HARDWOOD CONSEQUENCES: Seymour will be the location to be in March

Nothing versus the other three regional sectionals– specifically the 2A at Paoli, which ought to be wonderful– the place to be in March is plainly Seymour.That’s not just locally, that’s statewide. Possibly nationally. It’s tough to picture there’s going to be a more appealing competition anywhere in the country than the sectional at Seymour.Here’s the stat to understand: Eliminating the video games they have actually played against each other, Brand-new Albany, Floyd Central and Jeffersonville are a combined 51-2 this season. Both losses can be found in overtime. Floyd Central’s was available in the Hall of Fame Classic. The Highlanders were beaten by fourth-ranked Bloomington South without 2 of its beginners readily available due to health problem. Jeffersonville’s loss came versus one of Kentucky’s leading groups– Valley– in a thriller.Combined, the 3 teams are winning their games by more than 22 points per game.

These numbers are astonishing.In the history of young boys’basketball, has there ever been three teams going to one sectional

with such outstanding resumĂ©s?”I have actually been fortunate to play in some great other sectionals along the method,”stated Jeffersonville coach

Joe Luce, who also coached at state powers Marion and Richmond,” however this is absolutely the finest. Whoever comes out of our sectional, I hope is the state champ. We’re going to do everything we can to be that team.”Then there’s Bedford North Lawrence. Typically, the 12-7 Stars would be a severe sectional contender, if not the favorite. This year, BNL is thought about an also-ran by many. “Here’s something you can’t forget our sectional: You can not sleep on Bedford North Lawrence, “Luce said.”They’re going to be harmful

. … While those are the three groups to beat, always remember about Bedford. I think they can knock somebody off and trigger some trouble.”If you have a group in a field at Paoli, Borden or North Harrison, go enjoy it. If you do not have a horse in the race and you’re just a general basketball fan, get yourself to Seymour. And act quick. Tickets aren’t going to last long. NTSPY FINALISTS? Everybody understands among the NTSPY Player of the Year finalists. Spoiler alert: He’s going to win it for the 4th year in a row.So who will be the other two finalists


The coaches and a panel make the last

choice, however in my viewpoint, New Albany senior Sean East ought to be a lock. As Mike Hutsell tweeted this weekend, of the 414 IHSAA teams in

Indiana, East would be the best on around 400

of them. East should also be an Indiana All-Star as long as the Bulldogs make a deep tournament run.The 3rd? It’s going to be difficult to select, much like in 2015. Henryville’s Nick Walker, the Floyd Central duo of Luke Gohmann and Cobie Barnes, Silver Creek’s Zane Gross and Jeffersonville’s Bailey Falkenstein, who was a finalist last season, have actually made great cases.

There’s most likely likewise time for Christian Academy’s Noah Williams, Rock Creek’s Terrance Browning and Clarksville’s Christian Stewart to make a push for the first team.The 3rd finalist will probably come down to who performs in the postseason. THE FUTURE IS HERE Something that has actually struck me this season is how much freshmen have added to good varsity teams this season.Of course, the very best example is at Silver Creek, where Kooper Jacobi and Trey Kaufman are already contributing to a 14-5 team. 2 more have actually caught my eye of late. Providence’s Nick Sexton and Jeffersonville’s Jaylen Fairman

have recently become major dangers. Sexton looked great Friday versus New Albany and Fairman had 12 points, four rebounds, four assists and 3 steals in the Red

Devils’win at Jennings County on Saturday. Ty Crace is likewise contributing at Charlestown and needs to have a nice future for the Pirates.This comes on the heels

of a 2020 class that includes Julien Hunter, Trey Hourigan and Darian Starks of New Albany, Jacob Jones and Tre Coleman of Jeffersonville and Bailey Conrad of Christian Academy. GAMER OF THE WEEK NOAH WILLIAMS, CHRISTIAN ACADEMY The Warrior senior installed 29 points and struck the video game winner in double overtime of Tuesday’s 60-58 win over Lanesville. Two nights later on, he scored 29 again– this time in a 75-68 victory over Trinity Lutheran. TOP PERFORMANCES – Terrance Browning, Rock Creek: Browning scored a team-best 29 points in Friday’s 77-68 loss at Spencer County (Ky.). – Bailey Falkenstein, Jeffersonville: Falkenstein gathered 25 in


Devils ’91-58 blowout win at Evansville Reitz on Saturday. – Zane Gross, Silver Creek: Gross scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half of the Dragons’MSC-clinching 57-36 win at Scottsburg. – Romeo Langford, New Albany: Langford scored 53 points in the Bulldogs’92-44 win at Providence.

Christian Stewart

, Clarksville: In Friday’s 70-53 win at Salem, Stewart scored 23 points and was a perfect 5-of-5 at the nasty line. POWER POLL – 1. New Albany (19-1,

No. 1 last week): The Bulldogs have actually won 16 video games in a row which’s likely to reach 18 heading into the postseason. – 2. Floyd Central(18-1, 2 ): The Highlanders continue to

be 1b . They’ve won 11 in a row. – 3. Jeffersonville( 17-3, 3 ): New Albany and Floyd are the favorites heading into the postseason, but the Devils are hiding. – 5. Henryville (17-3, 4):Of all the excellent winning streaks in the area, the Hornets’ is best at 17 after beating NewWashington and Crawford County. –4. Silver Creek (14-5, 5): The Dragons clinched the MSC title with a win at Scottsburg


– 6. Clarksville(14-5,

6): Like Jeff, the Generals are darkhorses but are playing their finest basketball at the correct time. – 7. Christian Academy( 9-7, 7): The Warriors had their 5-game winning streak snapped at Clarksville, however the Warriors have actually just recently played like the Warriors we expected all season. – 8. Providence (7-12, 8):The Leaders aren’t a group potential challengers will desire to see in Sunday’s sectional draw.

9. Borden (7-9, 9):Like usual, Doc Nash has actually gotten the most from the Braves. They’ll be a harmful team in your home in the sectional.

10. Rock Creek (5-15, 10): Terrance Browning is truly, great. Sufficient to carry a group to a

sectional title? We’ll see.



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