Goshen News, Goshen, IN


December 27, 2013

Good times continue in basketball predictions

GOSHEN — Santa answered my Christmas letter and gave me another good week of high school boys basketball predictions.

The final tally for last week was 13-3 (81.3 percent). Missed calls were Elkhart Memorial over Concord, Goshen over Fairfield and South Bend Trinity over Lakeland Christian.

That gives me a 36-17 year-to-date mark (67.9).


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Elkhart Memorial vs. Mishawaka Marian — The Marian Knights were 92-52 winners over Memorial a year ago. Memorial has won nine of the last 14 meetings in the series. Memorial may have the edge in strength of schedule as their opponents have a combined record of 17-12 compared to Marian’s 14-10. Memorial.

Concord vs. Mishawaka — The Concord Minutemen won a 44-42 thriller last season and have a 19-5 lead in the series in recent years. Concord has a 1-2 scoring punch of senior Ramon Johnson and junior Filip Serwatka that has been tough to shutdown. Concord.

Penn vs. Goshen — Penn has won 14 of the last 20 meetings with the Goshen Redskins, including a 78-34 decision last year. Penn’s offense is averaging 69.8 points per game compared to 44.9 for Goshen. Penn’s defense is giving up 52.8 while the Redskins allow 45.0. Penn.

SB St. Joseph at Northridge — The St. Joseph Indians were 53-50 winners over the Northridge Raiders last season. The two teams have played six times in recent year with each team winning three games. This could be a close one as the Indians are averaging 61.0 points on offense and the Raiders 58.2. Northridge will be playing on its home floor and led by senior Nate Ritchie should be able to get the job done. Northridge.


NIC-NLC Shootout

Mishawaka Marian vs. Concord — The Minutemen were 68-63 winners a year ago and Concord has won all six of the recent meetings with the Marian Knights. Both teams lost NCAA Division I players from a year ago as Franko House of Concord is now playing at Ball State while Demitrius Jackson and Austin Torres of Marian have moved on to Notre Dame. Concord might have a slight edge in returning talent in Johnson and Serwatka. Concord.

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