WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County’s boys basketball teams are gearing up for sectional action next week.
Sectional pairings were announced by the Indiana High School Athletic Association on Sunday.
Columbia City faces Muncie Central in the opening round of the Class 4A Wayne Sectional on Wednesday, Feb. 27.
Churubusco faces South Adams in the opener at Eastside on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
Whitko drew the bye and takes on the winner of Central Noble and Westview in the Friday, March 1 sectional semifinal game at Westview.
Columbia City (8-13) competes in a strong sectional, as all opponents have a winning record, led by Homestead at 18-2.
The Spartans are 4-0 against sectional opponents, including a win over Columbia City, 42-31, on Jan. 15.
Columbia City is 0-3 against sectional opponents, falling to Homestead, Wayne (57-49) and Huntington North (41-29). Other first-round match-ups are Homestead vs. Huntington North on Feb. 26, and Jay County vs. Wayne on Feb. 27.
The winner of Homestead and Huntington North face South Side in the semi-final. The winner of Columbia City’s game faces the winner of Jay County and Wayne in round two.
Churubusco beat South Adams by five points, 57-52, in the regular season game on Dec. 28.
The Eagles currently sit as one of the top teams in the sectional with a 2-0 record against sectional opponents. Adams Central is 12-9 and 4-2 against sectional opponents. Adams Central is the lone team in the sectional with a winning record, but Churubusco won the match-up in overtime, 71-67, on Dec. 10.
The other opening-round game of the sectional pits the hosts against Fort Wayne Canterbury. The winner of that game faces Adams Central.
The winner of Churubusco’s game takes on Bluffton in the semifinal.
Whitko sits in the middle of the Westview sectional with an 11-9 record.
The Wildcats are 2-1 against sectional opponents, but face a difficult sectional, with 20-4 Westview and 18-3 LaVille.
The Wildcats drew the bye and face the winner of Westview and Central Noble in the sectional semifinal.
Prairie Heights and Bremen face off in round one and the winner takes on LaVille in the semifinal.
All championship games are on Saturday, March 2, weather permitting.
Wayne sectional — Class 4A
G1: Homestead vs. Huntington North (Tuesday)
G2: Muncie Central vs. Columbia City (Wednesday)
G3: Jay County vs. Wayne (Wednesday)
G4: South Side vs. winner of G1
G5: Winner of G2 vs. winner of G3
Homestead (18-2), (4-0)
Muncie Central (11-10), (1-0)
Wayne (12-9), (2-1)
South Side (10-7), (2-2)
Huntington North (17-4), (1-2)
Jay County (13-7), (0-2)
Columbia City (8-13), (0-3)
Eastside sectional — Class 2A
G1: Eastside vs. Canterbury (Tuesday)
G2: South Adams vs. Churubusco (Tuesday)
G3: Adams Central vs. winner of G1 (Friday)
G4: Bluffton vs. winner G2 (Friday)
Churubusco (10-11), (2-0)
Bluffton (7-14),( 2-1)
Adams Central (12-9), (4-2)
Canterbury (6-12), (1-1)
Eastside (8-12), (0-1)
South Adams (1-19), (0-4)
Westview sectional — Class 2A
G1: Central Noble vs. Westview (Tuesday)
G2: Prairie Heights vs. Bremen (Tuesday)
G3: Whitko vs. winner of G1 (Friday)
G4: LaVille vs. winner of G2 (Friday)
Westview (20-4), (4-0)
LaVille (18-3), (2-0)
Whitko (11-9), (2-1)
Central Noble (13-6), (1-3)
Bremen (8-12), (0-2)
Prairie Heights (15-5), (0-3)