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February 7, 2013

GREG'S PICKS: Champions will be crowned on Saturday

Bedford, Corydon, Paoli and New Wash picked to win sectional titles

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — Every young basketball players dreams of playing for her high school one day.

Every high school player dreams of doning a varsity uniform. And every varsity players dreams of being good enough to play in a sectional.

Only a few actually get a chance to play for a sectional crown. Even fewer get the opportunity to bring glory to her town or city with a sectional championship.

Every year, there are tens of thousands of basketball games played all across Indiana — from YMCA ball to AAU, from elementary to middle school, from freshman to junior varsity to varsity. All of them matter or they wouldn’t be played.

But the only ones that really matter are played this weekend. For the girls, it’s the weekend champions are crowned and legends are born.

GIRLS’ SECTIONALS — FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

CLASS 4A NEW ALBANY SECTIONAL

FRIDAY SEMIFINALS

Floyd Central (11-11) vs. Jennings County (8-12), 6 p.m.


• Series last 10 years: Floyd Central 9-5.

• This season: Jan. 22 — At Jennings County 51, Floyd Central 41.

• Total Sectional championships: Jennings County 10, Floyd Central 6.

• Last sectional championship: Jennings County — 2005; Floyd Central — 2010.

• Analysis: The Highlanders have to play better than their first outing with Jennings. I think they’ll get the spot in the finals opposite BNL.

• Greg’s Pick: Floyd Central 53, Jennings County 51.

Bedford North Lawrence (22-0) vs. Seymour (9-12), approximately 8 p.m.

• Rankings: BNL — No. 2 ICGSA; No. 2 IBCA.

• Series last 10 years: BNL 8-6.

• This season: Jan. 31 — At BNL 58, Seymour 41.

• Total Sectional championships: BNL 21, Seymour 11.

• Last sectional championship: BNL — 2012; Seymour — 2008.

• Analysis: Like Tuesday night, it’s BNL in a landslide

• Greg’s Pick: BNL 55, Seymour 36.

PREDICTED CHAMPION: Bedford North Lawrence. After going 15 years without a title, the Stars will easily win back-to-back crowns.

CLASS 3A SCOTTSBURG SECTIONAL

FRIDAY SEMIFINALS

Corydon Central (17-5) vs. Brownstown Central (8-10), 6 p.m.


• Series last 10 years: Corydon 6-4.

• This season: Jan. 26 — Corydon 53, at Brownstown 46.

• Total Sectional championships: Corydon 16, Brownstown 5.

• Last sectional championship: Corydon — 2008; Brownstown — 2011.

• Analysis: Things sure look to be lining up in Corydon’s favor, but it gets much harder from here on in.

• Greg’s Pick: Corydon 60, Brownstown Central 52.

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