Goshen News, Goshen, IN


January 23, 2014

Hoop pick guru rolls on

GOSHEN — The NECC tournament wrapped up and that combined with the rest of the slate of high school boys basketball outcomes made for another pretty good week in the prediction business.

The picks in the NECC were perfect up until the championship when the West Noble Chargers ended Westview’s bid for a fifth straight tournament title. The 9-1 mark in the NECC and a 7-2 mark in other games made for a 16-3 week (84.2 percent).

The other missed calls were Northridge over NorthWood and Wawasee over Elkhart Memorial.

The year-to-date record is 82-24 (77.4).


FW Canterbury at Bethany Christian — This series is even at 10-10 in recent meetings after Canterbury’s 66-45 victory in last season’s sectional. Howe School is the only common opponent. Bethany defeated Howe 72-35 and Canterbury was a 92-29 winner. Canterbury is averaging 66.2 points per game on offense and the Bruins are going to try and slow the Cavaliers down. FW Canterbury.


NorthWood at Goshen — Goshen was a 55-47 winner when these two squared off last season. NorthWood has a slim 14-13 advantage in recent meetings. Both teams have played Fairfield and Northridge. Goshen defeated Fairfield 44-42 and lost to Northridge 53-33. NorthWood topped Fairfield 54-37 and lost to Northridge 54-52. NorthWood has multiple scoring options as Zach Zurcher, Jonathan Wilkinson, Will Stueve and Baxton Linville were all in double figures in an 89-55 win over Lakeland last Tuesday. NorthWood.

Westview at Fairfield — This is a rematch of an NECC second-round game from last week that the Westview Warriors won 71-55. The Warriors have a 27-11 edge in the series over the past 20 years. Prairie Heights stands out among the common foes. Westview was a 79-69 winner while Fairfield dropped a 68-66 decision to Heights. Westview’s point guard Jordyn Bontrager sprained an ankle in last Saturday’s NECC championship game with West Noble and if he is not 100 percent the Falcons could make this one more interesting. Westview.

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