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March 15, 2013

Semistate staff perspectives

New and Tribune writers weigh on Borden, Jeff's chances


> SOUTHERN INDIANA — Ryan Ingram, Sports Correspondent: “Tough, fundamentally sound, well-coached and unselfish are all ways to describe the Braves. Come Saturday, state finalist will also apply.”

Joseph Adams, Sports Correspondent: “Borden had two very tough matchups in the regional and ended up pulling them both off with one-point victories. Borden has had the tougher road and University will have a tough time against an experienced Borden team. Borden leads the entire way and heads to state.”


Kevin Harris, Sports Reporter: “The strategy is pretty cut and dry when an opponent plays Jeff. If you don’t turn the ball over and don’t rush your shots against the Red Devils’ quickness, you’ve got a pretty good shot of winning. But if you don’t do those things, you are going to have a long night. It is a lot easier said than done when opponents say they need to handle Jeff’s quickness, so I’m giving the edge to the Devils this time. Plus, I’m making this pick so I can slow down the teasing that I have been getting from WNDA-AM Radio color commentator and Jeff super fan Ted Throckmorton when I don’t pick Jeff or IU. So this week’s picks are all you, Teddy so get off my back (Ha! Ha!).”

Chris Morris, Assitant Editor: “I don’t think there is anyway to keep the Red Devils out of the 4A title game.”

Matt Koesters, News Reporter: “It’s become painfully clear that this isn’t a typical year for the Red Devils. Chad Gilbert has them playing at a high level, and they’ve managed to defeat much stronger opponents through smart play and hustle. Will they beat Cathedral in Seymour? I hope so, but I’m going to keep picking against them because they’ve already gone further than I could have guessed.”

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