Bounce’s Picks for the week of December 27-31

Short week again?! Those holidays can get in the way. But here are some picks to wrap up 2021.

Each week, Bounce will pick 15 or more games in the area that draw his interest.

*Unlike Blitz, we aren’t picking spreads here…just winners


2021-22 RECORD: 71-30


Northrop at Noblesville, Monday

After making a great run at Mishawaka Marian last week, you have to believe that Northrop is really set up for a big-time win. This one could give him huge momentum heading into the new year. It’s not easy trip to make it all, but something in me just says that the Jackson sisters are going to have a blowout games. BOUNCE PICKS NORTHROP

Eastside at Bellmont, Tuesday

The Blazers are rolling as of late and this is a big time challenge heading into a new year where both teams have major conference games ahead of them. Eastside will have to keep this one low score and really value each and every possession. If Bellmont is able to speed this up, the Blazers can still score with them, but I don’t think it’s ideal. BOUNCE PICKS BELLMONT

Yorktown at Jay County, Tuesday

Jay County really does deserve more attention and respect at this point. BOUNCE PICKS JAY COUNTY

Garrett vs. Kokomo at Warsaw Tournament, Thursday

I like to see area team against decent competition from out of the area. This game of affords that opportunity and I like it. BOUNCE PICKS GARRETT

Plymouth vs. Norwell at Wawasee Classic, Thursday

See above. This one though could be a real barn burner. Norwell has lost to the very best in the area this year. But other than that, they are pretty flawless and like a normal Norwell team. This game should really close. BOUNCE PICKS NORWELL


Prairie Heights at East Noble at East Noble Tournament, Tuesday

Which East Noble team will we get at their home tournament? This team has had some really good highs and some really crappy lows already in 2021. A win over a surging Panthers team really could mean a lot. The Panthers are surging though and for good reason. I’m trying to make sure teams are on alert at just how good of a scorer Chase Bachelor is. Give him your respect, he’s making things go. BOUNCE PICKS PRAIRIE HEIGHTS

Lawrence Central vs. Norwell at Noblesville Tournament, Tuesday

While this isn’t among the best Lawrence Central teams in recent memory, it’s still a tough challenge for the Knights, as is this tournament. Does iron really sharpen iron? Big win for the Knights coming. BOUNCE PICKS NORWELL

South Bend Washington vs. Warsaw at Warsaw Classic, Tuesday

The Tigers are really in good shape to end the year. Big chance to prove that here. BOUNCE PICKS WARSAW

Snider vs. Huntington North at Huntington North Tournament, Wednesday

Can the Vikings slow Snider down enough? Can they even touch Aidan Lambert. Maybe some, but not enough. BOUNCE PICKS SNIDER

Fishers vs. New Haven at Huntington North Tournament, Wednesday

This Tournament will be no joke. New Haven has played really solid basketball but the results haven’t been really good yet. This could get them over the hump but Fishers is no joke. BOUNCE PICKS FISHERS

Eastside at West Noble, Thursday

West Noble has some bones to pick. And coming off on unexpected loss last week in conference, they need this one. Will it matter? Eastside is perfect for a reason. The Chargers are going to get Austin Cripe going, but Eastside has shown an almost unprecedented balance for the conference. BOUNCE PICKS EASTSIDE

Westview at Central Noble, Friday

Literally the last game of the year. This one is never an easy win for either team, and these two teams have had some of the more fun battles in the conference over the last four years. Home court matters. So does the name Essegian. BOUNCE PICKS CENTRAL NOBLE

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