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MATT’S MATCHUPS 2020-21 HOOPS – SEMISTATE ROUND

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Things went okay during the regional round as I posted a 37-11 (77 percent) record. With just two weeks remaining, my overall record is 312-79, which keeps me at 80 percent for the season.

CLASS 4A LAFAYETTE

Carmel (24-2) vs. Gary West (22-4) (4 p.m.): Brian Waddell poured in 23 points, including the game-winning two free throws, in the No. 2 Greyhounds’ 50-49 win over No. 8 Lafayette Jeff. Paris Roberson’s 12 points lifted the No. 10 Cougars to a 58-43 win over Riley. Matt’s pick: Carmel 64, Gary West 54.

CLASS 4A SEYMOUR

Bloomington South (25-4) vs. Lawrence North (27-2) (4 p.m.): The No. 3 Wildcats clawed past Bloomington South, 35-32, during the 2015-16 campaign. Joey Bomba chipped in 19 points in the Panthers’ 49-31 win over Evansville Reitz. D.J. Hughes accounted for 21 points in Lawrence North’s 43-39 win over No. 6 Plainfield. Matt’s pick: Lawrence North 57, Bloomington South 49.

CLASS 3A ELKHART

Leo (23-4) vs. Saint Joseph (21-4) (4 p.m.): The No. 5 Indians downed No. 9 Leo, 68-59, a year ago. Zack Troyer contributed 12 points in the Lions’ 47-46 win over NorthWood. Jack Futa’s 17 points helped Saint Joseph to a 79-71 win over No. 1 Hammond. Matt’s pick: Saint Joseph 66, Leo 60.

CLASS 3A SEYMOUR

Silver Creek (23-4) vs. Guerin Catholic (21-3) (1 p.m.): Trey Kaufman-Renn scored 16 points in the No. 2 Dragons’ 31-30 win over Connersville. Joseph Bobilya poured in 40 points in the No. 6 Golden Eagles’ 59-43 win over Northview. Matt’s pick: Silver Creek 49, Guerin Catholic 43.

CLASS 2A ELKHART

Blackford (25-4) vs. Fort Wayne Blackhawk (26-3) (1 p.m.): Dane Baker added 10 points in the No. 8 Bruins’ 68-59 win over Rossville. Caleb Furst registered 23 points in the top-ranked Blackhawks’ 68-52 win over Bowman Academy. Matt’s pick: Fort Wayne Blackhawk 70, Blackford 61.

CLASS 2A WASHINGTON

Southridge (17-10) vs. Parke Heritage (26-3) (5 p.m.): Colson Montgomery racked up 30 points in the Raiders’ 61-48 win over Southwestern (Hanover). Christian Johnson accounted for all 17 of his points in the fourth quarter of the No. 5 Wolves’ 52-33 win over No. 2 Shenandoah. Matt’s pick: Parke Heritage 55, Southridge 51.

CLASS 1A LAFAYETTE

Southwood (17-10) vs. Kouts (28-2) (1 p.m.): Alex Farr had 10 points in the Knights’ 54-53 win over Lafayette Central Catholic. Hunter Kneifel racked up 12 points in the No. 3 Mustangs’ 56-42 win over Triton. Matt’s pick: Kouts 70, Southwood 64.

CLASS 1A WASHINGTON

Barr-Reeve (27-2) vs. Indianapolis Tindley (18-9) (2 p.m.): Hagen Knepp musted 15 points in the top-ranked Vikings’ 64-34 win over Lanesville. Arlondo Hall finished with 11 points in the No. 8 Tigers’ 50-48 win over Southwestern (Shelbyville). Matt’s pick: Barr-Reeve 57, Tindley 53.