Knights grab 4th straight sectional
The Southwood Knights won their fourth consecutive sectional title after defeating Northfield in their opening game and Canterbury in the championship game. 
Southwood 69, Northfield 35
The Knights jumped on Northfield early then slammed the door in the second half as Southwood defeated Northfield, 69-35, in the second round of the Class 1A Southwood Sectional Friday, March 3. Both teams received first-round byes.
The Knights took a 19-9 lead after one quarter of play and took an 11-point lead into the locker room with a 31-20 lead.
Southwood essentially put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring Northfield, 20-10 for a 51-30 lead, and cruised, 18-5, in the fourth.
Cole Winer led Southwood with 13 points, three rebounds, and three steals, while Will Winer had 12 points, six rebounds, six assists, and five steals on the night, and Bryce Wilcox had a big game with 12 points, seven rebounds, and three blocks. 
Jason Oprisek finished with eight points, nine rebounds, four assists, and two steals, with Nathan Lehner scoring eight points with four assists, and two steals, followed by Dylan Stout with six points and six rebounds, Jaret Denney with four points, one rebound, and one assist, and Dalton Barney, Caleb Wyatt, and Griffin Chambers with two points.
Southwood 70, Canterbury 57
Southwood once again took an early lead, withstood a fight from Fort Wayne Canterbury, steadily pulled away from the Cavaliers in the championship game, and celebrated a championship with a 70-57 victory Saturday, March 4. 
The Knights raced out to a 20-10 lead after one quarter only to see Canterbury cut the lead in half at 36-31 at halftime.
The Knights outscored the Cavaliers, 17-14, in the third quarter, then pulled away in the fourth quarter to advance to the Frankfort Regional this Saturday, March 11. 
Five Knights scored in double figures in the game, led by Lehner with 16 points. He added two steals, one assists, and one rebound to his tally, while Oprisek tossed in 14 points with four rebounds, and two steals, and Cole Winer added 12 points, four rebounds, and two assists. 
Wilcox and Stout were both big inside with Stout picking up 10 points, seven rebounds, five blocks and two steals and Wilcox recording 10 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks, and Will Winer finished with eight points, five rebounds, four steals, and three assists. 
Southwood (12-12) will face No. 11 Blue River Valley (20-6) in a one-game regional at Frankfort at 7 p.m.
No. 2 Fountain Central and Liberty Christian play in the early one-game regional at 4 p.m.
Posted on 2023 Mar 07