Hoosier signees, recruiting targets advance in sectional play
The Indiana High School Athletic Association 2018 state tournament is in full swing and several IU signees and recruiting targets advanced in sectional play on Friday night.
Here’s a full rundown from Friday’s action:
· Class 4A at Lafayette Jeff: Future IU point guard Robert Phinisee had 34 points and a career-high 16 rebounds to lead McCutcheon past Lafayette Jeff, 67-53. The win advanced the Mavericks to the sectional final tonight where they’ll face Zionsville and Purdue recruit Isaiah Thompson. Zionsville won the regular season matchup between the two teams, 65-59, on Jan. 13 at McCutcheon. You can watch Phinisee play live tonight here.
· Class 4A at Mishawaka: IU signee Damzei Anderson led the way with 16 points as South Bend Riley remained unbeaten with a 60-47 win over Penn. Anderson and Riley will face South Bend Adams tonight for the sectional title. Riley won the regular season meeting at Adams, 63-59, on Dec. 15. You can watch Anderson play live tonight here.
· Class 4A at Greenwood: With IU associate head coach Tom Ostrom in attendance, Trayce Jackson-Davis finished with 13 points to lead Center Grove past Greenwood, 48-45. Center Grove will play Franklin tonight for the sectional crown. Center Grove won the regular season matchup between the teams 80-61 on Nov. 15 at Franklin. You can watch Jackson-Davis play live tonight here.
· Class 4A at Seymour: Five-star guard Romeo Langford poured in 32 points as New Albany cruised past Seymour, 84-42. The Bulldogs will look to avenge their only regular season loss tonight when they face Floyd Central for the sectional championship. Floyd Central beat New Albany, 49-47, in overtime on Dec. 8. You can watch the game live tonight on IHSAATV.org.
· Class 4A at East Noble: Archie Miller was in attendance as Keion Brooks Jr. and Fort Wayne North Side crushed DeKalb, 61-30. Brooks Jr. had 20 points in the victory. North Side will play Fort Wayne Carroll tonight for the sectional title. Carroll won the regular season meeting between the teams 64-61 on Feb. 6.
· Class 4A at Chesterton: Miller moved from East Noble to Chesterton in time to see Brandon Newman and Valparaiso beat Michigan City, 59-41. Newman, a class of 2019 guard, finished with 16 points, 12 rebounds and four assists. Valpo will play Merrillville tonight for the sectional crown. Valpo won the regular season meeting, 57-54 in overtime, on Jan. 26 at Merrillville.
· Class 4A at Evansville North: IU assistant coach Bruiser Flint was in the building as class of 2019 guard Alex Hemenway and Castle beat Jasper, 64-47. Hemenway finished with 20 points and five rebounds in the win. Castle will play Evansville North tonight in the sectional championship game. Castle won the regular season matchup, 69-57, on Feb. 16.
· Class 3A at New Castle: Class of 2019 forward Mason Gillis had 17 points as New Castle cruised past Muncie Burris, 77-36. New Castle will take on Delta tonight in the title game. New Castle won the regular season meeting, 65-46, on Feb. 8.