The 110th annual IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament continued on Friday with semifinal action at 64 sectional states across the state.
Outside the Huddle breaks down what went down on Wednesday and what is in store for Saturday’s finals.
Sectional 5 at Carroll
Northrop 52, North Side 48
East Noble 51, DeKalb 36
Northrop 44, Carroll 30: The Bruins pulled off the surprise of the tournament locally thus far, downing the Chargers in the semifinals.
Qualen Pettus finished with a team-high 17 points for Northrop while Nick Haines added 14 points.
It was the second-straight sectional victory for the Bruins over Carroll, with Coach Rod Chamble’s team earning a 41-31 win last season.
Cody Burkey led Carroll with 12 points. The Chargers were held to their lowest point total since scoring just 29 points in a loss to Warsaw on Feb. 26, 2016.
Snider 66, East Noble 52: Michael Eley and Dillon Duff combined for 39 points as the Panthers rolled past East Noble.
Eley finished with 20 points and Duff 19. Hayden Jones scored 27 points for East Noble.
Snider 59, Northrop 56: Dillon Duff scored a game high 28 for Snider. Northrop was led by 21 for Qualen Pettus and 19 for TeNoah Ridley.
Sectional 6 at Huntington North
Tuesday, March 3
Huntington North 46, Columbia City 44
Homestead 70, Wayne 50
New Haven 68, Huntington North 51: Donovynn Lewis scored 24 points and sophomore Jakar Williams finished with a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Bulldogs rolled into Saturday’s finals.
Homestead 84, South Side 63: The Spartans scored 27 points in the first half and cruised to a win by notching their highest points output of the season.
Luke Goode led all scorers with 30 points, while Andrew Leeper adding 18 points and Alec Grinsfelder and Grant Simmons 13 apiece.
New Haven 46, Homestead 44: 17 points from Thomas Latham led the Bulldogs.
Sectional 21 at NorthWood
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.
NorthWood 52, West Noble 33
Wawasee 56, Lakeland 45
NorthWood 49, Wawasee 32
Sectional 22 at Garrett
Concordia Lutheran 49, Bishop Dwenger 39
Woodlan 75, Garrett 50
Leo 58, Bishop Luers 46
Concordia Lutheran 47, Angola 40: Brayden Pearson led all scorers with 17 points as the Cadets beat Angola after losses in the last three years in sectional play.
The Cadets led by double digits for most of the second half, but the Hornets would trim the deficit to as few as four, but Concordia made plays late to preserve the victory.
Dyer Ball scored 16 points and Brian Parrish 15 points for the Hornets.
Leo 66, Woodlan 39: The Lions trailed by two points at halftime but limited the Warriors to 15 total points in the second half to win.
D.J. Allen had a team-high 15 points for the Lions. Joe Reidy scored 14 points for Woodlan.
Leo 51, Concordia 47: Blake Davison led the way with 20 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals while DJ Allen posted another double double for Leo with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Sectional 23 at Norwell
Bellmont 64, Eastern 41
Mississinewa 57, Oak Hill 43
Norwell 64, Bellmont 46: The Knights led by 18 points at the break and didn’t look back in downing NE8 foe Bellmont to advance. Will Geiger had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Norwell and Connor Torson added 14 points and 8 assists.
Mississinewa 70, Heritage 50: Tai McClung scored 23 points to lead all scorers as the Indians dispatched of Heritage.
Freshman Luke Saylor dropped 14 to pace the Patriots.
Norwell 46, Mississinewa 43
Sectional 35 at Westview
Westview 70, Prairie Heights 54
Bremen 44, Fairfield 43
Central Noble 61, Eastside 40
Churubusco 58, Westview 50: The Eagles dispatched of the team they shared the NECC title with for the second time this season, ending the storied prep career of Westview senior Charlie Yoder.
Churubusco built a big lead in the first half and held on after the break, making the plays to off Westview. Hunter Perlich scored 16 points to lead the Eagles.
Meanwhile, Yoder scored 21 points and ended his high school career with 2,163 career points, good for 25th all time in the state of Indiana.
Central Noble 60, Bremen 57: The Cougars set up an all-NECC final at Westview on Saturday with a close win. Sawyer Yoder had a game high 24 points for the Cougars while Connor Essegian added 22 points and 11 rebounds.
Churubusco 54, Central Noble 49: Jackson Paul led the way with 16 points and three assists and Landen Jordan added 11 points and 14 rebounds for Churubusco.
Sectional 36 at Manchester
Wabash 53, Bluffton 44
Canterbury 58, Manchester 56
South Adams 55, Adams Central 39
Blackhawk Christian 76, Whitko 52
Canterbury 69, Wabash 66: The Cavaliers trailed by as many as 21 points before roaring back and stealing a win from the Apaches.
Will Shank led the way with 32 points for Canterbury, while Noah Drapala added 21 points and Chris Diwis 10 points
Blackhawk Christian 83, South Adams 46: Zane Burke scored 22 points to lead the Braves and Caleb Furst added 16.
Blackhawk Christian 76, Canterbury 54: Caleb Furst scored 25 and Zane Burke had 24 for the Braves.
Sectional 51 at Fremont
Fremont 50, Bethany Christian 40
Elkhart Christian 83, Hamilton 30
Lakewood Park Christian 66, Fremont 41
Elkhart Christian 61, Lakewood Park 52: Caedmon Bontrager had 15 points in the loss.
Sectional 53 at Southern Wells
Northfield 85, North Miami 50
Southern Wells 63, Smith Academy 28
Lakeland Christian 59, Northfield 43
Southwood 69, Southern Wells 44
Southwood 78, Lakeland Christian 25