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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - The quest for a state title tipped on Tuesday night all across Indiana as the first round of sectional boys basketball is now in the books.
In 4A action at Huntington North it was Wayne beating South Side 72-59. Justin Mitchell tallied 21 points for Wayne while Eric Hairston paced South with 24 points. The Generals advance to face New Haven at 6 p.m. on Friday in the semi-finals. In the late game on Tuesday it was Homestead over Huntington North 59-33. Nick Gamble led the Spartans with 16 points, Trevor Osborn added 14 points, while Caleb Swanigan added 10 points and 15 rebounds. The Spartans move on to face Jay County Friday at 7:30 p.m.
At Charger Fieldhouse there was only one game on the docket as Northrop topped Carroll 58-46. Purdue recruit Bryson Scott led the Bruins with 23 points while ISU-bound Brenton Scott added 13. Chandler White tallied 12 points to lead Carroll. Northrop advances to Friday's semi-finals where they will face North Side at 6 p.m.
At Elkhart Central it was Warsaw over Elkhart Central 45-44 in double-overtime. Jared Bloom led the Tigers with 17 points. Warsaw will now face Concord at 6 p.m. on Friday.
In 3A action at Garrett high school Concordia bested Bishop Dwenger 55-40. The Cadets advance to Friday's semi-finals to face Leo at 6 p.m. Woodlan beat Garrett 60-43 in the nightcap. The Warriors will now square off with Angola Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Down in Ossian Norwell opened the game on an 11-0 run en route to a 97-72 win over Eastbrook. Cam Denney led Norwell with 25 points while David Vogel added 24. Jacob Singer led Easbrook with 25 points. The Knights will get Mississinewa on Friday night at 6. Meanwhile, Whitko beat Bellmont 41-35. Trey Weber paced Whitko with 14 points. Whitko will face Heritage at 7:30 Friday.
In Wawasee it was NorthWood over West Noble 59-40. NorhtWood will now face Fairfield at 6 p.m. on Friday. In the nightcap it was Wawasee losing to Tippecanoe Valley 65-42. Tippe Valley advances to play Lakeland at 7:30 Friday in the semi-finals.
In 2A play down South Adams it was Adams Central topping Churubusco 54-33. The Jets will play 2A no. 9 Bishop Luers Friday at 6 p.m. In the late game on Tuesday Eastside edged South Adams 42-40. The Blazers take on Bluffton Friday at 7:30.
Out at Westview the host Warriors beat Bremen 71-59. Westview will take on Central Noble at 6 p.m. in Friday's semi-finals. Tuesday's late game between Fremont and LaVille was postponed until Wednesday. The winner advances to play Prairie Heights at 7:30 Friday.
In 2A play at Manchester high school North Miami lost to Oak Hill 49-20. Oak Hill will now take on Manchester Friday night at 6 p.m.
In 1A action at Hamilton it was Lakewood Park Christian over Howe 93-35 in the early game. In the late it was Elkhart Christian besting Hamilton 82-46. Tuesday's winners Lakewood Park and Elkhart Christian will square off in Friday's semi-finals at 6 p.m.
In 1A action at Monroe Central Liberty Christian beat Daleville 81-44. In the late game it was Southern Wells edging past Cowan 51-47. Southern Wells will play Wes-Del Friday at 7:30 p.m.
By The Associated Press
Lake Central 54, Lowell 44
Portage at Valparaiso, ppd. to Feb 27.
Chesterton at LaPorte, ppd. to Feb 27.
S. Bend Clay 74, S. Bend Riley 71
S. Bend Adams 45, Mishawaka 42
Warsaw 45, Elkhart Central 44, 2OT
Goshen 44, Elkhart Memorial 42
Carroll (Ft. Wayne)
Ft. Wayne Northrop 58, Carroll (Ft. Wayne) 46
Ft. Wayne Wayne 72, Ft. Wayne South 59
Homestead 59, Huntington North 33
Kokomo 86, Marion 56
McCutcheon 64, Lafayette Harrison 57
Carmel 57, Zionsville 38
Pendleton Hts. 48, Connersville 45, 2OT
New Castle 80, Anderson 65
Lawrence Central 44, Warren Central 43
Indpls Cathedral 64, Lawrence North 59
Indpls Pike 89, Perry Meridian 82
Mooresville 56, Northview 44
Terre Haute North 63, Plainfield 40
Franklin 50, Greenwood 44, OT
Center Grove 71, New Palestine 70
Bloomington South 65, E. Central 50
Columbus East 76, Shelbyville 65
Jeffersonville 87, Floyd Central 60
New Albany 85, Seymour 30
Ev. Central 74, Castle 68
Hammond Gavit 50, Hammond Clark 42
Kankakee Valley at Andrean, ppd. to Feb 27.
Knox at Calumet, ppd. to Feb 27.
New Prairie at South Bend St. Joseph, ppd. to Feb 27.
Maconaquah 61, Twin Lakes 56
NorthWood 59, W. Noble 40
Tippecanoe Valley 65, Wawasee 42
Ft. Wayne Concordia 55, Ft. Wayne Dwenger 40
Woodlan 60, Garrett 43
Norwell 97, Eastbrook 72
Whitko 41, Bellmont 35
Hamilton Hts. 64,