PHOTO GALLERY: 25 years of sectional boys basketball

North Side hoisted a sectional title a season ago, the first step in the Legends' trip to the Class 4A title game. Can it make it two sectional crowns in a row? (By Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com)
2017 - Huntington North’s Hunter Hollowell tries to drive past Muncie Central’s Trenton Hatfield during the Class 4A sectional semifinal on Friday at Wayne High School.
2017 - North Side sophomore Keion Brooks Jr. (left) and Snider senior Malik Williams (right) battle for rebound positioning during the Class 4A Sectional title game at Carroll High School.
2017 - Churubusco's Jalen Paul shoots a three over the outstretched arm of a South Adams defender during a Sectional game at Woodlan on February 28, 2017.
2016 - Homestead center Brandon Durnell, left, takes a shot in the lane in the Spartans’ 42-40 win over Huntington North on Tuesday in a Class 4A sectional opener at Huntington
2016 - Columbia City's Brachen Hazen looks for a shot during a Sectional game. Defending is Bishop Luers' Anton Berry.
2015 - Members of the Canterbury basketball team display the championship trophy after defeating Churubusco 77-62 on Monday in the Class 2A sectional at Woodlan
2015 - Northrop sophomore Anton Berry, left, attempts a shot from under the backboard against East Noble during their Class 4A sectional semifinal game Friday at Northrop. Northrop won 58-39
2015 - Carroll’s Chandler White dribbles past North Side’s Sean McGee during their Class 4A sectional semifinal game Friday at Northrop.
2015 - Robby Honer of Angola shoots over Jordan Banks of Bishop Luers during their Class 3A Sectional first-round game Wednesday at Garrett. Luers won 64-54
2014 - Bishop Luers junior Tyrell Johnson drives against Bishop Dwenger in the first half Wednesday night at the New Haven Sectional.
2014 - Concordia Lutheran senior D.J. McCall looks for a teammate to pass to while being guarded by Garrett junior Tommy Reneau. McCall scored 25 points to lead the Cadets to a 57-54 victory in the opening round of the Class 3A Sectional 22 at New Haven on Tuesday.
2013 - Homestead's Nick Gamble shoots a three-point field goal over Kegan Comer of Jay County during their Class 4A Sectional semifinal game Friday. The shot went in to give the Spartans a 48-45 lead with 1.6 seconds to play. Homestead won by the same score.
2013 - DeKalb's Adison Daub dribbles upcourt against Snider during their Class 4A Sectional first-round game at Carroll on Wednesday. Daub led the Barons with 20 points in their 54-47 win over the Panthers. Snider players from left are Stephen Halstead, Trey'von Covington, Devlyn Williams and Leander Williams. DeKalb's Tanner Moore is at right.
2012 - Northrop fans in the student section celebrate as the team comes down to the wire in Friday night's game at the Dekalb High School's Class 4A Sectional Basketball. Northrop beat Carroll, advancing to Saturday''s final with Columbia City.
2012 - Columbia City's Derek Hinen breaks past North Side's Nygel Jones as he heads towards the goal in the second quarter of play Friday night at the Dekalb High School's Class 4A Sectional Basketball game. Columbia City beat North Side, advancing to Saturday''s final with Northrop.
20120 - Lakewood Park Christian coach Marc Davidson signals a play to the Panthers on the floor during a Class A sectional game against Elkhart Christian on Tuesday at Blackhawk Christian. Lakewood Park Christian won 64-50.
2011 - Bishop Luers' and Bluffton's boys basketball teams warm up at the Stardome before the start of Monday's Class 2A South Adams Sectional championship game.
2011 - From left, Bluffton's Michael Vanderkolk, Chandler Okey and Jordan Leising celebrate with the trophy and game ball after the Tigers beat Bishop Luers 80-68 to win the Class 2A South Adams Sectional championship on Monday at South Adams. Photo by Chad Ryan.
2011 - Harding's Michael Stevenson holds the trophy after defeating Leo for the Class 3A Sectional Championship.
2011 - Northrop's Bryson Scott works the basketball around Snider's Michael McGuire during the second half of the Bruins' 72-64 win over the Panthers in the first round of the Carroll Sectional on Tuesday. Scott scored 24 points to lead the Bruins. Photo by Chad Ryan.
2010 - Bishop's Deshaun Thomas (1), left, scores against Buffton Friday night at Bluffton High School during the Class 2A Sectional 38 Boys Basketball game.
2010 - North Side's JaMarcus Smith, right, fires a shot over Jay County's Dillon Ainsworth during the Class 4A sectional at Marion on Tuesday. North Side won 70-66 in overtime.
2010 - Homestead's Tim Dunn, left, celebrates with teammate Andy Phillippe after Phillippe made a basket and was fouled late in the game to give the Spartans the lead against South Side in the Class 4A sectional at Marion on Tuesday. Homestead won 67-63.
2009 - Wayne's Bo Ray, left, drives the baseline around Bellmont's Ethan Brege during the second half of the Generals 42-36 victory in the first round of the Class 3A Wayne boys basketball sectional .
