ONE STEP CLOSER TO INDIANAPOLIS
Gary 21st Century (21-5): Ashton Williamson’s 19 points lifted the No. 7 (Class 2A) Cougars to their second straight regional crown with a 67-58 win over Westview.
Glenn (17-10): Joe Chrapliwy chipped in 19 points as the Falcons earned their first regional title since 2005 with a 58-54 win over No. 9 (Class 3A) Washington.
Hammond Central (26-1): Kenneth Grant registered 19 points as the No. 3 (Class 4A) Wolves claimed their first regional championship with a 59-46 win over Mishawaka.
Kouts (17-9): Spencer Andrews racked up 18 points as the Mustangs clinched their first regional crown since 2021 with a 44-40 win over Bethany Christian.
Marquette Catholic (20-7): Jason Kobe managed 15 points in the No. 10 (Class 1A) Blazers’ 60-48 win over Tri-County for their first regional trophy since 2017.
NorthWood (25-2): Cade Brenner poured in 31 points as the No. 1 (Class 3A) Panthers cruised to 72-35 win over No. 8 (Class 3A) Lake Station for their first regional championship since 2007.
Penn (27-1): Joey Garwood tallied 17 points in the No. 2 (Class 4A) Kingsmen’s 73-60 win over Chesterton for their first regional crown since 2019.
END OF THE LINE
Bethany Christian (16-11): Jason Hochstedler amassed 12 points for the Bruins against Kouts.
Chesterton (20-6): Tyler Parrish ended with 24 points for the Trojans against Penn.
Lake Station (22-4): Armoni Gonzalez recorded 13 points for the Fighting Eagles against NorthWood.
Mishawaka (20-7): Rasauun Johnson’s 13 points were not enough for the Cavemen as their comeback fell short against Hammond Central.
North Judson (23-4): Cheyenne Allen had 12 points in the Bluejays’ 62-51 loss to Lewis Cass.
Washington (18-6): Marcus Northern accounted for 15 points for the Panthers against Glenn.
Westview (17-9): Luke Helmuth finished with 15 points for the Warriors against Gary 21st Century.
COMING UP NEXT
Delta (18-9) vs. Glenn (17-10) (Class 3A Elkhart): The Eagles’ last semistate crown came in 2002, while Glenn is in pursuit of its first title.
Gary 21st Century (21-5) vs. Fort Wayne Blackhawk (24-3) (Class 2A Logansport): The Cougars have never claimed a semistate championship, while No. 3 Blackhawk’s last one came in 2021.
Marquette Catholic (20-7) vs. Kouts (17-9) (Class 1A Lafayette Jeff): The Blazers are going for their first semistate title since 2015, while Kouts captured one in 2021.
NorthWood (25-2) vs. Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger (13-13) (Class 3A Elkhart): The Panthers and Bishop Dwenger have never celebrated a semistate championship.
Penn (27-1) vs. Hammond Central (26-1) (Class 4A Michigan City): The Kingsmen’s lone semistate title came in 2001, while Hammond Central is in pursuit of its first crown.