Posted On: 02/21/20 11:00 AM

Last weekend, 64 teams dwindled down to 16...four in each of four classes, ready to do battle in the Semi-State this Saturday, to determine four State Champions the following weekend. The Semi-State round of the tournament is just a single game, paired with another game from one of the other classes. This year, the IHSAA has chosen to use LaPorte, Logansport, Jasper, and Jeffersonville as its host sites. In this article, I will focus on the two games at the LaPorte Semi-State, so below is a look at NorthWood, Benton Central, Penn, and Northwestern.

 

LAPORTE SEMI-STATE

Northwestern (28-0); Sagarin 1 (#1 in Class 4A); Strength of Schedule 85
Penn (27-2); Sagarin 9 (#8 in Class 4A); Strength of Schedule 32
Benton Central (26-3); Sagarin 25 (#4 in Class 3A); Strength of Schedule 173
NorthWood (26-3); Sagarin 32 (#6 in Class 3A); Strength of Schedule 69

Class 3A Semi-State Matchup: NorthWood vs. Benton Central, 1:00 p.m. EST
For whatever reason, Benton Central was in the South bracket last year, but they made it to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to finish as the Class 3A State Runner-Up. The Bison roster consists of a nice combination of

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