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High school basketball media picks and fan picks (Week 3)

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Trio of experts nearly perfect in first go-around

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 1:21 am

TOM DAVIS, News-Sentinel sports editor

Last week - 9-1

Overall - 9-1

Canterbury over Adams Central - Kreiger has Cavaliers off to strong start.

Heritage over Bellmont - Patriots are on verge of breakthrough.

New Haven over Leo - Good rivalry game between good teams.

Woodlan over Blackhawk Christian - May be best game in area.

Carroll over Huntington North - Chargers may be best 0-4 team anywhere.

Columbia City over Marion - Giants lost to Wapahani. Where am I?

North Side over Snider - Redskins are not who you want to open the season against.

Northrop over Wayne - Bruins playing really well of late.

Bluffton over Northfield - This'll be closer than Tiger fans want.

Concordia Lutheran over Bishop Dwenger - This isn't football season anymore.

REGGIE HAYES, News-Sentinel columnist

Last week - 9-1

Overall - 9-1

Canterbury over Adams Central - The Cavs' trademark tenacity remains in place.

Heritage over Bellmont - Both teams struggling, but Pats' offense prevails.

New Haven over Leo - Could be an uptempo, bombs-away showdown.

Woodlan over Blackhawk Christian - Warriors establishing some consistent play early.

Carroll over Huntington North - Chargers are better than their 0-4 record.

Columbia City over Marion - The Eagles are up and running, maybe flying.

North Side over Snider - Redskins benefit from four games worth of experience.

Northrop over Wayne - Expect this game to hinge on a late "and-one."

Bluffton over Northfield - Let's see if the Tigers can bounce back from a bad game.

Concordia Lutheran over Bishop Dwenger - Cadets' experience prevails over emerging young Saints.

DON CONVERSET, News-Sentinel assistant sports editor

Last week - 7-3

Overall - 7-3

Canterbury over Adams Central - This will be a close one but Cavs prevail.

Heritage over Bellmont – Patriots get their first win after four losses.

New Haven over Leo – Bulldogs will slow down Lions.

Woodlan over Blackhawk Christian – Warriors have won four straight after an opening-game loss.

Carroll over Huntington North – Brutal schedule has left Chargers winless - not anymore.

Columbia City over Marion – Eagles will improve record to 5-0.

North Side over Snider – Panthers haven't played because of deep run in football playoffs.

Northrop over Wayne – A lot of offensive weapons in this game.

Bluffton over Northfield – Tough game to call but Tigers come out on top on the road.

Concordia over Bishop Dwenger – Cadets still stinging from last seasons sectional-loss to Saints.

JUSTIN KENNY, News-Sentinel prep basketball expert

Last week - 9-1

Overall - 9-1

Adams Central over Canterbury - Flying Jets will make it two straight over the Cavaliers.

Heritage over Bellmont - Patriots have had tough schedule, will get first win.

New Haven over Leo - Bulldogs not just V.J. Beachem.

Blackhawk Christian over Woodlan - Coach Randall doing good things with Warriors, but Braves win.

Carroll over Huntington North - Chargers' four losses to teams a combined 10-1.

Columbia City over Marion - Giants a long way from past glory.

North Side over Snider - Panthers guard Leander Williams takes on his former team.

Northrop over Wayne - Generals get a dose of reality against the Bruins.

Bluffton over Northfield - Last Tigers loss to Northfield came in 1998.

Concordia Lutheran over Bishop Dwenger - Cadets better be careful, Saints put a scare into Norwell.

THE FANS, News-Sentinel online polls

Last week - 7-3

Overall - 7-3

Canterbury: 95.83 percent over Adams Central: 4.17 percent

Heritage: 76.0 percent over Bellmont 24.0 percent

New Haven: 80.0 percent over Leo: 20.0 percent

Woodlan: 65.38 percent over Blackhawk Christian: 34.62 percent

Carroll: 84.0 percent over Huntington North: 16.0 percent

Columbia City: 62.96 percent over Marion: 37.04 percent

North Side: 68.0 percent over Snider: 32.0 percent

Northrop: 96.15 percent over Wayne: 3.85 percent

Bluffton: 79.17 percent over Northfield: 20.83 percent

Concordia Lutheran: 96.15 percent over Bishop Dwenger: 3.85 percent