Round 2: 2018 IHSAA Lafayette Jeff. Boys Basketball Sectional Tournament

Lafayette, Ind., — Six teams began, now only four remain as the 2018 Class 4A Sectional 7 heats up at Lafayette Jeff. After the Kokomo Wildcats and host Jefferson Bronchos squared off in the opening round of the 2018 IHSAA Lafayette Jefferson Basketball Tournament, it was Lafayette Jeff who came out on top, 50-39.

Jeff vs Kokomo
Lafayette Jefferson (white) vs. Kokomo Wildcats (red) in the opening round of IHSAA’s Sectional 7. Courtesy photo/Paul Neidig

Results – Tues., Feb. 27
G1: Lafayette Jefferson 50, Kokomo 39
G2: Zionsville 52,  Logansport 43

With the win, Jefferson advances to play defending sectional champions: the McCutcheon Mavericks, in Game 1 on Friday, March 2. The Zionsville Eagles will also advance after holding off Logansport for the 52-43 win. The Eagles take on the Harrison Raiders in Game 2 on Friday.

Class 4A Sectional 7 (Lafayette Jefferson) Schedule:

Tuesday, Feb. 27
G1: Kokomo vs. Lafayette Jeferson (6:00 PM EST)
G2: Zionsville vs. Logansport

Friday, Mar. 2
G3: McCutcheon vs. Lafayette Jefferson (6:00 PM EST)
G4: Harrison (West Lafayette) vs. Zionsville (7:30 PM EST)

Saturday, Mar. 3
Championship: Winner of G3 vs. Winner of G4 (7:30 PM EST)

Location: Marion L. Crawley Athletic Center, 1801 South 18th Street, Lafayette, IN 47905

Shawn Harmon, Andrew Bowes, and Royce King will be your crew of officials for Friday’s game between the Harrison Raiders and Zionsville Eagles.

Harrison enters Friday’s semi-finals with an overall record of 14-8. Guided by Head Coach Mike Rinehart, the Raiders won their last match-up of the regular season against Hamilton Heights, 89-76 where six players finished in double-digit scoring. Led by their seniors Benito Munoz (18pts), Austin Dunwoody (17pts), Calvin Walters (13pts), Bobby Dearing (12pts), and Alex Bauer (11pts) Harrison posted a 33-point quarter in the third over the Huskies. The Raiders look to bring their effort and energy to Friday’s battle against Zionsville.

The Eagles who came out of Tuesday’s opening round over Logansport, defeated the Berries in overtime for the 52-43 victory. Isaiah Thompson led Zionsville with 16 points and senior Mark Stemme added 14, including going 4 of 5 from 3-point range. Zionsville enters Friday’s match-up with a 20-3 overall record. The Eagles are led by Head Coach Shaun Busick.

Be sure to follow the IHSAA for more information and updates on the tournament.

View Friday’s action here.



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