Tuesday, March 8, 2011

1A Regional Breakdown

Regional action will begin Saturday morning, so its time to start in on the breakdowns, beginning with Class 1A.

Final: Fort Wayne Canterbury vs. Triton
Champion: Triton
I expect Triton to take advantage of the home court advantage and bring home the regional title. Triton is currently ranked #2, while Canterbury is #3. If the final works out the way I predict, it could be one of the most hotly contested games across the state on Saturday.

Final: Rockville vs. Lafayette Central Catholic
Champion: Lafayette Central Catholic
LCC may have 5 losses on the year, but if you look at the schedule you would instantly forget about their record. I expect them to have a pretty easy day on Saturday and cruise on to the semi-state.

Final: Indy Metro vs. Shawe Memorial
Champion: Shawe Memorial
I had the opportunity to Shawe play a couple of weeks ago when they played Rock Creek and I came away very impressed with both teams. Shawe is well coached, have one of the best defenses I have seen in a long time, and all of their players have great basketball IQ. Indy Metro has the athletes that could challenge them, but I expect Shawe to come out on top.

Final: Trinity Lutheran vs. Rock Creek Academy
Champion: Rock Creek
Rock Creek is one of the most athletic teams I have seen play this season. While they may not be the best pure basketball players around, they can push the tempo and simply out score their opponent. Especially at the 1A level an athletic team can cause a lot of noise come tournament time.

Looking forward to see how things play out on Saturday! Good luck to all teams.

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