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High school basketball media picks and fan picks

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Davis, Hayes begin to separate from pack

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 5:26 am

TOM DAVIS, News-Sentinel sports editor

Last week - 8-2

Overall - 17-3

Leo over Garrett - Lions have too much at both ends.

Heritage over South Adams - Patriots are second-best 1-4 team in area.

Woodlan over Adams Central - Great small-school matchup.

Homestead over Carroll - Carroll drops to 1-5 for second straight season.

Norwell over DeKalb - This was an awful matchup for football, good for hoops.

Canterbury over Blackhawk Christian - Cavaliers have too much firepower.

Concordia Lutheran over Bishop Luers - Best “team” wins.

Northrop over North Side - I don't feel real confident with this pick.

Wayne over Snider - I like what Aaron Rehrer is doing down south.

Bishop Dwenger over South Side - Coaching will play a role in this one.

REGGIE HAYES, News-Sentinel columnist

Last week - 8-2

Overall - 17-3

Leo over Garrett - Lions bounce back after getting bounced by New Haven.

Heritage over South Adams - Patriots primed for their second straight win.

Woodlan over Adams Central - ACAC foes could go overtime on Jets' home court.

Homestead over Carroll - Spartans use depth and experience in coaching showdown.

Norwell over DeKalb - This one could come down to a last-second shot.

Canterbury over Blackhawk Christian - Two quality programs in annual barnburner.

Concordia Lutheran over Bishop Luers - Slight edge to the home-court Cadets.

Northrop over North Side - Interesting battled rides on transition defense.

Snider over Wayne - Panthers might be better than outsiders expected.

South Side over Bishop Dwenger - South Side's defense provides the difference.

DON CONVERSET, News-Sentinel assistant sports editor

Last week - 8-2

Overall - 15-5

Leo over Garrett - Lions have too much offense for Railroaders

Heritage over South Adams - Patriots are better than their 1-4 record.

Woodlan over Adams Central - It won't be easy but Warriors will win sixth straight.

Homestead over Carroll - Spartans start NHC season off on right foot.

Norwell over DeKalb - Knights will remain undefeated.

Canterbury over Blackhawk Christian - Cavs' Van Horn is having outstanding season.

Concordia Lutheran over Bishop Luers - Cadets win despite offensive onslaught by Blackmon Jr.

Northrop over North Side - Bruins are focused on winning SAC.

Snider over Wayne - Panthers had nice win over North Side last week.

South Side over Bishop Dwenger - Archers are quick, Saints are young.

JUSTIN KENNY, News-Sentinel prep basketball expert

Last week - 6-4

Overall - 15-5

Leo over Garrett - Lions will move to 2-0 in ACAC.

Heritage over South Adams - Starfires have not beaten Heritage since 2005.

Adams Central over Woodlan - Warriors fall short of matching last year's win total.

Homestead over Carroll - Spartans have great 1-2 punch in Gamble and Swanigan.

Norwell over DeKalb - Knights stay undefeated.

Canterbury over Blackhawk Christian - Teams played a pair of close games a year ago.

Concordia Lutheran over Bishop Luers - James Jr. playing spectacular, but Cadets more complete team.

Northrop over North Side - Redskins could be out of SAC race already.

Snider over Wayne - Only Concordia has as much size up front in the SAC as the Panthers have.

Bishop Dwenger over South Side - Archers have been competitive against tough early-season schedule.

THE FANS, News-Sentinel online polls

Last week - 8-2

Overall - 15-5

Leo: 84.85 percent over Garrett: 15.15 percent

Heritage: 75.86 percent over South Adams: 24.14 percent

Adams Central: 56.25 percent over Woodlan: 43.75 percent

Homestead: 89.74 percent over Carroll: 10.26 percent

Norwell: 82.86 percent over DeKalb: 17.14 percent

Canterbury: 81.58 percent over Blackhawk Christian: 18.42 percent

Concordia Lutheran: 70.73 percent over Bishop Luers: 29.27 percent

Northrop: 85.71 percent over North Side: 14.29 percent

Snider: 72.22 percent over Wayne: 27.78 percent

Bishop Dwenger: 61.76 percent over South Side: 38.24 percent