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Davis stretches lead with perfect week

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 7:03 am

TOM DAVIS, News-Sentinel sports editor

Last week - 10-0

Overall - 71-19

Adams Central over Leo - Flying Jets playing better of two teams now.

Homestead over Leo (girls) - Sparty dominates in this match-up.

East Chicago Central over Bishop Luers - Not sold on the way Knights are playing.

Northrop over Pike - Inside source told me there is turmoil in Red Devils' locker room.

DeKalb over Carroll - Chargers are a mediocre 18-22 in last 40 games.

New Haven over Homestead - I have faith in V.J., Al and the gang.

Columbia City over Norwell - Great match-up, going with home team.

North Side over Muncie South - If Ronrico Isom, Lawrence Jordan, etc. were still Rebels, maybe this would differ.

Snider over Bishop Luers - See earlier thoughts on Knights.

Northrop over Concordia Lutheran - Barak, Brenton and Bryson will not be denied.

REGGIE HAYES, News-Sentinel columnist

Last week - 8-2

Overall - 65-25

Leo over Adams Central - Lions becoming more consistent.

Homestead over Leo (girls) - Spartans peaking at the right time.

East Chicago Central over Bishop Luers - Second game in less than 24 hours for Luers.

Northrop over Pike - Bruins seem to thrive in road spotlight.

Carroll over DeKalb - Chargers have won five of last six, but this is no gimme.

New Haven over Homestead - Al Gooden has Bulldogs hitting their stride.

Norwell over Columbia City - Will Van Meter and Benedict stage 3-point shootout?

North Side over Muncie South - Coach Khaliq has molded a winner.

Snider over Bishop Luers - Watch for rebounding to be a major key.

Northrop over Concordia Lutheran - SAC title is there for the taking.

DON CONVERSET, News-Sentinel assistant sports editor

Last week - 9-1

Overall - 66-24

Leo over Adams Central - Jets won't keep up with Lions' offense.

Homestead over Leo (girls) - Spartans play tougher schedule.

E.C. Central over Bishop Luers – Knights not playing well lately.

Northrop over Indianapolis Pike – It will be close.

Carroll over DeKalb - Chargers beat them earlier this season.

New Haven over Homestead - Bulldogs have too many weapons.

Columbia City over Norwell – More stars on Eagles.

North Side over Muncie Southside – Redskins have more talent.

Snider over Bishop Luers – Panthers won the first time.

Concordia over Northrop – Reversal of SAC title game.

JUSTIN KENNY, News-Sentinel prep basketball expert

Last week - 8-2

Overall - 67-23

Leo over Adams Central - Lions return the favor from last year's blowout loss.

Homestead over Leo (girls) - Young Spartans rebound from tough Snider defeat.

East Chicago Central over Bishop Luers - Similar records, but ECC has played much tougher schedule.

Northrop over Pike - Bruins have played Arsenal Tech and Bowman tough in losses, this time they do enough to win.

DeKalb over Carroll - Rematch of Carroll Shootout contest goes Barons' way.

New Haven over Homestead - I learned my lesson last week not to pick against 'Dogs.

Columbia City over Norwell - Coach Benedict will have his team refocused after loss to New Haven.

North Side over Muncie South - Redskins too athletic for Rebels.

Bishop Luers over Snider - Panthers got the better of Luers in SAC Tourney, not this time.

Northrop over Concordia Lutheran - No way Bruins let title chance slip away.

THE FANS, News-Sentinel online polls

Last week - 6-4

Overall - 67-23

(Percentage of votes in parenthesis)

Leo (61) over Adams Central (39)

Homestead (90) over Leo (10) (girls)

East Chicago Central (50) tie with Bishop Luers (50)

Northrop (53) over Pike (47)

Carroll (62) over DeKalb (38)

New Haven (70) over Homestead (30)

Columbia City (76) over Norwell (24)

North Side (86) over Muncie Southside (14)

Snider (58) over Bishop Luers (42)

Northrop (76) over Concordia Lutheran (24)