2/7 Friday Night Highlight Zone

Marion James Blackmon

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – McDonald’s All-American James Blackmon, Jr. led Marion with 26 points as the Giants topped 1A no. 10 Blackhawk Christian Friday night at Bill Green Arena in the Highlight Zone “Game of the Week.”

Blackmon – and Indiana University signee – beat the first half buzzer and already had 19 points at intermission. He came into the night second in the state with a 35.8 points per game average.

In SAC boys play North Side finished the conference slate with a perfect 7-0 record as the Redskins edged Bishop Dwenger 70-69 at By Hey Arena. At Snider the Panthers clinched a second place finish in the SAC with a 59-At Don Reichert Gymnasium it was Wright State-bound Justin Mitchell leading the Generals with 30 points as they topped South Side 79-71. At Concordia Jacoby Claypool led the Bruins with 16 points as Northrop bested the Cadets 63-38.

In SAC girls action Concordia topped Northrop 52-31 to finish a perfect 7-0 in the SAC after clinching the conference title last Friday. Courtney Smith led the Cadets with 18 points while De’Jour Young added 13. Central Michigan signee Aleah Swary paced the Bruins with 15 points. At Snider it was Bishop Luers outlasting the host Panthers 54-50, South Side topped Wayne 61-48, while Dwenger outlasted North Side 69-67 in overtime.

In Topeka Westview topped West Noble 59-51 as the Warriors finished a perfect 10-0 in conference play. On the boys side Westview moved to 6-0 in NECC play by beating West Noble 66-55.

In non-conference girls action Huntington North bested “Highway of Vice Presidents” rival Columbia City 49-42 while Homestead rolled Leo 75-29. In NCC boys play Kokomo topped Huntington North 69-51.



