IHSAA Girls Basketball Tournament Tops 400 Teams for First Time

By: Indiana High School Athletic Association Last Updated: February 3, 2014

IHSAA LOGOA total of 402 schools, three more than last year ‐ and 5,480 student athletes are set to participate in the tourney which begins in nine days. It’s the first time 400 schools or more have entered the girls state tournament.

As announced last evening, this is the first year that both of the state’s professional basketball franchises have been presenting sponsors of both girls and boys state tournaments.

Sectional games are scheduled to begin Tuesday, Feb. 11, and run through Saturday, Feb. 15, with the regional round slated for Feb. 22 and semistates on March 1. The four state championship games that make up the state finals will be played at the Hulman Center in Terre Haute for the third consecutive year on Saturday, March 8.

Lawrence North is the top‐ranked team in the Class 4A poll from the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association as well as the single class poll from the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association. The Wildcats drew Indianapolis Cathedral in Sectional 10 at Indianapolis Arsenal Technical. In Class 3A, No. 1 Princeton will play Gibson Southern in Sectional 32.

Class 2A No. 1 Heritage Christian takes on Indianapolis Shortridge in the Sectional 42 opener at Indianapolis Howe.

Oregon-Davis, the top team in Class A, begins its quest when it meets South Central (Union Mills) in the opening game of Sectional 51 at Triton.

Among the defending state champions, Bedford North Lawrence, ranked second in 4A, drew Floyd Central in Sectional 15 at Jennings County.

Mt. Vernon (Fortville), last year’s 3A titlist, is now playing in the 4A tournament and will meet Greenfield‐Central in Sectional 9 at Connersville.

Evansville Mater Dei, the winner of the last two 2A crowns and now ranked No. 2 in Class 3A, will take on Mt. Vernon in Sectional 32 at Boonville. A sectional championship game featuring top‐ranked Princeton and No. 2 Mater Dei could happen if both teams prove themselves.

And after winning the last two Class A championships, Fort Wayne Canterbury has moved up a class and will face Adams Central in Sectional 36 at Bluffton. The Cavaliers are the second‐ranked 2A club and have won 10 straight sectional titles, all in Class A. Northeast Dubois, another Class A squad, continues to lead the state with 11 consecutive sectional championships. The Jeeps will look to extend that streak beginning with a first round matchup against Cannelton in Sectional 64 at Wood Memorial.

 

Sectionals

Dates: February 11, 14, 15, 2014.

Admission: $6 per session; $10 all sessions.

Home Team: The second team listed in each game is the designated home team.

Official Basketball: The Wilson Evolution Wide Channel (B0586), the official ball of the IHSAA state tournament, will be provided for use at each host site.

Class 4A at Lowell

Game 1: Hammond Morton vs. East Chicago Central.

Game 2: Highland vs. Lake Central.

Game 3: Munster vs. Gary West Side.

Game 4: Lowell vs. Winner of Game 1.

Game 5: Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3.

Championship: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5.

2. Hobart (8)

Game 1: Portage vs. Crown Point.

Game 2: Hobart vs. La Porte.

Game 3: Michigan City vs. Chesterton.

Game 4: Valparaiso vs. Merrillville.

Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.

Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.

Class 3A

17. Griffith (7)

Game 1: Lighthouse CPA vs. Griffith.

Game 2: Hammond Gavit vs. Gary Wallace.

Game 3: Hammond Clark vs. Gary Roosevelt.

Game 4: Hammond vs. Winner of Game 1.

Game 5: Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3.

Championship: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5.

18. Hanover Central (7)

Game 1: Wheeler vs. Knox.

Game 2: Calumet vs. Andrean.

Game 3: Hanover Central vs. New Prairie.

Game 4: Kankakee Valley vs. Winner of Game 1.

Game 5: Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3.

Championship: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5.

Class 2A

33. Whiting (7)

Game 1: Hammond Bishop Noll vs. Hebron.

Game 2: Lake Station Edison vs. Bowman Academy.

Game 3: River Forest vs. Whiting.

Game 4: Boone Grove vs. Winner of Game 1.

Game 5: Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3.

Championship: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5.

Class A

49. Kouts (7)

Game 1: Covenant Christian (DeMotte) vs. Washington Township.

Game 2: 21st Century‐Gary vs. Morgan Township.

Game 3: Kouts vs. Westville.

Game 4: Marquette Catholic vs. Winner of Game 1.

Game 5: Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3.

Championship: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5.