Snider, North Side set up title clash
<center>Class 4A at Carroll </center><br>
Snider 50, Carroll 41: The Chargers did not hit a shot from the field until a Jacob Redding three pointer with 1:40 left in the first half and they could never climb completely out of the hole. They ended up just 3-of-22 from three point range. Snider took advantage early, including big shots from Damarious Ridley, who finished with 10 points. Malik Williams led the Panthers with 14 points and 17 rebounds, followed by 16 points from Mike Barnfield. Redding led Carroll with 13 points and Arius Jones had nine points and nine rebounds.
North Side 67, Northrop 47: Jaylen Butz hit 8-of-9 shots from the field and finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Legends to the win. Butz and Northrop’s Tavon Johnson battled back and forth with dunks in the first half and a Richard Robertson buzzer beater helped the Bruins cut North Side’s halftime lead to seven. A Juan Quarles three pointer for the Legends was one of the few early second half buckets, but North Side held their lead, in part thanks to a rough shooting night from Bruin leading scorer Robertson. Robertson scored a game high 24 points, including passing 1,000 career points on a last minute three point basket. Darius Craig added 11 points for Northrop. For North Side, Brooks scored 18 points and had eight rebounds, Quarles scored 12 and Davontae Kinnie had six points, six assists and three steals. <br>
<center> Class 4A at Wayne </center><br>
Homestead 60, Wayne 54: The Spartans held off an early three point onslaught from the Generals to advance to Saturday’s Sectional final. Jack Ferguson led Homestead with 29 points including a deep shot late that swung momentum back into Homestead’s hands for good despite sitting Brandon Durnell a lot in the second half with foul trouble. Kylon Jarreau led Wayne with 13 points, Craig Young had 11 points and 11 rebounds and Anthony Phillips scored 10.
Muncie Central 44, Huntington North 36: The Vikings went stone cold in the second half, shooting just 5-of-21 from the field. The Bearcats opened the second half with a 13-0 run to take the lead over Huntington North and held it the rest of the way. Hunter Hollowell led the Vikings with 16 points and eight rebounds on just 4-of-15 shooting. <br>
<center> Class 3A at Bellmont </center><br>
Bishop Luers 71, Mississinewa 50: Ray Walker scored nine early points and finished with 14 to lead the Knights to Saturday’s Sectional title game. Walker added team highs in assists (6) and steals (4) in the win. Anton Berry added 14 points, eight rebounds and and three blocks, Blane Cook had 14 points and JJ Foster Jr. had 13 points and five assists. <br> Columbia City 59, Norwell 50: Parker Hazen scored 25 points to lead the Eagles who trailed by two at halftime. Columbia City outscored Norwell 18-9 in the third quarter to grab a seven-point lead heading into the final quarter. Mitchell Wilson followed Hazen in scoring for the Eagles with 15 points and Justin Bechtold had 14. Cody Shively scored 20 points to lead Norwell and Will Geiger added 15. Columbia City improved to 13-13 while Norwell finishes 14-11. <br>
<center> Class 3A at Garrett </center><br>
New Haven 67, Bishop Dwenger 51: Brecar Clark scored 19 points and James Gardner and Damario Robinson each added 16 as a barrage of Bulldog three pointers held Bishop Dwenger at bay in the Sectional semi-final. The Bulldogs made nine three pointers in the first three quarters, ballooning their lead. Dwenger was led by 13 points from Conlan Martin, while Nick Passino added 12 and Campbell Donovan scored 10.
Angola 46, Garrett 31: Jake Honer scored 14 points and Angola also got 10 each from Braxton Meek and Braydon Hart to set up a Saturday meeting with New Haven. Kam Yarian scored 13 to lead Garrett. <br>
<center> Class 2A at Woodlan </center><br>
Churubusco 74, Woodlan 60: The Eagles jumped ahead of the Sectional host team early and maintained a lead throughout. Jalen Paul led Churubusco with 21 points and seven assists. Luke Foote also scored 21 points for the Eagles, Brayton Bonar had 14 points and eight rebounds and Dakota Barkley scored 11 with six assists and five rebounds. Barkley was injured late and was reportedly on crutches after the game. Austin Fancher led Woodlan with 17 points.
Eastside 58, Canterbury 56 (3OT): Caleb Ballentine banked in a shot with 1.5 seconds left in the third overtime to hand the Blazers a victory in a war of attrition. Canterbury’s Cam Kreiger had a half court shot at the final buzzer to try and win it, but it fell short. The score was 44-44 at the end of regulation, 52-52 after the first overtime and 54-54 after the second extra session. Eastside was led by 18 points from Cade Williard. Canterbury was led by 15 points from Cam Kreiger and 12 from Noah Wolfe. <br>
<center> Class 1A at Bethany Christian </center><br>
Blackhawk Christian 87, Lakeland Christian 51: The Braves improved to 11-0 against Class 1A teams as they seek their fourth straight Sectional title. Blackhawk jumped out to a 30-14 lead after the first quarter. Jalan Mull was 9-of-11 from the field with 22 points with five steals and seven assists and Kyle Zurbuch shot 8-of-11 for 18 points with eight rebounds in the win. Franke Davidson added 18 points, Devin Donaldson scored 11. Josh McDaniel led Lakeland Christian with 30 points.
Lakewood Park 64, Hamilton 34: Keegan Fetters scored 25 points, grabbed eight rebounds, had six assists and added nine steals to send the Panthers to Saturday in search of their first Sectional title. Nine different Panthers players played in 10 or more minutes, looking at their depth. Quinten Lozano was the only other Lakewood player in double figure scoring with 10 points,