(2-20-23) Yesterday was the day the ‘ping pong‘ balls selected the 1st round tournament match-ups.

Ben Davis (24-0) will meet Southport (14-8) in Sectional 11 play at Perry Meridian. The Giants are the # 1 team in both the 4A poll from the Associated Press and the single class poll from the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA).

Sectional games are scheduled to begin Tuesday, Feb. 28th

Perry Meridian (7)
G1: Roncalli vs. Decatur Central. Tues
G2: Perry Meridian vs. Franklin Central. Wed
G3: Southport vs. Ben Davis. Wed
G4: Pike vs. Winner of G1. Fri
G5: Winner of G2 vs. Winner of G3. Fri
Championship: Winner of G4 vs. Winner of G5. Sa


The Giants, the onlyundefeated team in the Top 20, have held the top spot for most of the season, this week again they held on to all 20 1st place votes

Penn and Hammond Central remain in 2nd and 3rd.

With 10 losses, Fishers (13-10) is ranked #20 this week.

Other IBCA Top 20 1st Round Sectional Games

Class 3A – #8 NorthWood will host Wawasee in the opening game of
Sectional 20.

Class 2A – #10 Linton-Stockton will play Paoli in the first round of Sectional 47 played at North Knox

Class 4AIndianapolis Cathedral , the defending state champions in Class 4A and ranked #7 in this week’s IBCA poll, drew a bye and will await the Warren Central-Lawrence Central winner