2009 - From left, Xavier Carr Jr., Roderick Smith, Diamond Lymon and La'Mondre Warren react after Carr shattered the backboard on a thunderous two-handed slam dunk in the final minute of the Hawks' 66-60 Class 3A sectional win over Concordia Lutheran on Tuesday at New Haven High School.
2009 - The rim hangs off the shattered backboard at New Haven High School after Harding's Xavier Carr Jr. threw down a two-handed slam dunk in the final minute of the Hawks' 66-60 Class 3A sectional win over Concordia Lutheran.
2009 - Blackhawk Christian coach Trent Lehman, center right, gives instructions to his players during the break between the third and fourth quarters of the Braves sectional opener against Lakewood Park Christian.
2009 - Lakewood Park Christian coach Donald Davis, center right, raises his arms in victory after his Panthers closed out their 55-52 overtime win over the Blackhawk Christian Braves in the opening round of the Blackhawk Christian Class A sectional on Monday.
2008 - Harding's Roderick Smith is fouled by Bishop Dwenger's Tyler Eifert during the third quarter of play Friday night during the second round of the the Class 3A Sectional#23. Harding beat Dwenger to move on to the final game.
2008 - Southern Wells Jordan Caldwell goes up for a shot despite Whites' Ryan Hartwell's defense during the first quarter of play at Southern Wells High School. It was the opening round of Sectional #54. Whites fell to Southern Wells.
2008 - Northrop's Javon Burnett, front, steals the basketball from East Noble's Robert Franklin late in the fourth quarter as the Bruins tried to rally but fell short, losing to East Noble Knights held off a late rally to beat Northrop 66-64 in the second round of the Class 4A DeKalb Sectional.
2008 - Heritage's Corey Snider, center, tries to get between two Leo defenders in the closing minute of the Patriots' 61-45 victory in the first round of the Class 3A Harding Sectional. Photo by Chad Ryan.
2008 - Garrett' Orie Foster, left, and Luke Cooper, far right try to get the ball away from Fremont's Austin Hefley in the first quarter of play at Garrett in the first round of the sectional. Garrett beat Fremont 59-58.
2008 - Concordia Lutheran's Brandon Knox, left, and Eric Michael, right, combine to defend a shot from Angola's Chris Kent in the second half of a sectional game at Harding. The Cadets advanced to the second round of the Class 3A Harding Sectional, beating Angola 61-48.
2008 - Angola's Aaron Brown waits for the Hornets' trainer to attend to a bloody nose He suffered in the first half of the Angola's sectional loss to Concordia Lutheran.
2007 - Bishop Dwenger's Nick Yates, center, and Kevin Fogler, right, try to pull down a rebound in Friday's sectional semifinal at Bellmont. Bishop Dwenger advanced to the championship game, beating Concordia 69-59.
2007 - Bishop Luers' DeShaun Thomas, left, pulls up to pass as Bishop Dwenger's Andrew Mansaray, center, and John Goodman, center, right, try to block. The Knights beat Dwenger 72-70 to claim its first ever sectional championship.
2007 - The Bishop Luers Knights basketball team poses for team photos after winning its first ever sectional championship, beating Bishop Dwenger 72-70.
2007 - Concordia's Clayton Pusey, left, and Bishop Dwenger's Andrew Mansaray, center, battle for a rebound in Friday's sectional semifinal at Bellmont. The Saints knocked off Concordia 69-59 to advance to the championship game against Bishop Luers.
2007 - From left, Derek Knox, Jordan Smuts, Matt Braun, Ervin Upshaw and Josh Eldridge sit dejectedly on the New Haven bench as time runs off the clock in the final minute of the Bulldogs' 87-56 loss to Bishop Luers in the semifinal of the Bellmont Sectional.
2006 - North Side's Jeron Lewis goes up for a shot past the defense of Homestead's Jono Cobb during the fourth quarter of the semi-final Sectional game at Northrop High School.
2006 - Snider's Marques Johnson goes up for a shot past Huntington North's Neil Stoffel in the first quarter of the semi-final of the IHSAA 2006 Boys Basketball Sectional game at Northrop High School. Snider won, beating Huntington North to advance to the final Saturday night against North Side.
2005 - Snider's Ryan Sims lays one in during the semi-final round of the 2005 Class 4A Boys Basketball Sectional Tournament at Huntington North High School against the Homestead Spartans.
2005 - North Side's Dan McBride shoots a three pointer over the head of South Side's Fred Ford during Fridays semi final game of the 2005 Class 4A Boys Basketball Sectional Tournament at Huntington North High School.
2005 - Bishop Dwenger's Nathan Bojrab brings the ball down the court as Bishop Luers' Blaine Sorg looses his feet trying to steal the ball during the fourth period at the Class 3A Boys basketball Sectional.
2005 - Blackhawk Christian's Andrew Walker powers in past Justin Swanson of Canterbury at Hamilton Class A boys basketball sectional at Hamilton High School.
