Improvement was made as I went 26-3 (89 percent) last week. Heading into the final week of January, my overall record is 149-35, which is good for 81 percent for the season.


Adams (13-0, 5-0 NIC) at Bremen (7-5, 2-2 NIC): The No. 5 (Class 4A) Eagles soared to a 74-29 win over Bremen last season. Quentez Columbus came up with 10 points in Adams’ 61-49 win against Chesterton. Zach Czarnecki added three points in the Lions’ 46-33 loss to New Prairie. Matt’s pick: Adams 74, Bremen 52.

Glenn (12-1, 3-1 NIC) at Marian (9-2, 3-2 NIC): The Falcons suffered a 54-38 loss to No. 7 (Class 3A) Marian a season ago. Jack Porter’s five points helped the Falcons to the TCU Bi-County Tournament title with a 47-37 win over New Prairie. Richard Brooks came up with 17 points in the Knights’ 59-56 overtime win at Penn. Matt’s pick: Marian 61, Glenn 59.

Goshen (5-8, 1-2 NLC) at Northridge (8-4, 1-2 NLC): The Raiders cruised to a 74-38 win over Goshen a year ago. Jordan Williams’ two points were not enough in the RedHawks’ 62-56 overtime loss to NorthWood. Sam Smith was limited to nine points in Northridge’s 57-45 loss at Mishawaka. Matt’s pick: Northridge 62, Goshen 50.

Wawasee (5-6) at Bethany Christian (6-7): The Warriors marched past Bethany Christian, 41-23, last year. Grant Brooks finished with eight points in Wawasee’s 43-40 win against West Noble. Beck Williams tallied 16 points in the Bruins’ 69-28 win over Hamilton. Matt’s pick: Wawasee 44, Bethany Christian 43.


Marquette Catholic (12-3) at Mishawaka (8-1): Kaden Manna chipped in 17 points in the Blazers’ 66-53 win over Calumet. Trent Johnson netted 18 points for the Cavemen against Northridge.  Matt’s pick: Mishawaka 76, Marquette Catholic 73.