Pairing set for girls basketball tourney

The Northfield and Southwood girls basketball teams kick off the IHSAA Class A Sectional 53 at Northfield Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, Feb. 2, 5, and 6.

The Wabash County and Three Rivers Conference rivals will face each other in the only game of the opening round Tuesday night, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. Northfield currently sports a 14-5 record while Southwood is 7-9.

The winner of the first-round game will face Lakeland Christian Academy (5-4) Friday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Southern Wells (4-15) will battled North Miami (3-15) in the first game Friday night.

The championship game is scheduled for Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.

Class 2A Sectional 37 at Manchester

Manchester will host Class 2A Sectional 37. Lewis Cass was scheduled to host the tournament but high Covid numbers in Cass County moved the games to Manchester.

Manchester (9-11) opens up against Carroll (Flora) (16-3) at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, while Wabash (12-6) will face Rochester (9-7) in the second game at 7:30 p.m.

Carroll defeated Manchester 65-46 on Dec. 12, and Rochester edged Wabash 45-43 the same night.

The Manchester-Carroll winner will face Lewis Cass Friday, Feb. 5, at 6 p.m., and the Wabash-Rochester winner will play Delphi at 7:30 p.m.

The championship game is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m.

Posted on 2021 Jan 26