Penn and Adams win boys sectional openers; other area scores
MISHAWAKA, Ind. - The Cave was packed on Tuesday night, and for good reason. Not only was it the opening round of sectional play, but the Cavemen were hosting rival Penn right off the bat.
After falling behind in the first half, the Kingsmen roared back due in large part to the play of junior point guard Drew Lutz. The Kingsmen held off a late Mishawaka rally to win 52-48.
Lutz ended the third quarter on a personal 8-0 run, and ended with 17 points, seven assists, three steals, and four blocks.
"[The goal was] playing hard on defense and let the offense come through defense. Just playing as a team," he said after the win. "They're so much fun to play with. It was just a great atmosphere and a good win."
Now Penn advances to play undefeated Riley in the sectional semifinal on Friday night, which coach Al Rhodes knows will be a tall task.
"Riley is an unbeatable team," he said, somewhat jokingly. "That's the bad part of winning tonight, is you're playing an unbeatable team."
The other semifinal game on Friday features Clay taking on Adams, who beat LaPorte.
View highlights from both of Tuesday's games above, and other sectional scores below!
Penn 52, Mishawaka 48
Adams 62, LaPorte 44
Goshen 58, Warsaw 45
Chesterton 91, Kankakee Valley 41
Marian 50, Washington 47 (OT)
NorthWood 59, Fairfield 39
Lakeland 53, Wawasee 43
Bremen 62, Whitko 53
Westview 62, Prairie Heights 31
Triton 55, South Central 39