Some improvement was made as I went 16-4 (80 percent) last week. My overall record is now 38-10, which keeps me at 79 percent for the season.


Clay (0-2) at Goshen (0-4): The RedHawks needed overtime to claim a 70-59 win over Clay last season. Ameer Harris added nine points in the Colonials’ 93-59 loss at No. 1 (Class 1A) Kouts. Zach Subera had four points in Goshen’s 68-50 loss to No. 5 (Class 3A) Saint Joseph. Matt’s pick: Clay 60, Goshen 54.

LaVille (0-0) at Bremen (2-1): The Lancers marched past Bremen, 47-40, a year ago. Bobby Good averaged 11.7 points a game a season ago for defending Class 2A sectional champ LaVille (19-6).  Ty Feldman chipped in two points in the Lions’ 59-43 win over South Central. Matt’s pick: LaVille 47, Bremen 43.

Northridge (3-1) at Riley (4-0): The Raiders posted a 68-62 win over Riley last year. Micah Hochstetler tallied two points for Northridge in its 60-51 win over Angola. James Boyd accounted for four points in the Wildcats’ 73-50 win over Fort Wayne North. Matt’s pick: Riley 73, Northridge 68.

NorthWood (3-1) at Jimtown (0-1): The Jimmies suffered a 41-35 overtime loss to NorthWood a season ago. Cade Brenner’s 19 points paved the way in the Panthers’ 46-29 win over Fairfield. Nick Carithers finished with three points in Jimtown’s 83-38 loss to Riley. Matt’s pick: NorthWood 45, Jimtown 39.