Updated: Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013, 11:58 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013, 11:58 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, IN. (WANE) - Playing their patented slow down game, DeKalb sent Snider packing in the opening round of sectional play at Carroll High School, defeating the Panthers 54-47. The game remained tight throughout the opening 16 minutes before the Barons extended their winning streak to seven games by pulling away in the second half.
Earlier in the night at Charger Fieldhouse, Columbia City cruised past East Noble 74-28 behind a flurry of three-pointers.
In Hamilton, Canterbury made it a season sweep of Blackhawk Christian. After winning the previous match-up between the two schools during the regular season, the Cavaliers advanced to play another day 53-44.
BOYS HIGH SCHOOL SECTIONALS - FIRST ROUND
4A AT CARROLL H.S.
4A: COLUMBIA CITY 74 EAST NOBLE 28
4A: SNIDER 47 DEKALB 54
2A AT MANCHESTER H.S.
2A: SOUTHWOOD 48 NORTHFIELD 54 F/OT
2A: CASS 77 WABASH 83
1A AT HAMILTON H.S.
1A: CANTERBURY 53 BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN 44
1A: BETHANY CHRISTIAN 49 LAKELAND CHRISTIAN 36