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Amey Takes Aim

January 22, 2009

Postseason is near for high school hardwood teams

TERRE HAUTE — Postseason high school basketball is coming up pretty quickly, and with perhaps a little more anticipation than usual.

The Marshall boys team would probably start regional play right now if it could, because the Lions are rolling. Turkey Run’s girls might say the same. Rockville’s boys seem to be gradually getting better and not at their peak yet, which might be the ideal position for the Rox to be in at this point in the season.

West Vigo’s boys find themselves in a spot the Vikings haven’t enjoyed in a while, and need only to defend their home court to win the Western Indiana Conference — although the last two WIC games, against Sullivan and Edgewood, are definitely not gimmes. If the Vikings win both, they’d enter Class 3A sectional play as the favorite, and that probably hasn’t happened before.

(You probably don’t need this reminder, but if you want to see West Vigo and Marshall play tonight, you’d better get to the Green Dome early.)

And then there’s Terre Haute South, where both teams of Braves enter this weekend undefeated against Indiana opposition. If they survive in that mode for a couple more days — and this weekend is a double order of Carmel, plus a boys game on Saturday against Evansville Central — they will only heighten the anticipation.

South’s girls, by the way, face about as tough a road ahead of them as an undefeated team can possibly have. Not only is there Carmel on Saturday afternoon, but there’s the rescheduled game with Ben Davis on Feb. 2 among the other tests before sectional play.

That sectional, incidentally, includes two other teams with just one loss between them, and the team that has the one loss is Plainfield, the sectional host.

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