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Mediocre week by most tightens pack

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 3:08 am

TOM DAVIS, News-Sentinel sports editor

Last week - 5-5

Overall - 76-24

Heritage over Garrett - Heritage by bigger margin than you think.

Bluffton over Leo – Host Tigers playing better of two teams.

Southern Wells over Woodlan - Southern Wells on a roll of late.

Homestead over Norwell – Sparty in a blowout.

Bishop Luers over Canterbury – Blackmon Jr. feeling it in recent games.

Bishop Dwenger over Blackhawk Christian – Saints prep against tougher schedule.

Traders Point Christian over Bishop Luers - Loved Dave Jamerson at Ohio U.

Churubusco over Hamilton – Two equal teams decided by home court.

Homestead GBB Sectional winner will be - Sparty in a thriller over South Side.

Bishop Dwenger GBB Sectional winner will be - Concordia has experience, schedule strength on side.

DON CONVERSET, News-Sentinel assistant sports editor

Last week - 6-4

Overall - 72-28

Heritage over Garrett – Patriots have played better.

Bluffton over Leo – Tigers on their homecourt

Woodlan over Southern Wells – Tough win on the road.

Homestead over Norwell – Knights' NHC record not good.

Bishop Luers over Canterbury – Knights have Blackmon Jr.

Bishop Dwenger over Blackhawk Christian – Saints due for a win.

Bishop Luers over Traders Point Christian – Hard to judge TPC.

Hamilton over Churubusco – Can't pick against my sons team.

Homestead GBB sectional winner will be - South Side over Homestead in final.

Homestead (girls)

Bishop Dwenger GBB sectional winner will be - Concordia Lutheran is tough to beat.

REGGIE HAYES, News-Sentinel columnist

Last week - 4-6

Overall - 69-31

Heritage over Garrett - Could be a close one, edge to Pats on home court

Leo over Bluffton – Lions on upswing after beating Adams Central

Woodlan over Southern Wells - Raiders on winning streak, but Woodlan's at home

Norwell over Homestead – Knights play their best for home crowd

Bishop Luers over Canterbury – Could be closer than expected but Blackmon Jr. delivers

Bishop Dwenger over Blackhawk Christian – Saints finally break through with win

Bishop Luers over Traders Point Christian – I'm no longer doubting these Knights

Churubusco over Hamilton – These teams will fight to the bitter end

Homestead GBB Sectional winner will be - Homestead Spartans on a roll

Bishop Dwenger GBB Sectional winner will be - Concordia Lutheran's experience and coaching

JUSTIN KENNY, News-Sentinel prep basketball expert

Last week - 7-3

Overall - 74-26

Heritage over Garrett - Patriots have now defeated a pair of double-digit win teams in DeKalb and Bluffton.

Bluffton over Leo - No longer a battle of league unbeatens, but intrigue remains.

Woodlan over Southern Wells - Warriors end Raiders' three-game win streak.

Homestead over Norwell - Knights on brink of 2-5 NHC season.

Bishop Luers over Canterbury - James Blackmon Jr. continues to impress.

Bishop Dwenger over Blackhawk Christian - Saints will end 10-game losing streak.

Bishop Luers over Traders Point Christian - Never heard of TPC, a non-IHSAA school.

Hamilton over Churubusco - 'Busco has played better as of late.

Homestead GBB Sectional winner will be - South Side. Archers will avenge regular season defeat to Homestead.

Bishop Dwenger GBB Sectional winner will be - Concordia Lutheran. If Cadets play like they did in second half of win over Leo, they will cruise to sectional crown.

THE FANS, News-Sentinel online polls

Last week - 5-5

Overall - 72-28

Note: (Percentage of votes in parenthesis)

Garrett (55) over Heritage (45)

Leo (58) over Bluffton (42)

Woodlan (87) over Southern Wells (13)

Homestead (69) over Norwell (31)

Bishop Luers (57) over Canterbury (43)

Blackhawk Christian (59) over Bishop Dwenger (41)

Bishop Luers (76) over Traders Point Christian (24)

Hamilton (70) over Churubusco (30)

Snider GBB Sectional winner will be - Snider (93)

Homestead GBB Sectional winner will be - Homestead (83)