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Last updated: Thu. Feb. 21, 2013 - 10:34 am EDT

High school basketball media and fan picks

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TOM DAVIS, News-Sentinel sports editor

Last week - 7-3

Overall - 91-29


Bishop Luers over Eastern - It's post-season in Indiana, always go with the parochial school.

Warsaw over South Side - A semi-state on your home court? Don't look at me, you voted for class basketball.

Canterbury over Lafayette Central Catholic - Cavaliers are challenged, but not beaten.


Southwood over Bluffton - Have you ever handled the ball against "40 Box?"

Concordia Lutheran over Columbia City - I'm loyal to the SAC.

Homestead over North Side - I'm loyal to the NHC.

Warsaw over Carroll - Chargers are 18-27 in past two seasons. I've lost confidence in them.

Lakewood Park over Adams Central - Hey, the Panthers can flat-out play.

Northrop over Kokomo - I've got Barak, Brenton, and Bryson and you don't.

Manchester over Garrett - I love Eric Thompson-coached teams.

DON CONVERSET, News-Sentinel assistant sports editor

Last week - 6-4

Overall - 86-34


Bishop Luers over Eastern: Knights play much tougher schedule.

South Side over Warsaw: Simmons leads Archers to Terre Haute.

Canterbury over Lafayette Central Catholic: Cavs will be state champs again.


Bluffton over Southwood: Tigers are 10-2 in last 12.

Concordia Lutheran over Columbia City: Good non-conference matchup.

North Side over Homestead: Going with the home team in close game.

Warsaw over Carroll: Tigers are really tough to beat at home.

Lakewood Park Christian over Adams Central: Two very good small-school teams.

Kokomo over Northrop: Wildkats are really tough to beat at home.

Garrett over Manchester: Railroaders snap three-game losing streak.

REGGIE HAYES, News-Sentinel columnist

Last week - 7-3

Overall - 82-38


Bishop Luers over Eastern - Knights have found their chemistry late

Warsaw over South Side - This would be different on neutral court

Canterbury over Lafayette Central Catholic - Cavs aren't slowing down now


Bluffton over Southwood - Leising's teams always improve down stretch

Concordia Lutheran over Columbia City - Cadets playing their best ball

North Side over Homestead - Redskins' tenacity makes the difference

Warsaw over Carroll - Tough to win in hostile environment

Lakewood Park over Adams Central - Looks like a good game on paper

Northrop over Kokomo - Bruins determined to break out of slump

Garrett over Manchester - Two struggling teams looking for a spark

JUSTIN KENNY, News-Sentinel prep basketball expert

Last week - 7-3

Overall - 89-31


Bishop Luers over Eastern - Record is not as impressive, but Knights still the best 2A team in the North.

Warsaw over South Side - Tough to beat a team on its home floor this deep into the postseason.

Canterbury over Lafayette Central Catholic - No one in the North can give the Cavaliers a game in 1A.


Bluffton over Southwood - A good road test for the Tigers to conclude the regular season.

Concordia Lutheran over Columbia City - Two of the smartest and most disciplined teams in the area.

North Side over Homestead - Great tuneup for both teams heading into next week.

Warsaw over Carroll - Tigers have the edge being at home.

Lakewood Park over Adams Central - Panthers gearing up for a run at their first sectional title.

Kokomo over Northrop - An SAC team has not beat the Wildkats since Bishop Dwenger in 1996.

Garrett over Manchester - Railroaders will end three-game skid before playoffs begin.

THE FANS, News-Sentinel online polls

Last week: Due to a computer error there was no fan poll last week. Fans are given 10-0 record by default.

Overall: 86-34.

Note: Percentage of votes in parenthesis.


Bishop Luers (78) over Eastern (22)

South Side (74) over Warsaw (26)

Canterbury (89) over Lafayette Central Catholic (11)


Bluffton (83) over Southwood (17)

Concordia Lutheran (68) over Columbia City (32)

North Side (52) over Homestead (48)

Carroll (61) over Warsaw (39)

Lakewood Park Christian (59) over Adams Central (41)

Northrop (67) over Kokomo (33)

Garrett (75) over Manchester (25)

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