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Converset, fans coming off perfect weeks

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 3:59 am

TOM DAVIS, News-Sentinel sports editor

Last week - 8-2

Overall - 32-8

BOYS

Northrop over South Side - Not even close.

Bishop Luers over Snider - Great game will be close to finish.

Concordia Lutheran vs Bishop Dwenger - Cadets are best team in area.

North Side over Wayne - Redskins getting better as season progresses.

Indianapolis Tech over Northrop - Bruins in midst of NBA-type schedule.

Homestead over DeKalb - Sparty is a different level than Barons.

GIRLS

South Side over North Side - Mercy rule may need applied.

Bishop Luers over Bishop Dwenger - Knights dominated rival last month.

Snider over Northrop - Panthers on a serious roll.

Concordia Lutheran over Wayne - See South-North comment.

REGGIE HAYES, News-Sentinel columnist

Last week - 8-2

Overall - 30-10

BOYS

Northrop over South Side - Bruins know what it takes at holiday tourney time.

Bishop Luers over Snider - Knights should keep getting better with time.

Concordia Lutheran over Bishop Dwenger - Cadets playing like team on a mission.

North Side over Wayne - I'll not underestimate the Redskins again.

Northrop over Indianapolis Tech - Scott brothers rise in the big moments.

Homestead over DeKalb - If Adison Daub gets hot, Barons could pull upset.

GIRLS

South Side over North Side - Pretty sure the Archers will be fired up.

Bishop Luers over Bishop Dwenger - At this point, I can't figure out either team.

Snider over Northrop - Average teams will not slow Panthers' offense.

Concordia Lutheran over Wayne - Cadets' solid program keeps on rolling.

DON CONVERSET, News-Sentinel assistant sports editor

Last week - 10-0

Overall - 30-10

BOYS

Northrop over South Side - Archers are improving but not enough to beat Bruins.

Snider over Bishop Luers - Panthers are an under-rated talented group.

Concordia Lutheran over Bishop Dwenger - Saints gave good showing first time but will lose again.

Wayne over North Side - Mitchell brothers will come through at crunch time.

Northrop over Indianapolis Tech - Bruins have something to prove.

DeKalb over Homestead - Barons are a sleeping giant.

GIRLS

South Side over North Side - Archers will win SAC Tournament.

Bishop Luers vs Bishop Dwenger - Knights' 7 losses are deceiving.

Snider over Northrop - Shipman, Wimby lead talented group of Panthers.

Concordia Lutheran over Wayne - Cadets have lots of talent.

JUSTIN KENNY, News-Sentinel prep basketball expert

Last week - 8-2

Overall - 30-10

BOYS

Northrop over South Side - Bruins begin busy week of games.

Bishop Luers over Snider - Blackmon Jr. going off so far this year.

Concordia Lutheran over Bishop Dwenger - Cadets have already beaten the Saints once this season.

North Side over Wayne - A healthy roster means the Redskins are once again a threat.

Northrop over Indianapolis Tech - A huge 4A matchup at New Castle Fieldhouse.

Homestead over DeKalb - Spartans rebound from Concordia loss at Carroll Shootout.

GIRLS

South Side over North Side - Archers' two losses have come to teams a combined 20-1.

Bishop Luers over Bishop Dwenger - Knights have not had this many defeats before Jan. 1 in a long time.

Snider over Northrop - Panthers on a roll with six straight victories.

Concordia Lutheran over Wayne - Does not look like much of a rebuilding year for the Cadets.

FAN POLLS, NEWS-SENTINEL ONLINE POLLS

LAST WEEK: 10-0