With the snowy weather conditions, it was very difficult for Indianapolis sports fans to get their high school basketball fix in person this weekend, so funcityfinder.com is here to give you a roundup of all the area’s top action.
FRIDAY: The Greyhounds jumped out to a 12-0 lead on 13th-ranked Center Grove, but were outscored by 32 points the rest of the way, falling to the Trojans 60-40. Scott Laskowski, son of former Indiana University star John Laskowski, scored 13 points to lead Carmel. The Greyhounds have now lost two of their last three games.
FRIDAY: North Central destroyed a struggling Ben Davis HS squad 84-54 in their lone weekend game. Sophomore guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 23 points, and Purdue University recruit Terone Johnson added 21 to lead the 7-2 Panthers. Freshman standout Tony Wills led the Giants with 19 points.
#5 Pike High School (Indianapolis, Indiana)
FRIDAY: The Red Devils ran their record to 7-1 by beating Perry Meridian HS (Indianapolis, Indiana) 71-66. Pike hasn’t lost since the opening game of the season (a 94-79 loss to North Central), and they head into this week’s Marion County Tournament as heavy favorites. Against the Falcons, Anthony White was the high scorer in the game with 23 points, and Marquis Teague, considered by most to be the top Indianapolis basketball prospect, finished with 16.
FRIDAY: Game against McCutcheon HS (Lafayette, Indiana) postponed. The Millers are back in action Friday the 15th at Avon.
SATURDAY: IDLE — Face Southport HS (Indianapolis, Indiana) on Tuesday in the first round of the Marion County Tournament, then play the winner of Beech Grove HS (Beech Grove, Indiana) and Franklin Central HS (Indianapolis, IN) on Wednesday night.
FRIDAY: After falling behind 50-37 in the 4th quarter, Zionsville narrowed the lead to one with a minute left, but Lafayette Jeff’s (Lafayette, Indiana) free-throw shooting proved too much down the stretch, and the Eagles fell 67-64. Zionsville was playing without starting forward — and University of Notre Dame football recruit — Blake Lueders, who was playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. They got 17 points from Chris Roberts, but it wasn’t enough to make up for the 31 that Jesse Berry poured in against them.
FRIDAY: The Trojans surprised everyone by beating 2nd-ranked Carmel by 20 points on the Greyhounds home-court. Kyle Barth, who quarterbacked the Trojans to the semistate game in football, led Center Grove with 15 points and guard Jonny Marlin added 11 points and six rebounds. The Trojans are sitting at 9-1, with their only loss coming at the hands of #1 ranked Bloomington South HS (Bloomington, Indiana), and they’ll be a heavy favorite in this week’s Johnson County Tournament.
SATURDAY: Gary Harris had 13 points, eight rebounds, and six steals for the Royals, but it was Tyler Wheeler who proved the hero by sinking two free throws with 3.6 seconds left to beat Muncie Central (Muncie, Indiana) 49-47.
FRIDAY: Undefeated Danville beat Brownsburg HS (Brownsburg, Indiana) in the second round of the Hendricks County Tournament, 60-43. The Bulldogs kept it closer than most — the 17 point margin of victory was the slimmest of the Warriors season since the first game — but Jordan Weidner’s 23 points and Travis Carroll’s inside presence were too much to overcome.
SATURDAY: Danville took on Avon HS (Avon, Indiana) in the finals, and experienced their toughest test of the season. The Warriors found themselves with a two point lead and a season-low for points at the end of the first half, but a 21-11 run through the third quarter allowed the Warriors to take home their first county championship since 2005. Carroll, a 2010 Matt Painter recruit, scored 24 points and hauled in 15 rebounds to lead the way for Danville.
FRIDAY: Mount Vernon got a big third quarter from Jake Stafford, and the Class 3A #6 Marauders cruised to a 58-43 victory over Greenfield Central HS (Greenfield, Indiana). Stafford and Daniel Turner shared the scoring lead with 14 points apiece.
SATURDAY: The Marauders needed overtime to do it, but they upset previously undefeated New Castle HS (New Castle, Indiana) at the Trojans massive Fieldhouse. Daniel Turner had a double-double (22 points, 10 rebounds) and hit seven free-throws in seal the game in overtime, and IUPUI recruit P.J. Hubert had 15 points to help push Mount Vernon’s record to 10-2.
#15 Indianapolis Howe High School (Indianapolis, Indiana)
FRIDAY: In one of the best games in the entire state of Indiana this weekend, Howe defeated Broad Ripple HS (Broad Ripple, Indiana) 65-63 in overtime. Broad Ripple rallied from a nine-point deficit with five minutes remaining to send the game in an extra period, but with the game tied up at 63-63 all in OT, the Rockets Ron Patterson was stripped of the ball under his own basket by Howe’s Andre Hampton, who then laid the ball in with four seconds left on the clock. Aaron Payne’s last second shot missed, and Howe escaped with an important victory in the Indiana Public Schools Athletic Conference. University of Detroit recruit Jordan Manuel led all scorers with 20 points.
#10 Indianapolis Washington High School (Indianapolis, Indiana)
FRIDAY: The Continentals extended their winning streak to three by beating Manual HS (Indianapolis, Indiana) 65-57. Brandon Demmings led the way with 19 for Washington, who moved to 2-2 in the Indiana Public Schools Athletic Conference.
#15 Park Tudor High School (Indianapolis, Indiana)
FRIDAY: Despite 32 points from Yogi Ferrell, the Park Tudor Panthers couldn’t hang with Heritage Christian HS (Indianapolis, Indiana). Ferrell, a sophomore whose 27.4 scoring average leads the Indy area, was outperformed down the stretch by the Eagles’ super freshman Basil Smotherman. Smotherman scored eight of his team leading 16 points in the 4th quarter as Heritage Christian prevailed 67-61.