Only one more weekend remains on the IHSAA boys basketball schedule: state finals Saturday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
We’ll have plenty of coverage, so be sure to check back at indystar.com for the latest news and analysis from Insider Kyle Neddenriep.:
HOW IT HAPPENED
Clark Barrett was all alone at the free-throw line.
No time left.
The Central Catholic senior needed three consecutive makes to force a third overtime.
One miss and North Daviess celebrated its first boys basketball state title.
Barrett sank the first.
The second fell off the front of the rim.
North Daviess 48, Central Catholic 46. Final.
Barrett finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds, but it was the Cougars who controlled the game.
North Daviess made it a slow-down game, a contrast to Central Catholic’s up-tempo offense that relies on fast breaks. — Sam King, Journal & Courier
Class 2A: Providence 62, Central Noble 49
Providence, behind torrid shooting (to the tune of 71% from the field), took a 25-9 lead after one quarter and went on to claim a 62-49 win.
The Pioneers (21-6) shot 10-of-14 from the floor during that first eight minutes allowing them to never trail in the contest and claim the school’s first boys basketball state title.
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Class 3A: Beech Grove 53, Mishawaka Marian 43
Beech Grove, the “We before me” team of Matt English before he died from brain cancer in December of 2018, won its first state championship in school history with a 53-43 victory over Mishawaka Marian.
Class 4A: Cathedral 65, Chesterton 31
Cathedral, seeking its second state championship in school history — and first in 4A — raced out to a 10-0 lead in the opening minutes and eventually proved far too athletic for the Trojans in a 65-31 thumping at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
The Irish (26-6) came out and hit consecutive 3-point baskets, one by Jake Davis just nine seconds into the game and the second by Jaron Tibbs 32 seconds later. That 3 forced Chesterton coach Marc Urban into an immediate timeout.
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