Spartans draw Mt. Vernon in Sectional 9 play

Spartans draw Mt. Vernon in Sectional 9 play

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Pairings are set for the 107th annual IHSAA boys basketball tournament, and the Class 4A Sectional 9 defending champion Connersville Spartans will open post-season play against Mt. Vernon (Fortville). 

CHS (22-1) and the Marauders (12-8) will tangle in the opening game of the sectional at New Castle Fieldhouse at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28. 

The Spartans defeated Mt. Vernon in a quadruple-overtime thriller on Jan. 27, winning 88-85 on the Marauders’ home court. 

The second game on Tuesday will pit Greenfield-Central (11-11) vs Pendleton Heights (17-5). 

The Richmond Red Devils (2-21) drew a bye and will play the winner between Connersville and Mt. Vernon at 6 p.m. Friday.

Host New Castle (15-5) also drew a bye and will play either Greenfield-Central or Pendleton Heights in Friday’s second game.

The championship game is set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 4. 

The champions of the New Castle sectional will play the winner of Sectional 12 at Plainfield in the first game of regional action at Southport Fieldhouse on Saturday, March 11. The winners from Indianapolis North Central (Sectional 10) and Decatur Central (Sectional 11) meet in game two.

Here are the matchups for Sectional 9, Class 3A Sectional 29 at Greensburg and Class 2A Sectional 41 at Hagerstown. 

4A Sectional 9, New Castle

Tuesday — Game 1: Mt. Vernon (Fortville) (12-8) vs Connersville (22-1) (6 p.m.) 
Tuesday — Game 2: Greenfield-Central (11-11) vs Pendleton Heights (17-5) (7:30 p.m.) 

Friday — Richmond (2-21) vs winner Game 1 (6 p.m.) 
Friday — New Castle (15-5) vs winner Game 2 (7:30 p.m.) 

Saturday: championship game (7:30 p.m.) 


3A Sectional 29, Greensburg

Tuesday — Game 1: South Dearborn (5-16) vs Madison (6-15)

Wednesday — Game 1: Franklin County (10-11) vs Lawrenceburg (16-6)

Wednesday — Game 2: Batesville (12-9) vs Rushville (2-19)

Friday — Game 1: Greensburg (14-6) vs winner Game 1

Friday — Game 2: Winner Game 2 vs winner Game 3

Saturday: championship game 

2A Sectional 41, Hagerstown 

Tuesday — Game 1: Union County (10-12) vs Centerville (11-9)

Tuesday — Game 2: Winchester (10-10) vs Hagerstown (14-7)

Friday — Cambridge City Lincoln (14-6) vs winner Game 1

Friday — Northeastern (18-4) vs winner Game 2

Satuday: championship game 


Complete IHSAA sectional pairings.

Sectional 9 info from John Harrell’s Indiana high school basketball website.

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