Pacers open Sectional play tomorrow night

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Coach David Todd’s Switzerland County Pacers will start their trek toward a Sectional championship tomorrow (Friday) night against Southwestern.

This year’s tournament will be held at Lawrenceburg High School. The tournament will open with two first round games on Tuesday, March 1st.

The first game of the tourney featured North Decatur and Lawrenceburg, with North Decatur picking up the victory, 63-52. Tuesday’s second game featured Milan and South Ripley, with the Raiders claiming the win, 56-39.

North Decatur and South Ripley will now play in the 6 p.m. game tomorrow (Friday). The second semifinal will feature Switzerland County and Southwestern.

The two winners on Friday night will then play for the sectional championship on Saturday, March 5th, with the game getting underway at 7:30 p.m.

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The winner of Lawrenceburg Sectional #44 will play in the Alexandria Regional, and will play the winner of the Hagerstown Sectional in the regional’s first game. The regional will be played on Saturday, March 12th.

Teams in the Hagerstown Sectional include: Cambridge City Lincoln, Northeastern, Winchester, Centerville, Hagerstown, and Union County.

The second round of the Alexandria Regional will feature the champions of the Alexandria and Speedway Sectionals.

Teams in the Alexandria Sectional include: Knightstown, Muncie Burris, Shenandoah, Frankton, Alexandria, Wapahani, and Eastern Hancock.

Teams participating at Speedway include: Speedway, Indianapolis Scecina, Park Tudor, Heritage Christian, Triton Central, and Indian Creek.

The Alexandria Regional will also feature some highly-ranked teams. In current state rankings in Class 2A, Centerville is ranked second; Knightstown is ranked fourth; Winchester is ranked fifth; and Heritage Christian is ranked sixth.

Those rankings made Tuesday night at the Hagerstown Sectional an interesting place, with Centerville defeating Winchester to advance in sectional play.

The winner of the Alexandria Regional will then advance to semistate play on Saturday, March 19th, at a site yet to be determined. The state finals will be played in Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 26th.

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Other area teams are also preparing for sectional play in different classes.

— Madison participated in Class 3A Sectional 30 at Salem High School. The Cubs lost to Scottsburg in Tuesday night’s second game by a score of 82-70, eliminating the Cubs from tournament play.

— South Dearborn participated in Class 3A Sectional 28 at Connersville. The Knights played in Tuesday’s opening game against Rushville, losing to the Lions by a score of 63-41. Tuesday’s second game featured Franklin County and Greensburg, with Greensburg winning, 47-45. Connersville and Batesville are playing in the bye game on Friday.

— In Class 1A Sectional 58 being held at South Decatur High School, there are only five teams participating.

Tuesday featured only one game — Oldenburg Academy and Jac-Cen-Del, and the Eagles had a harder time than expected but held on the defeat the Twisters, 50-43.

There will then be two semifinal games on Friday, with South Decatur taking on Madison Shawe in the opener; and Rising Sun playing Jac-Cen-Del in the second game on Friday.Coach David Todd’s Switzerland County Pacers will start their trek toward a Sectional championship tomorrow (Friday) night against Southwestern.

This year’s tournament will be held at Lawrenceburg High School. The tournament will open with two first round games on Tuesday, March 1st.

The first game of the tourney featured North Decatur and Lawrenceburg, with North Decatur picking up the victory, 63-52. Tuesday’s second game featured Milan and South Ripley, with the Raiders claiming the win, 56-39.

North Decatur and South Ripley will now play in the 6 p.m. game tomorrow (Friday). The second semifinal will feature Switzerland County and Southwestern.

The two winners on Friday night will then play for the sectional championship on Saturday, March 5th, with the game getting underway at 7:30 p.m.

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The winner of Lawrenceburg Sectional #44 will play in the Alexandria Regional, and will play the winner of the Hagerstown Sectional in the regional’s first game. The regional will be played on Saturday, March 12th.

Teams in the Hagerstown Sectional include: Cambridge City Lincoln, Northeastern, Winchester, Centerville, Hagerstown, and Union County.

The second round of the Alexandria Regional will feature the champions of the Alexandria and Speedway Sectionals.

Teams in the Alexandria Sectional include: Knightstown, Muncie Burris, Shenandoah, Frankton, Alexandria, Wapahani, and Eastern Hancock.

Teams participating at Speedway include: Speedway, Indianapolis Scecina, Park Tudor, Heritage Christian, Triton Central, and Indian Creek.

The Alexandria Regional will also feature some highly-ranked teams. In current state rankings in Class 2A, Centerville is ranked second; Knightstown is ranked fourth; Winchester is ranked fifth; and Heritage Christian is ranked sixth.

Those rankings made Tuesday night at the Hagerstown Sectional an interesting place, with Centerville defeating Winchester to advance in sectional play.

The winner of the Alexandria Regional will then advance to semistate play on Saturday, March 19th, at a site yet to be determined. The state finals will be played in Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 26th.

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Other area teams are also preparing for sectional play in different classes.

— Madison participated in Class 3A Sectional 30 at Salem High School. The Cubs lost to Scottsburg in Tuesday night’s second game by a score of 82-70, eliminating the Cubs from tournament play.

— South Dearborn participated in Class 3A Sectional 28 at Connersville. The Knights played in Tuesday’s opening game against Rushville, losing to the Lions by a score of 63-41. Tuesday’s second game featured Franklin County and Greensburg, with Greensburg winning, 47-45. Connersville and Batesville are playing in the bye game on Friday.

— In Class 1A Sectional 58 being held at South Decatur High School, there are only five teams participating.

Tuesday featured only one game — Oldenburg Academy and Jac-Cen-Del, and the Eagles had a harder time than expected but held on the defeat the Twisters, 50-43.
There will then be two semifinal games on Friday, with South Decatur taking on Madison Shawe in the opener; and Rising Sun playing Jac-Cen-Del in the second game on Friday.