Goshen News, Goshen, IN


February 20, 2014


Season winding down for area boys hoops

GOSHEN — The high school boys basketball regular season is winding down with this weekend being the next to the last one before sectionals begin on Tuesday, March 4.

Sectional pairings will be released on Sunday. Fans can watch the 90-minute show on IHSAAtv.org, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Concord, Elkhart Central, Elkhart Memorial, Goshen, Northridge and Warsaw makeup the Class 4A field at North Side Gym in Elkhart. Fairfield, Lakeland, NorthWood, Tippecanoe Valley, Wawasee, West Noble and Whitko are in the 3A field at Wawasee. Bremen, Central Noble, Fremont, LaVille, Prairie Heights and Westview comprise the 2A field at Westview. Bethany Christian, Elkhart Christian Academy, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, Hamilton, Howe School, Lakeland Christian and Lakewood Park Christian are in the 1A field at Hamilton.

One of the highlight games on the local scene has the Westview Warriors (13-4, 7-1 NECC) at the Fairfield Falcons (10-6, 6-1). Due to the Westview girls playing in the Class 2A regional Saturday at Rensselaer Central the time for the boys games has been changed. The JV game is slated to begin at 2 p.m. and the varsity around 3:30.

The teams just played back on Jan. 15 in the second round of the NECC tourney with the Warriors winning 71-55. This will be the third season in a row and the seventh in the last eight these local rivals have played twice.

Junior Chandler Aspy scored 25 points, senior Judah Zickafoose 14 and classmate Jordyn Bontrager 11 to lead the Warriors in the first game with the Falcons. Sophomore Brock Goeglein netted 12 points and junior Joe Line 10 for the Falcons.

Bontrager is averaging 19.3 ppg, Aspy 15.0 and Zickafoose 9.1 for Westview. Line is averaging 18.4 for the Falcons.

Fairfield is also in action on Friday when the Falcons travel to Churubusco (4-14, 3-5).

The Northridge Raiders (15-2) fresh off winning the NLC championship host the Lakeland Lakers (7-9) on Friday and the Columbia City Eagles (8-10) on Saturday. Leading scorers for Northridge are senior Nate Ritchie 24.2 ppg and junior Pete Smith 12.0.

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