The 110th annual IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament kicked off on Tuesday with first-round games throughout the state.

Outside the Huddle breaks down what went down on Tuesday and the upcoming schedule:

CLASS 4A

Sectional 5 at Carroll

Tuesday

Northrop 52, North Side 48: Qualen Pettus scored 16 points and added eight rebounds as the Bruins fought back to avoid a colossal upset.

North Side put a scare into Northrop by leading most of the second half, but couldn’t make the plays late. Nick Haines added 10 points in the victory.

East Noble 51, DeKalb 36: The Knights limited DeKalb to just eight points through the first eight minutes, setting the tone for what turned into a 15-point victory. Hayden Jones led all scorers with 16 for East Noble. DeKalb was led by Connor Penrod’s 14.

Friday

Carroll (17-5) vs. Northrop (12-12), 6 p.m.

Snider (17-6) vs. East Noble (12-11), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Final, 7:30 p.m.

Sectional 6 at Huntington North

Tuesday, March 3

Huntington North 46, Columbia City 44: A mid-court three-pointer at the buzzer fell short for the Eagles, with the host Vikings emerging with a two-point victory.

Sam Thompson led four Huntington North players in double figures with 13 points, with Deven Newcomb scoring 12, Jordan Hollowell 11 and Dominic Cardwell 10.

Senior Mitchell Wilson led all scorers with 23 points for Columbia City.

Homestead 70, Wayne 50: Luke Goode finished with a double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds as the Spartans rolled.

Alec Grinsfelder led all scorers with 18 points. Grant Simmons added 10 points in the win.

Wayne struggled from the field in the first half, shooting just 5-of-24 before finding the range after the break. Quincy Miles scored 15 points for the Generals and Jaquan Kizer added 14.

Friday

New Haven (16-6) vs. Huntington North (9-14), 6 p.m.

South Side (7-14) vs. Homestead (15-8), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Final, 7:30 p.m.

CLASS 3A

Sectional 21 at NorthWood

Tuesday

Lakeland 54, Tippecanoe Valley 33: Brayden Bontrager’s 24-points, 10-rebound effort led the way for the Lakers. Bracey Shepherd added 17 points in the victory, the first for Lakeland since Jan. 31.

Friday

West Noble (8-14) vs. NorthWood (16-6), 6 p.m.

Wawasee (13-9) vs. Lakeland (7-16), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Final, 7:30 p.m.

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Leo’s Zack Troyer shoots over Bishop Luers defenders during March 4’s Class 3A Sectional game at Garrett.

Sectional 22 at Garrett

Tuesday

Concordia Lutheran 49, Bishop Dwenger 39: Brayden Pearson scored 13 points and Evan Minger added 11 as the Cadets advanced to Friday’s semifinals.

Hunter Burns was the lone Saint in double digits with 12 points.

Wednesday

Woodlan 75, Garrett 50: The Warriors jumped out to an 18-0 lead quickly and led 39-15 at the half. Mitch Mendenhall led Woodlan with 28 points, followed by 13 from Joe Reidy and 12 points from Trevor Wiedenhoeft.

Host Garrett was led by 25 points from Jayden Broadnax.

Leo 58, Bishop Luers 46: The Lions opened the game with a 16-7 first quarter and never let their lead slip away in beating the SAC champions. Leo held a 49-30 rebounding advantage. DJ Allen led the Lions with 19 points and 16 rebounds, Blake Davison scored 19 points with seven rebounds and Zack Troyer had 12 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks for Leo.

Naylon Thompson scored a game high 25 points for Bishop Luers.

Friday

Angola (14-8) vs. Concordia Lutheran (11-11), 6 p.m.

Woodlan vs. Leo, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Final, 7:30 p.m.

Sectional 23 at Norwell

Tuesday

Bellmont 64, Eastern 41: Three Braves hit double figures in the win, led by Tyler James’ 20 points. Kade Fuelling added 17 and seven rebounds while Nic Ellsworth scored 14 and had eight rebounds.

Mississinewa 57, Oak Hill 43

Friday

Norwell (20-2) vs. Bellmont (11-12), 6 p.m.

Heritage (4-18) vs. Mississinewa (18-4), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Final, 7 p.m.

CLASS 2A

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Westview’s Charlie Yoder brings the ball up against a Prairie Heights defender during March 3’s Class 2A Sectional game.

Sectional 35 at Westview

Tuesday, March 3

Westview 70, Prairie Heights 54: Charlie Yoder scored 35 points and added 20 rebounds in the win, the latest in a series of high-profile showcase games for the senior.

Yoder is now the all-time leading scorer in Elkhart “area” history, surpassing Shawn Kemp of Concord.

Wednesday

Bremen 44, Fairfield 43: Tony Hardin scored 14 and Reece Willis added 12 as Bremen picked up their sixth win of the season. Nolin Sharick led Fairfield with 14 points.

Central Noble 61, Eastside 40: Connor Essegian became the first player in Noble County history to surpass 600 points in a season with his 23 points, including five three point makes for Central Noble. Essegian added 10 rebounds and Sawyer Yoder scored 10 points in the win. Logan Fry led Eastside with 12 points.

Friday

Churubusco (13-6) vs. Westview (21-3), 6 p.m.

Bremen vs. Central Noble, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Final, 7 p.m.

Sectional 36 at Manchester

Tuesday

Wabash 53, Bluffton 44

Canterbury 58, Manchester 56: Noah Drapala and Will Shank each scored 13 points and Holidey Stephenson added 12 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Cavaliers in a close victory.

Wednesday

South Adams 55, Adams Central 39: James Arnold scored 19 points to lead the Starfires.

Blackhawk Christian 76, Whitko 52

Friday

Wabash (19-4) vs. Canterbury (11-11), 6 p.m.

South Adams vs. Blackhawk Christian, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Final, 7 p.m.

CLASS 1A

Sectional 51 at Fremont

Tuesday

Fremont 50, Bethany Christian 40

Friday

Elkhart Christian (9-13) vs. Hamilton (1-19), 6 p.m.

Lakewood Park Christian (11-11) vs. Fremont (8-15), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Final, 7 p.m.

Sectional 53 at Southern Wells

Tuesday

Northfield 85, North Miami 50

Southern Wells 63, Smith Academy 28

Friday

Lakeland Christian (5-18) vs. Northfield (6-17), 6 p.m.

Southwood (8-12) vs. Southern Wells (6-17), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Final, 7 p.m.

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