Friday’s Scores
By The Associated Press
BOYS BASKETBALL
Alexandria 50, Madison-Grant 45
Argos 63, Caston 49
Attica 90, Turkey Run 50
Austin 73, Charlestown 50
Avon 56, Lafayette Jeff 50
Bedford N. Lawrence 85, Floyd Central 69
Bloomington North 78, Northview 65
Bowman Academy 58, Indpls Cathedral 51
Brownsburg 59, Westfield 32
Carmel 58, Lawrence North 42
Cascade 54, Bethesda Christian 44
Cass 55, Peru 34
Christian Academy 56, Trinity Lutheran 49
Clay City 57, Shakamak 53
Clinton Prairie 61, Sheridan 38
Columbus Christian 73, Christel House Academy 43
Columbus East 73, Jennings Co. 69
Columbus North 75, Bloomington South 56
Connersville 64, Muncie South 41
Corydon 80, Eastern (Pekin) 35
Covington 64, Faith Christian 40
Covington 64, Faith Christian 40
Crawford Co. 64, N. Harrison 60, OT
Crawfordsville 52, Western Boone 44
Crown Point 64, Portage 47
Danville 82, Frankfort 70
Decatur Central 82, Whiteland 79, OT
Delphi 44, Carroll (Flora) 41
Delta 64, Greenfield 59
Eastern (Greene) 65, White River Valley 61
Eastern Hancock 62, Tri 44
Eastside 56, Hamilton 47
Edgewood 50, Brown Co. 45
Elkhart Christian 67, Bethany Christian 38
Elkhart Memorial 59, Warsaw 53
Elwood 52, Eastern (Greentown) 45
Ev. Central 57, Ev. North 29
Ev. Harrison 74, Ev. Memorial 73
Ev. Mater Dei 57, Forest Park 41
Ev. Reitz 91, Jeffersonville 64
Fountain Central 56, Rockville 50
Franklin Co. 48, N. Decatur 39
Frankton 55, Mississinewa 32
Ft. Wayne North 70, Ft. Wayne Dwenger 69
Ft. Wayne Northrop 63, Ft. Wayne Concordia 38
Ft. Wayne Snider 59, Ft. Wayne Luers 56
Glenn 55, Culver 45
Goshen 48, Plymouth 40
Greencastle 47, Monrovia 40
Greensburg 73, Rushville 43
Greenwood 49, Plainfield 42, OT
Greenwood Christian 60, Waldron 47
Hamilton Hts. 59, Maconaquah 44
Hammond 88, Hammond Clark 56
Heritage Christian 66, Triton Central 58
Heritage Hills 80, Boonville 50
Indiana Math and Science Academy 70, Indpls Arlington 62
Indpls Ben Davis 63, Terre Haute South 33
Indpls Brebeuf 73, Indpls Park Tudor 67
Indpls Howe 91, Indpls Northwest 64
Indpls Marshall 86, Horizon Christian 80
Indpls N. Central 60, Lawrence Central 48
Indpls Pike 50, Franklin Central 49
Indpls Roncalli 58, Indpls Chatard 36
Indpls Scecina 78, Indpls Ritter 38
Jac-Cen-Del 70, S. Decatur 57
Jasper 58, Mt. Carmel, Ill. 56, OT
Jay Co. 44, Eastbrook 41
Jimtown 56, Bremen 54, OT
Knightstown 54, Blue River 44
Kokomo 69, Huntington North 51
LaCrosse 59, Covenant Christian (DeMotte) 47
Lake Central 65, Merrillville 43
Lake Station 70, River Forest 53
Lakeland 48, Churubusco 44
Lakewood Park 66, Lakeland Christian 42
Lanesville 64, New Washington 46
Lapel 65, Indpls Lutheran 35
Lebanon 72, Rossville 62
Liberty Christian 75, Baptist Academy 55
Logansport 75, Muncie Central 54
Lowell 57, Andrean 40
Madison 61, Seymour 58
Manchester 65, Northfield 45
Marcellus Howardsville Christian, Mich. 52, Granger Christian 34
Marion 79, Ft. Wayne Blackhawk 62
Martinsville 58, Mooresville 48
McCutcheon 83, Fishers 72
Michigan City 59, Chesterton 49
Milan 72, Rising Sun 46
Morgan Twp. 50, S. Central (LaPorte) 36
Muncie Burris 66, Anderson Prep Academy 43
Munster 59, Griffith 55
N. Daviess 48, Bloomfield 42
N. Knox 64, Dubois 48
N. Miami 41, Whitko 38
N. Montgomery 57, Benton Central 45
N. White 61, Pioneer 58
New Albany 37, Providence 31
New Prairie 46, Knox 38
Noblesville 73, Lafayette Harrison 42
Oak Hill 77, Blackford 55
Orleans 63, Paoli 37
Owen Valley 66, Sullivan 57
Penn 67, S. Bend Adams 54
Randolph Southern 36, Daleville 29
Richmond 57, Anderson 35
Riverton Parke 39, Seeger 32
S. Bend Clay 44, Mishawaka 39
S. Bend St. Joseph’s 83, S. Bend Riley 65
S. Bend Washington 71, Elkhart Central 58
S. Knox 77, Shoals 36
S. Newton 43, Tri-County 39
S. Putnam 45, N. Putnam 42
S. Vermillion 61, N. Vermillion 48
Shelbyville 61, New Palestine 59
Silver Creek 58, Salem 35
Southport 71, Indpls Perry Meridian 57
Southridge 51, N. Posey 37
Southwestern (Shelby) 52, Hauser 51
Southwood 54, Rochester 51
Speedway 63, Covenant Christian 59, OT
Switzerland Co. 71, Madison Shawe 35
Tippecanoe Valley 56, Wabash 35
Tipton 60, Northwestern 54
Tri-Central 57, Clinton Central 37
Tri-West 84, Southmont 53
Twin Lakes 86, Frontier 23
Union City 70, Cambridge City 61
University 65, Indpls Washington 59, 2OT
Valparaiso 58, LaPorte 51
Vincennes 55, Washington 53, OT
Vincennes Rivet 60, Wood Memorial 46
W. Lafayette 47, Lafayette Catholic 29
Wapahani 103, Cowan 38
Warren Central 56, Center Grove 40
Washington Twp. 64, Hebron 49
Westview 66, W. Noble 55
Whiting 57, N. Newton 42
Winchester 71, Monroe Central 68
Yorktown 69, Pendleton Hts. 61, OT
POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
Henryville vs. Crothersville, ppd.
Indiana Deaf vs. Medora, ppd.
Mt. Vernon (Posey) vs. Princeton, ppd. to Feb 8.
Pike Central vs. Tell City, ppd. to Mar 1.
Southwestern (Jefferson) vs. Scottsburg, ppd.
Washington Catholic vs. S. Central (Harrison), ppd. to Feb 28.
Western vs. Taylor, ppd. to Feb 13.
GIRLS BASKETBALL
Alexandria 66, Madison-Grant 57
Angola 47, Fremont 44
Attica 76, Riverton Parke 51
Center Grove 78, Carmel 43
Clinton Prairie 47, N. White 41
Columbus East 63, Floyd Central 62
Covenant Christian (DeMotte) 36, LaCrosse 34
Danville 75, Frankfort 36
Eastside 36, Hamilton 30
Ev. Central 58, Terre Haute North 41
Fishers 53, Decatur Central 38
Ft. Wayne Concordia 52, Ft. Wayne Northrop 31
Ft. Wayne Dwenger 69, Ft. Wayne North 67, OT
Ft. Wayne Luers 54, Ft. Wayne Snider 50
Ft. Wayne South 61, Ft. Wayne Wayne 49
Glenn 41, Culver 38
Greencastle 39, Monrovia 34
Greenwood 52, Indian Creek 27
Hanover Central 65, N. Newton 38
Highland 59, E. Chicago 51
Hobart 54, Crown Point 52
Homestead 75, Leo 29
Huntington North 49, Columbia City 42
Indiana Deaf 54, Eminence 27
Indpls Lutheran 54, Edinburgh 38
Indpls N. Central 57, Lawrence Central 34
Indpls Shortridge 61, Seton Catholic 25
Indpls Washington 39, University 27
Jac-Cen-Del 55, Rising Sun 40
Jeffersonville 51, Seymour 43
Lafayette Catholic 64, Lafayette Jeff 50
Liberty Christian 66, Baptist Academy 42
Logansport 71, Muncie Central 62
Madison 70, Charlestown 42
Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 62, Ft. Wayne Canterbury 48
Muncie South 70, Indpls Manual 38
N. Decatur 63, Hauser 39
N. Putnam 49, S. Putnam 42
Noblesville 63, Lafayette Harrison 38
Northridge 46, Wawasee 20
NorthWood 55, Concord 10
Norwell 70, Southern Wells 39
Owen Valley 69, Sullivan 55
Prairie Hts. 61, Central Noble 54
S. Adams 58, Bellmont 45
S. Bend Riley 61, Michigan City 57
S. Dearborn 59, Batesville 58, OT
Shakamak 60, Cloverdale 36
Southridge 43, Paoli 37
Switzerland Co. 53, Madison Shawe 30
Tri-West 63, Southmont 39
Triton 57, LaVille 22
Union Co. 58, Northeastern 31
Vincennes Rivet 66, Wood Memorial 41
Western Boone 53, Crawfordsville 28
Westview 59, W. Noble 51
Whitko 50, Northfield 46
Winamac 40, Frontier 35
Woodlan 54, New Haven 40
Zionsville 75, Indpls Northwest 35
POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
Princeton vs. Castle, ccd.

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