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Just wanted to know if you think any of these 8 undefeated teams have a chance to stay unbeaten before the state tournement begins!

Merrillville (11-0) - Merrillville's 3 closest games this year have been by 7 points to Laporte,Michigan City, and Crown Point. 2 of their next 4 games will be against Mich. City (6-6) and Crown Point(9-2) at home. The premier matchup may be on feb. 5th though when they host Munster(11-0). If they get by those 3 teams, Merrillville's only other opponent that could test them could be Valpraiso (9-3). Valpo lost to Merrillville by 14 earlier. This game is at Valpo.

Munster(11-0) - Munster's 2 closest games have been to Warren Central and Michigan City where they won by 8 and 6 respectively. Before the big matchup with Merrillvile on feb. 5th, they could get tested at home against Valpraiso(9-3). If they can pickup wins over Valpo and Merrillville, their biggest challenge could be at home in their last game vs. SB Riley (11-2).

Indpls. Cathedral (10-0) - Cathedral has won 5 games by 9 or less with the closest coming by 3 at home vs. Broad Ripple . They are currently playing in the city tourney. assuming they get by Indpls Northwest (7-5) and either Heritage Christian (5-4) or Covenant Christian (9-2), then a rematch could occur with Broad Ripple (11-2) on Jan. 22nd. If Cathedral can win the city tourney, stiff challenges could be possible their last 3 games against TH North (12-1), Park Tudor (13-2) , and Center Grove (12-2) . The 1st being at home and the latter 2 on the road.

Leo (12-0) - Leo has been tested 3 times this year. They beat Southern Wells(4-7) by 6, New Haven by 2, and Harding by 1. Their next game is against Southern Wells at home. If they get by Southern Wells, their biggest challenges could be against Whitko (9-2) , Norwell (10-1) , and Bluffton (8-3) . All 3 games are on the road .

Forest Park (12-0) - FP has had 3 close calls this year. They beat highly touted Washington by 5, Brownstown by 4, which is their only loss, and South Spencer by 3. Also beat previously unbeaten North Posey in Poseyville by 15. FP has some stiff challenges ahead starting with rival Jasper (7-4) on the road . If they can survive Jasper, another county rival (Southridge) will visit FP. Southridge is only 5-5 but has missed their leading scorer Austin Rasche several games. He may be back for this one . I would think Boonville (9-3) would be the other stiff challenge for FP.

Eastern Greene (11-0) - Eastern Greene really hasn't been challenged this year with their closest game being 15 points I believe to Clay City. Their schedule hasn't been real strong to date. That may change with a game coming up on Jan. 29th at Bedford North Lawrence (10-2) . BNL may be without 6-8 Wright State recruit Alex Pritchett who has been hurt. The other 2 challengers that could pose as a threat could be Martinsville (7-4) and North Daviess (10-3). Both are on the road.

Westview (12-0) - Westview has won 2 games by 6. Northwood and Lakeland were the opponents. Their closest though was a 3 point overtime victory against Northridge. Their stiffest challenge could come at Wawasee (7-4) in their 3rd last game of the season. 2 others could be at home against Fremont (8-4) and on the road against Concord (7-4) .

Hammond Noll (11-0) - Hammond Noll's closest game was to Bowman Academy , where they won by a single point. 2 other close games were to Hammond Morton winning by 3 and Wheeler by 4. They are currently playing in the Greater South Shore Tourney and could meet Wheeler again on Jan. 22nd . games left against teams with respectable records are Whiting (9-2) on the road, Valpraiso (9-3) at home, EC Central (9-3) at home, and Andrean (6-3) at home. EC Central has already beat one of southern Indiana's top teams in Castle.

It looks like all of these teams have some stiff challenges ahead but IMO if any of these teams go undefeated , I think it will be Merrillville but Munster will have something to say about that. If it's not Merrillville then Munster could accomplish the feat. Also , I think that Eastern Greene has a legitimate shot, especially if Pritchet is out for Bedford North Lawrence. Watching Forest Park, I think they are capable but it will be very tough.

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Eastern Greene will be challenged with road games at BNL, Martinsville, and North Daviess. Also they have 4 conference games remaining and we all know how those games go, just look at the Big Ten lately. THey will also have South Knox a sectional rival. They are leading the state in winning margin at 29 pts per game and will see some challenges down the ROAD.

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I hope both Munster and Merriville are undefeated when they meet, I will sure be in attendance for that one!!!!

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Cathedral has a very young team and a very tough schedule, especially late in the season.

I sure would like to see them remain undefeated through the Indianapolis City Tourney though.

Coach Andy Fagan has done an outstanding job with this group!!!!

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You can mark Cathedral off the list. Northwest 69, Cathedral 62 today in the Indianapolis City Tourney.

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is northwest that good or did cathedral have a bad game.

Cathedral had a terrible game. Cathedral beat Northwest by 12 just 3 weeks ago and had a 20+ point lead most of that game. You have to remember that Cathedral is very young. Only two seniors played today and the guards are both sophmores. The young guards had a tough day today and a lot of it was due to Northwest jumping the passing lanes.

Cathedral had a 6 point lead in the 4th quarter and had the ball twice and failed to score. IMO that was the turning point of the game.

