The IHSAA announced the sectional pairings for the 109th boys’ basketball state tournament on Sunday. Fountain Central (12-11) will open play at Class 2A Sectional No. 38 at Delphi against Covington (18-3) in the first game on Wednesday, Feb 27. The Mustangs lost to the Trojans twice in the regular season, 66-57 and 64-33. The winner will play the winner of Clinton Prairie (13-7) and Carroll (Flora) (9-10) in the semi-final. Delphi (10-10) and Rossville (17-3) play in the first quarterfinal game on Tuesday, Feb. 26, while the winner will play Seeger (13-5) in the other semi-final. At Crawfordsville, all three county teams will play in Class 3A Sectional No. 25. North Montgomery (5-16) received the bye and will play the winner of Benton Central (13-7) and Greencastle (17-4) on Friday, March 1 at 6 p.m. The Chargers fell to Benton Central 67-59 in the regular season, and close out the season at Greencastle on Friday. Southmont (4-18) will open in the first game on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. against Western Boone (10-11). The Mounties lost to the Stars twice in the regular season, 48-44, and 59-40. The winner will play the winner of Crawfordsville and Lebanon Crawfordsville (15-6) will play Lebanon (9-13) in the second game on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The Athenians beat the Tigers 44-41 in the regular season.
Sectional pairings announced