2005 - Hamilton's Les Cintron passes out of pressure from Jacob Rose, left, and Will Weaver of Lakewood Park Christian, at Hamilton Class A boys basketball sectional.
2004 - Concordia's Austin Thoms shows his emotion after a difficult loss to the Bellmont Braves during a sectional game at New Haven High School.
2004 - Bishop Dwenger's Thomas Polley and Concordia's Michael Brune fight over the ball during the second period of the game Tuesday night at New Haven High School. It was the first round of the IHSAA 3A Sectional, Concordia won.
2004 - Despite Leo's efforts to shut his team down, Belmont's Adam Arnold could not be stopped from scoring. Belmont won the game in the Boy's Sectional held at New Haven High School.
2003 - DeKalb's Michael Knowles signals to his teammates during the sectional game in Warsaw where the Baron were able to beat Columbia City and keep their title drive alive.
2002 - Carroll's Seth Lochmueller flies to the basket in the first period against Warsaw at the DeKalb Sectional Boys Basketball Tournament. Lochmueller was forced to leave the game just before the half after hitting his head on the hardwood playing defense and didn't return, as Warsaw went on to beat the Chargers.
2001 - Bart Mitchell of Huntington North High School is fouled as he leaves Marion's Josh Peters behind during a scramble for the ball in Marion during sectional semi finals.
2000 - Corey Smith of North Side High School sinks one against Wayne High School during the SAC Holiday Tournament in December.
2000 - Wayne's Vessie Pirtle (25) sits on the baseline after loosing to Concordia in the last minute of the game.
2000 - Concordia's Andre Patterson (23) cuts down his piece of the net after a last minute victory over Wayne gave them the Class 3A Boys Basketball Sectional title.
2000 - Wayne's Emanuel Wilson (45) left, Mike Corley (31) center and Concordia's Andre Patterson (23) right, battle for a rebound during the second half of the Class 3A Boys Basketball Sectional.
1999 - Carroll High School players Ryan Maifeld, left, Matt Ogle, center, and coach Rob Irwin celebrate their victory over the Concordia Cadets to win the sectional tournament Friday night at Whitko High School. Ogle made the shot that won the game at the last second.
1999 - DeKalb High School boys basketball player John Watkins, left, and North Side High School's Ross McGregor battle for the ball Thursday , March 4 during sectional semifinal game at DeKalb. North Side won the game 61-55 and will play East Noble for the championship.
1999 - Huntington North High School sophomore Sean Kline, left, attempts to drive around South Side's Keith Moore during the March 2 sectional game at Huntington.
1998 - Garrett's Josh Vanderbosch, center, shoots while surrounded by a trio of Woodlan Warriors (L-R) Ryan Rothert, Luke Foster and Josh Ashbaugh, during action at the Garrett Sectional.
1998 - Wayne's Jason Barnes watches the seconds tick off the clock as Raymond Walker buries his head in his shirt, he fouled out of the game with several minutes left on the clock. Marion beat Wayne to advance in the sectionals.
1998 - Marcus Spillson of Bishop Luers High School and Derek Hooley of Heritage fight for control of the ball during the first round of sectional play.
1997 - Concordia High School boys basketball player Scepter Brownlee moves to block Bishop Dwenger High School's Matt McKibben during the IHSAA sectional championship at Memorial Coliseum.
1997 - Arms raised in victory, New Haven's Eric Screeton, left, and Alex James, right, celebrate their victory over Blackhawk Christian in the IHSAA sectional game at New Haven.
1997 - South Side High School boys basketball players Anthony Macon, left, and Cameron Stephens motion for their teammates to join them after being presented with the IHSAA sectional championship trophy at Memorial Coliseum.
1996 - New Haven's Scott Bolinger grabs the ball for a rebound, next to him is Andy Heim and trying to guard them is Leo's Chad Garton, during the fourth quarter of action at New Haven. New Haven beat Leo 70-58 for the Sectional title.
1996 - Dwenger's B.J. Carretta bursts through Carroll's defense in an attempt to sink a shot during an IHSAA Sectional Game at North Side High School.
1996 - Cameron Stephens gets the ball to the basket during last season's boys basketball sectional finals against Canterbury. (News-Sentinel file photo)
1995 - Whitko's Denver Ayres gets a hug from North Manchester's Tim Pitts after Whitko lost to undefeated North Manchester in the Boys Sectional Basketball Tournamnet at Columbia City (News-Sentinel file photo)
1995 - North Manchester's Tory Shafer and Matt Frieden hug after winning the Boys Sectional Tournament at Columbia City over rival Whitko. (News-Sentinel file photo)
1995 - Bishop Dwewnger's Brendan Carretta (on floor) watches helplessly as North Side's Keion Brooks, left, takes off with the loose ball after knocking it from Carretta. North Side won the championship of the North Side Sectional to advance in the tourney. (News-Sentinel file photo)
1994 - Members of the Leo Lions celebrate their New Haven Sectional win. (News-Sentinel file photo)

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