Things didn’t go so well the second time around as I went 12-5 (71 percent) last week. That leaves me with a 22-6 record, which is good for 79 percent.


Elkhart (2-0) at Goshen (0-2): The Lions eliminated Goshen, 75-50, in the opener of the 1972 Elkhart Sectional. Malachi Emmons tallied 12 points in Elkhart’s 77-75 win over Northridge. Quinn Bechtel added six points in the RedHawks’ 50-49 loss to West Noble. Matt’s pick: Elkhart 73, Goshen 54.

Marian (1-1) at Mishawaka (0-0): The No. 4 (Class 3A) Knights edged Mishawaka, 51-48, a year ago. Mitchell Menting recorded six points in Marian’s 60-49 loss to Riley. Caleb Williams scored 83 points last season for the Cavemen (12-11). Matt’s pick: Marian 57, Mishawaka 51.

New Prairie (3-0, 1-0 NIC) at Penn (0-1): The Kingsmen slipped past New Prairie, 51-46, a season ago.  Braydon Flagg accounted for 19 points in the Cougars’ 79-58 win over LaPorte. Markus Burton racked up 16 points in Penn’s 73-63 setback to Carroll (Fort Wayne). Matt’s pick: New Prairie 67, Penn 64.

Plymouth (0-3) at Winamac (0-0): The Pilgrims cruised to a 54-29 win over Winamac last year. Cam Weidner’s five points were not enough for Plymouth in a 41-38 loss to Argos. Russell Compton averaged 4.5 points per contest a season ago for the Warriors (8-16). Matt’s pick: Plymouth 40, Winamac 36.