Someday I need to go to this rivalry.
Evansville Day 64, Wood Memorial 48