Sectional 8: Richmond vs. Pendleton Heights
Richmond has been playing great ball of late. They have great team speed and athleticism led by Senior Small Forward Jon Trawick. Pendleton Heights will be without guard Kendall Waters and that will play a big part in this game. I look for Coach Luce and the Red Devils to pull out the schools first Sectional title since 1996.
Sectional 12: Avon vs. Pike
This final will pit two of the best teams in Class 4A. Mr. Basketball Candidate and University of Kentucky signee Marquis Teague will look to lead Pike deep into the tournament, while 20-2 Avon will avenge their double overtime loss to the Devils earlier in the season. I will take Pike in this one.
Sectional 27: New Palestine vs. Shelbyville
This Sectional was headlined by Rushville and Hamilton Heights, however both bowed out earlier in the tournament. What is left is 10-11 New Pal and a very underrated Shelbyville squad. Look for Shelbyville to build off of their wins over Rushville and Mt. Vernon Fortville and pick up a Sectional title.
Sectional 40: Guerin Catholic vs. Tipton
Two of the best teams in Class 2A will face off in the Taylor Sectional final. Guerin is certainly battle tested, as they play one of the toughest schedules in the state. Tipton also is used to playing in big games against good competition. The Blue Devils have multiple scoring threats and better athletes and that should lead them to a victory this evening.
Sectional 42: Centerville vs. Union County
This is the game that I will be attending. Centerville is seeking their 3rd straight title and are coming off of a 73-58 upset over Eastern Hancock. Bethel College recruit Matthew Schauss scored 40 points last night in that win. Union County will have Junior Power Forward Brad Hartman available tonight, he missed the regular season battle between the conference rivals. I expect Centerville to really clamp down in their 2-3 zone and neutralize the Patriots inside game on the way to another Sectional title.
Should be a great night of Indiana High School Basketball! Lots of trophy's to be handed out this evening...good luck to all teams!!