Tech meets Cathedral Monday night




Here’s my ballot in this week’s Associated Press boys basketball media poll. The poll will be released Monday.

Class 4A

1st Place: Carmel (12-1)

2nd Place: Columbus North (14-1)

3rd Place: Indianapolis Pike (13-2)

4th Place: Indianapolis Tech (14-1)

5th Place: Indianapolis N. Central (9-4)

6th Place: Hamilton Southeastern (12-1)

7th Place: Munster (15-0)

8th Place: Indianapolis Ben Davis (10-3)

9th Place: Merrillville (11-1)

10th Place: Kokomo (12-2)

Notes: Carmel beat Pike 69-58 Wednesday. Greyhounds will host Ben Davis Saturday and visit Lawrence North (10-3) Feb. 1. … Tech riding a 12-game win streak, although only five of those wins are against Class 4A competition. Tech will face 4A Cathedral (9-5) Monday night in the Indianapolis city championship. The Titans have defeated the Irish twice already this season. … Hamilton Southeastern and Tech will meet Saturday at HSE.

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Class 3A

1st Place: Mt.Vernon (Fortville) (12-0)

2nd Place: Ev. Bosse (12-3)

3rd Place: Andrean (12-1)

4th Place: Greensburg (12-1)

5th Place: Batesville (11-1)

6th Place: Plymouth (11-2)

7th Place: Lebanon (10-2)

8th Place: Ft. Wayne Concordia (11-3)

9th Place: Indianapolis Brebeuf (8-5)

10th Place: Guerin Catholic (11-4)

Notes: Brebeuf beat defending state champ Guerin 55-47 Friday. Mt. Vernon, Brebeuf and Guerin belong to Sectional 26, to be hosted by MV. … Andrean suffered its first loss Wednesday, 68-57, at 4A Chesterton (9-5). … Evansville Bosse (77.13 ppg) and 4A Pike are tied for third among state team scoring leaders. 3A’s Leo (79.77) and Gary Wallace (78.07) are the top scoring teams.

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Class 2A

1st Place: Indianapolis Park Tudor (13-1)

2nd Place: Tipton (14-1)

3rd Place: Hammond Noll (13-0)

4th Place: Providence (12-1)

5th Place: Hagerstown (13-0)

6th Place: Bowman Academy (6-7)

7th Place: Clarksville (11-3)

8th Place: Linton-Stockton (11-2)

9th Place: Sullivan (12-3)

10th Place: Speedway (11-3)

Notes: Park Tudor smoked Speedway 81-51 Tuesday. … Speedway is 1-3 the last four games after opening the season at 10-0. … Bowman Academy, continuing with one of the state’s toughest schedules, defeated 4A Fort Wayne Northrop (13-3) Saturday, 74-73. … Hagerstown, which hasn’t won a sectional since 1965, is one of six undefeated teams remaining, along with 4A Munster, 3A Mt. Vernon, Hammond Noll in 2A and Waldron and Rockville in Class A.

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Class A

1st Place: Rockville (16-0)

2nd Place: Ft. Wayne Canterbury (8-4)

3rd Place: Barr-Reeve (14-1)

4th Place: Loogootee (13-2)

5th Place: Waldron (13-0)

6th Place: Edinburgh (9-2)

7th Place: Ev. Day (10-3)

8th Place: Michigan City Marquette (9-4)

9th Place: Pioneer (10-3)

10th Place: Borden (11-2)

Notes: The top-ranked Rox are allowing only 39.31 points per game, fifth best in the state behind 2A Providence (35.08), 4A Jay County (35.21), 1A Barr-Reeve (36.40) and 1A Caston (37.57). … An 0-3 start to the season has kept Caston (10-4) out of the top 10 this year, but if they keep their current hot streak going with a win Friday at Pioneer, the Comets will start receiving votes. … FW Canterbury, whose four losses are to 3A/4A competition, will visit 3A FW Concordia (11-3) Saturday. 

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