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Cathedral had a terrible game. Cathedral beat Northwest by 12 just 3 weeks ago and had a 20+ point lead most of that game. You have to remember that Cathedral is very young. Only two seniors played today and the guards are both sophmores. The young guards had a tough day today and a lot of it was due to Northwest jumping the passing lanes.

Cathedral had a 6 point lead in the 4th quarter and had the ball twice and failed to score. IMO that was the turning point of the game.

turnovers were a huge minus for the irish. my irish did not rebound very well either. they started the game very flat and the pioneers had more pep in their step. seemed to want it more from the opening tip. we did not look like we rsn the press break very well. lesson learned, i hope. grow young irish grow.

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i thought northwest played well.

I totally agree with you!

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I totally agree with you!

They shot well, had more intensity, and played to win. Cathedral fought back took the lead and seemed to let up on the defensive end.

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They shot well, had more intensity, and played to win. Cathedral fought back took the lead and seemed to let up on the defensive end.

It was cool that the Northwest fans congratulated the Irish, to me, as I left the gym. They knew that the Space Pioneers had beaten a very good team with exceptional effort and they were classy with it! B)

I'll be rootin' for Northwest tonight, even though I have the utmost respect for Scott Hicks. He's a fine young man!

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It's great to be a cathedral man.

ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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Rangers win again, (stay unbeaten) with a hard fought come from behind win over a pretty good Jasper Wildcats ballclub. Not sure how many of the other aforementioned eight teams are still sporting a goose-egg in the loss column.

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Rangers still unbeaten after clipping SR tonight(53-40). Still a ways to go for the undefeated season, but they are slowly and surely advancing toward that goal, which is secondary to post season success as we all know, but a perfect reg season would be quite an accomplishment in it's own right.

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I was just curious, Does anybody know what Merrillville's gym size is ? I thought I saw someone say earlier they were going to go to the Munster/Merrillville game on Feb. 5th . I had heard on "Indiana Sportstalk" last week that a radio broadcaster said he didn't think that there were going to be any tickets available at the door !

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I was just curious, Does anybody know what Merrillville's gym size is ? I thought I saw someone say earlier they were going to go to the Munster/Merrillville game on Feb. 5th . I had heard on "Indiana Sportstalk" last week that a radio broadcaster said he didn't think that there were going to be any tickets available at the door !

Here is a fairly recent list of gym capacities:

http://web.archive.org/web/20070911031153/www.hoopshall.com/gyms/3000.html

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It's down to five unbeatens: In 4A, Merrillville and Munster; In 2A, Westview, Hammond Noll and Forest Park. One of these teams will automatically fall from the ranks of the unbeaten when Merrillville and Munster meet next weekend; as far as the other three, it's hard to say who will, if any, will remain unbeaten. All still have tough tests remaining. Also, I agree that the post-season is what matters most, but it is a nice accomplishment to finish with an undefeated record in the regular season. Will see if anyone can.

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It's down to five unbeatens: In 4A, Merrillville and Munster; In 2A, Westview, Hammond Noll and Forest Park. One of these teams will automatically fall from the ranks of the unbeaten when Merrillville and Munster meet next weekend; as far as the other three, it's hard to say who will, if any, will remain unbeaten. All still have tough tests remaining. Also, I agree that the post-season is what matters most, but it is a nice accomplishment to finish with an undefeated record in the regular season. Will see if anyone can.

I too am wondering who has the best chance to stay unbeaten. More than likely, #1 Forest Park has the talent to get the job done!! we'll see.

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Rangers pick up another win tonight to remain unbeaten on the season. Forest Park 71, Mater Dei 40. In another game, Jeffersonville 77, Reitz 60.

Another late score: Heritage Hills beat Boonville according to the Indianasportstalk scoreboard, by the score of 61-52. Nice job by the Patriots.

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If Mother Nature allows, the unbeaten list will automatically drop to four after tonight as Class 4A North powers Merrillville and Munster battle it out. Sounds like this game is a toss up. Hammond Noll, one of three Class 2A unbeatens remaining, also figures to get tested against Valparaiso tonight. One of the other two unbeatens, Forest Park, also plays tonight against Wood Memorial. The Rangers will try for a 17-0 start. The final unbeaten, Westview, is off tonight. Time will tell if any end the regular season unbeaten.

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As of Feb 23, we are down to only 3 unbeaten teams....

Hammond Noll 20-0 with one to play, possible 21-0

Munster 19-0 with one to play, possible 20-0

Forest Park however, has finished the regular season already undefeated and are 21-0 , waiting for tourney action. As of this date the Rangers are the winningest team in the state. If Noll defeats Andrean this week they can tie FP for that honor! Congratulations to the Rangers for being the first to finish the regular season unbeaten!....smile.gif

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As of Feb 23, we are down to only 3 unbeaten teams....

Hammond Noll 20-0 with one to play, possible 21-0

Munster 19-0 with one to play, possible 20-0

Forest Park however, has finished the regular season already undefeated and are 21-0 , waiting for tourney action. As of this date the Rangers are the winningest team in the state. If Noll defeats Andrean this week they can tie FP for that honor! Congratulations to the Rangers for being the first to finish the regular season unbeaten!....smile.gif

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I'm guessing Hammond Noll and Munster will join Forest Park as the three teams to finish the regular season unbeaten. All three deserve a lot of credit because that is not an easy feat.

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