Boys state finals set — almost

Boys state finals set — almost

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The lineup for the 106th-annual IHSAA boys state basketball finals is nearly complete after semistate championships were decided Saturday.

Evansville Bosse won’t know its opponent in Class 3A until Tuesday night, after Griffith (25-3) and Marion (21-7) play their semistate game at Lafayette.

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(Photo by Richard Lieber, via Twitter)

Saturday’s Panthers-Giants game was postponed after the Griffith team bus was involved in a crash Saturday afternoon on I-65 in Jasper County. 

David Garrett, head coach of Griffith’s freshman team, was airlifted to the University of Chicago Hospital for treatment of his injuries. He has since been transferred to Christ Advocate Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. Several players suffered cuts and bruises but were released after treatment.

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No. 1 New Albany (26-1) will play 4th-rated McCutcheon (28-3) for the Class 4A title. No. 2 Lapel (25-4) and 7th-ranked Indianapolis Howe (23-7) will vie for the 2A crown with top-rated Liberty Christian (25-4) and Bloomfield (26-3) meeting for the Class A championship.

All games will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

ihsaa logo 3Semistate results

Richmond
Class 2A — Indianapolis Howe 70, Providence 62
Class 4A — New Albany 82, Southport 64

Huntington North
Class A — Liberty Christian 103, Gary 21st Century 80
Class 2A — Lapel 55, Fort Wayne Canterbury 49

Lafayette Jefferson
Class 4A — McCutcheon 40, Warsaw 37
Class 3A — Griffith (25-3) vs Marion (21-7) (postponed until 7 p.m. Tuesday; Griffith team bus involved in a crash Saturday afternoon)

Seymour
Class A — Bloomfield 58, West Washington 53
Class 3A — Evansville Bosse 74, Tri-West 71 (2 OT)

State finals
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, March 26

Class 4A • New Albany (26-1) vs McCutcheon (28-3) | 8:15 p.m.
Class 3A • Evansville Bosse (19-10) vs Griffith (25-3) or Marion (21-7) | 6 p.m.
Class 2A • Indianapolis Howe (23-7) vs Lapel (25-4) | 12:45 p.m.
Class A • Liberty Christian (25-4) vs Bloomfield (26-3) | 10:30 a.m.

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