Girls Basketball Sectional Draw is Out

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Girls Basketball Sectional Draw is Out

January 30, 2011 Updated Jan 30, 2011 at 11:46 PM EDT

(undated)- A total of 397 schools and 5,284 student-athletes will be participating in the tourney which begins in eight days.

Sectional games are scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 7, and run through Saturday, Feb. 12, with the regional round slated for Feb. 19 and semi-states on Feb. 26. The state finals will be played Saturday, March 5, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne for the second straight year.

In Class 4A, two-time defending state champion and top-ranked Ben Davis drew a bye and will face the Pike-Indianapolis Manual winner in Sectional 12 at Indianapolis Arsenal Technical. The Giants have won a state record 78 consecutive games over the last three seasons including 14 straight tournament victories.

In Class A, three-time defending state champion Fort Wayne Canterbury will take on home-standing Fort Wayne Blackhawk in Sectional 51. The Cavaliers, ranked third in the most recent coaches poll, have won 20 straight tournament games which is tied for the fifth-longest string in tournament history. Only two schools – Fort Wayne Bishop Luers and Heritage Christian – have gone on to win four straight state titles.

In 3A, top-ranked Mt. Vernon (Fortville) meets Rushville in Sectional 27 at Hamilton Heights. Class 2A No. 1 Wabash will face host Northfield in the Sectional 39. Vincennes Rivet, No. 1 in Class A, will meet Loogootee in Sectional 63 at Barr-Reeve. The Patriots have played in the state championship game each of the last two seasons but have fallen to Canterbury both times.

Among the other defending state champions, Class3A’s Fort Wayne Concordia will take on New Haven in the Sectional 23 opener at Bishop Dwenger and Class 2A’s Austin drew West Washington in the first game of Sectional 47 at Clarksvile.

Two schools will be competing in the state tournament for the first time. Herron is assigned to Class 2A, Sectional 43 at Triton Central and Baptist Academy will compete in Class A, Sectional 58 at Southwestern (Shelbyville).

Two other schools are returning to the state tournament festivities after many years. Indianapolis Marshall, playing in Class 2A, Sectional 43 at Triton Central, last entered a team in 1986. Indianapolis Shortridge, assigned to Class A, Sectional 59 at Indianapolis Crispus Attucks, last appeared in the 1981 tournament.

Heritage Christian (Class 2A) and Northeast Dubois (Class A) continue to lead the state with eight consecutive sectional championships.

Here is a look at the local sectionals

Class 4A

GOSHEN
1. 6:00 pm Tue. Goshen [7-12] vs. Northridge [15-2]
2. 7:30 pm Tue. Elkhart Central [4-16] vs. Concord [8-10]
3. 6:00 pm Fri. Warsaw [9-8] vs. Winner Game 1
4. 7:30 pm Fri. Elkhart Memorial [20-0] vs. Winner Game 2
5. 7:30 pm Sat. Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

CARROLL (FORT WAYNE)
1. 7:00 pm Tue. East Noble [2-16] vs. Fort Wayne Snider [17-2]
2. 6:00 pm Fri. DeKalb [9-9] vs. Carroll (Fort Wayne) [12-7]
3. 7:30 pm Fri. Fort Wayne Northrop [9-8] vs. Winner Game 1
4. 7:30 pm Sat. Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

MARION
1. 6:00 pm Tue. Fort Wayne South [17-3] vs. Jay County [11-6]
2. 7:30 pm Tue. Homestead [16-2] vs. Fort Wayne North [2-15]
3. 6:00 pm Fri. Huntington North [9-9] vs. Winner Game 1
4. 7:30 pm Fri. Marion [8-11] vs. Winner Game 2
5. 7:30 pm Sat. Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

Class 3A

COLUMBIA CITY
1. 7:00 pm Tue. Tippecanoe Valley [4-14] vs. Lakeland [3-14]
2. 6:00 pm Wed. West Noble [9-10] vs. NorthWood [11-8]
3. 7:30 pm Wed. Whitko [9-10] vs. Columbia City [10-9]
4. 6:00 pm Fri. Wawasee [13-5] vs. Winner Game 1
5. 7:30 pm Fri. Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3
6. 7:30 pm Sat. Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

PERU
1. 7:00 pm Tue. Norwell [16-2] vs. Maconaquah [2-16]
2. 6:00 pm Fri. Peru [7-11] vs. Fort Wayne Wayne [9-9]
3. 7:30 pm Fri. Bellmont [8-11] vs. Winner Game 1
4. 7:30 pm Sat. Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

FORT WAYNE DWENGER
1. 7:00 pm Tue. New Haven [7-11] vs. Fort Wayne Concordia [11-7]
2. 6:00 pm Wed. Angola [16-4] vs. Leo [11-9]
3. 7:30 pm Wed. Heritage [2-15] vs. Harding [7-9]
4. 6:00 pm Fri. Fort Wayne Dwenger [7-11] vs. Winner Game 1
5. 7:30 pm Fri. Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3
6. 7:30 pm Sat. Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

Class 2A

PRAIRIE HEIGHTS
1. 6:00 pm Tue. Prairie Heights [7-11] vs. Fremont [10-8]
2. 7:30 pm Tue. Eastside [9-8] vs. Garrett [18-2]
3. 6:00 pm Fri. Churubusco [5-13] vs. Winner Game 1
4. 7:30 pm Fri. Central Noble [3-15] vs. Winner Game 2
5. 7:30 pm Sat. Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

SOUTH ADAMS
1. 7:00 pm Tue. Fort Wayne Luers [15-2] vs. Bluffton [2-16]
2. 6:00 pm Fri. South Adams [1-16] vs. Woodlan [8-10]
3. 7:30 pm Fri. Adams Central [8-11] vs. Winner Game 1
4. 7:30 pm Sat. Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

NORTHFIELD
1. 6:00 pm Tue. Northfield [5-14] vs. Wabash [18-1]
2. 7:30 pm Tue. Southwood [8-10] vs. Lewis Cass [3-16]
3. 6:00 pm Fri. North Miami [3-16] vs. Winner Game 1
4. 7:30 pm Fri. Manchester [13-6] vs. Winner Game 2
5. 7:30 pm Sat. Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

Class 1A

FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK
1. 6:00 pm Tue. Elkhart Christian [8-10] vs. Hamilton [0-17]
2. 7:30 pm Tue. Fort Wayne Blackhawk [9-8] vs. Fort Wayne Canterbury [16-2]
3. 6:00 pm Fri. Lakewood Park [7-10] vs. Winner Game 1
4. 7:30 pm Fri. Bethany Christian [10-8] vs. Winner Game 2
5. 7:30 pm Sat. Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4




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