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February 27, 2013

GREG'S PICKS: Title games should be worth price of admission

Potential Jeff-New Albany, Clarksville-Crawford County and Borden-CAI championship games could be interesting

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> SOUTHERN INDIANA — SATURDAY CHAMPIONSHIP

• PREDICTION:
Clarksville 60, Crawford County 52. Plain and simple, it’s just Clarksville’s year — and it’s been a long time coming. The Generals are too good to let this one slip away after beating Providence on Tuesday.

CLASS A BORDEN SECTIONAL

FRIDAY SEMFINALS

Lanesville (13-8) vs. Christian Academy (11-9)


• Time: 6 p.m.

• Computer-based Sagarin rankings: Lanesville 213 (Class A No. 27); Christian Academy 284 (Class A No. 49). According to Sagarin, Lanesville is favored by 6.31 points.

• Series last 15 years: Lanesville 20-10 (Lanesville 5-3 in tournament games, including four of the last five).

• Regular-season matchup: At Lanesville 62, Christian Academy 54 on Nov. 20.

• Analysis: It’s been a long time since CAI opened with the Eagles — and the Warriors are a different team. Kyle Hayes and DeVonta King will be too much for Lanesville to handle and CAI will move on.

• Greg’s Pick: Christian Academy 67, Lanesville 61.

Borden (18-3) vs. New Washington (9-12)

• Time: Approximately 7:30 p.m.

• Rankings: Borden — Class A No. 10 AP.

• Computer-based Sagarin rankings: Borden 177 (Class A No. 16); New Washington 324 (Class A No. 60). According to Sagarin, Borden is favored by 15.26 points.

• Series last 15 years: Borden 11-7 (Borden 2-0 in tournament games)

• Regular-season matchup: At Borden 63, New Washington 40 on Jan. 4.

• Analysis: It’s been a great comeback season for the New Washington program, but it would be a huge upset if the Mustangs hang with Borden. It would be an upset if it’s close.

• Greg’s Pick: Borden 65, New Washington 42.

SATURDAY CHAMPIONSHIP

• PREDICTION: Borden 68, Christian Academy 58. A couple of weeks ago, I was prepared to pick CAI in an upset. The way Borden has played since being beaten by Springs Valley on Feb. 9, there’s just no way to justify that prediction. The Warriors may have the stars in Hayes and King, but Braves’ balance will be the difference.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Keenan Williams, Jeffersonville


The Red Devils junior put up 28 points for the straight game in Jeff’s 87-60 first-round sectional win over Floyd Central. Williams went 10 for 11 from the field and 7-of-8 from the foul line and grabbed nine boards as Jeff advanced to face Bedford North Lawrence in Friday’s Seymour Sectional semifinal.

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