Sectional field set; Corydon to host 3A
With three teams ranked in the Class 3A top 10, Corydon is a likely hot spot to catch boys’ basketball tournament action next week.
Corydon Central is set to host the Class 3A Sectional 30 for the first time since the 2009-10 season. That year, the Panthers defeated Crawford County in the championship game and advanced to the Washington Regional.
Featuring 5,823 student-athletes, 397 teams were drawn Sunday and placed into brackets for the 105th annual Indiana High School Athletic Association Boys’ Basketball State Tournament presented by the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever.
Play in the eight-team Sectional 30 bracket will begin Tuesday with Madison vs. Salem at 6 p.m. and 3A No. 3 Silver Creek vs. 3A No. 5 Brownstown Central at 7:30 p.m.
Silver Creek carries a 7-0 record versus the sectional field yet still hosts Corydon Central tonight (Wednesday) at 7:30 in a regular-season meeting. The Dragons are also the defending sectional champion.
The opposite side of the bracket is where Corydon Central and North Harrison landed through the blind draw.
On Wednesday, March 4, North Harrison will battle Scottsburg at 6 p.m. The Warriors won the regular season tilt at home, 65-54, on Jan. 10.
Host Corydon Central will hit the floor after the Cougars and Warriors at 7:30 on March 4 against Charlestown. Corydon Central has won 10 straight in the series, including a 60-54 game on Feb. 7.
Semi-final games will take place Friday, March 6, with the championship commencing on Saturday, March 7.
In the Class 1A Sectional 62, teams will head to Borden. Two teams ‘ Christian Academy of Indiana (No. 6) and Rock Creek Academy (No. 9) ‘ will enter the postseason ranked in their respective class.
Kicking off the sectional on Tuesday at 6 p.m. will be a clash of Harrison County rivals, Lanesville and South Central. The defending sectional champion Eagles defeated South Central during the regular season, 61-42. The winner will take on Christian Academy of Indiana on Friday, March 6, at 6 p.m.
The bottom half of the bracket has Rock Creek squaring off against Borden in the opening round. The winner punches a ticket to meet New Washington in the semi-final.
Crawford County is set to host the Class 2A Sectional 46 games. The Wolfpack drew a first-round bye and wait to face either Providence or Henryville in the semi-final. The semi-final game for the Wolfpack will be Friday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m.
The regional rounds are slated for March 14 and semi-states on March 21. The four state championship games that make up the state finals will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on March 28.
Defending state champions are: Class 4A ‘ Indianapolis Arsenal Technical; Class 3A ‘ Greensburg; Class 2A ‘ Park Tudor; and Class A ‘ Marquette Catholic.
Sectional tickets cost $6 per session or $10 for all sessions.
Following are the complete pairings (records are through this past weekend):
Class 3A Sectional 30 at Corydon Central:
Game 1 ‘ Madison (11-8) vs. Salem (8-12), March 3, 6 p.m.
Game 2 ‘ Silver Creek (17-2) vs. Brownstown Central (15-3), March 3, 7:30 p.m.
Game 3 ‘ Scottsburg (13-6) vs. North Harrison (6-14), March 4, 6 p.m.
Game 4 ‘ Corydon Central (14-5) vs. Charlestown (8-11), March 4, 7:30 p.m.
Game 5 ‘ Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, March 6, 6 p.m.
Game 6 ‘ Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4, March 6, 7:30 p.m.
Championship ‘ Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6, March 7, 7 p.m.
Class 2A Sectional 46 at Crawford County:
Game 1 ‘ Eastern (Pekin) (10-8) vs. Paoli (12-7), March 3, 6 p.m.
Game 2 ‘ Providence (7-11) vs. Henryville (8-10), March 3, 7:30 p.m.
Game 3 ‘ Clarksville (2-17) vs. Winner of Game 1, March 6, 6 p.m.
Game 4 ‘ Crawford County (15-6) vs. Winner of Game 2, March 6, 7:30 p.m.
Championship ‘ Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4, March 7, 7 p.m.
Class 1A Sectional 62 at Borden:
Game 1 ‘ Lanesville (8-12) vs. South Central (3-19), March 3, 6 p.m.
Game 2 ‘ Rock Creek Academy (17-4) vs. Borden (11-8), March 3, 7:30 p.m.
Game 3 ‘ Christian Academy of Indiana (18-4) vs. Winner of Game 1, March 6, 6 p.m.
Game 4 ‘ New Washington (8-12) vs. Winner of Game 2, March 6, 7:30 p.m.
Championship ‘ Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4, March 7, 7:30 p.m.