Class 1A Regional CapsulesMarch 14, 2014
Northeast Dubois Jeeps
Road to regional: Tecumseh sectional — slammed Cannelton 63-38 and dumped the host Braves 55-45.
Coach: Terry Friedman (95-88 in eighth season)
Probable starters: G Gage Knies (6-1 Sr., 3.5 ppg, 2 apg); G Jacob Gress (6-1 Jr., 6.4 ppg, 4 rpg, 2.7 apg); G/F Cameron Riecker (6-3 Sr., 13.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.8 apg); F Tyler Haas (6-5 Sr., 20.4 ppg, 9.5 rpg); C Eric Dodson (6-7 Jr., 9.1 ppg, 6.8 rpg)
Postseason championships: 9 sectionals, 3 regionals
Team tidbits: Of the 16 Class 1A schools to capture sectional titles, Northeast Dubois is one of just five to win for a second straight year. The others are Barr-Reeve, Clay City, Lafayette Central Catholic and Liberty Christian. ... The Jeeps are 0-4 in their last four regional appearances. Their last regional win came in 2000 against New Washington. ... Haas is 22 rebounds away from the program’s career record in that category. He also sits second in school history with 1,055 points, which is 95 behind career leader Dustin Wolf (1,150). ... Northeast Dubois is 1-3 all-time against Lanesville. Prior to this year’s regular-season meeting in the Springs Valley Tournament, the Jeeps lost 55-46 to the Eagles in the 2010 regional and fell 34-28 in 2008 in a regular-season matchup played at Purdue University’s Mackey Arena. Their lone win came the year before in a 50-47 verdict in Dubois. ... The Jeeps have won 10 or more games in seven straight seasons. Before that, their longest such run was three straight seasons from 1978-79 to 80-81.
Road to regional: Borden sectional — edged No. 6 Christian Academy 63-61 and grazed Rock Creek Academy 68-65 in overtime.
Coach: Mikel Miller (188-132 in 14th season)
Probable starters: G Joe Ferree (5-10 Soph., 14.2 ppg, 3 rpg, 2.8 apg, 2.3 spg); G Micah Lane (5-10 Sr., 4.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg); G/F Ryan Fulkerson (6-3 Sr., 9.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.9 apg); F Jack Ferree (6-3 Sr., 13.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.5 apg); F/C Jason Harmon (6-2 Sr., 9.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg)
Postseason championships: 4 sectionals, 1 regional
Team tidbits: Lanesville trailed Christian Academy by 13 points with 6:19 to play in its sectional opener but charged back by posting 31 points in the fourth quarter. Harmon, who shoots 55 percent from the field, sank the two winning free throws with 2.1 seconds remaining. ... Harmon and Jack Ferree both netted 20 points against Christian Academy, and a night later in the championship, Joe Ferree and Matt Husband (Jr., G) combined for 41 points. Husband averages 10 ppg off the bench. ... Another reserve, Tate Stilger (Sr., G) has drilled 26 3-pointers and shoots a team-best 40 percent from the arc. Joe Ferree paces the squad in 3-point makes with 50. ... Nine of Lanesville’s last 10 teams have produced winning records, including the 2006-07 squad that reached the semistate but lost to Barr-Reeve on a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime. ... Lanesville is 12-2 against fellow Class 1A schools, losing only to Orleans and defending state champion Borden.
Road to regional: North Daviess sectional — beat North Daviess 55-42, rocked Shoals 78-30 and handled Vincennes Rivet 54-31.
Coach: Bryan Hughes (381-141 in 22 seasons at Barr-Reeve; 494-189 in 29 seasons overall)
Probable starters: G Logan James (6-0 Soph., 8.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 4.5 apg, 2 spg); G Micah Bullock (5-11 Sr., 15.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg); G Chris Wittmer (5-11 Jr., 6.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 3 apg, 2 spg); F Duncan Roy (6-1 Jr., 6.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg); F Addison Wagler (6-1 Jr., 14.5 ppg, 5 rpg)
Postseason championships: 12 sectionals, 3 regionals, 3 semistates
Team tidbits: Barr-Reeve, which has remained perched at the No. 1 ranking every week since the preseason, is amid its 38th winning season in the last 39 years. The Vikings haven’t lost to an Indiana school, and their only blemish is a 51-40 loss to Elizabethtown (Ky.) on Jan. 11 at Freedom Hall in Louisville. The only game Barr-Reeve hasn’t won by at least 10 points was a 50-48 win against Class 3A No. 7 Brownstown Central. ... Four of the five Viking starters shoot 51 percent or better from the field, with Wittmer and Wagler both at 59 percent. Bullock, who buried seven 3-pointers against Northeast Dubois on Jan. 4, shoots 44 percent from long range. ... Roy transferred to Barr-Reeve this season from Texas, where he formerly trained at a tennis academy and was considered a high-level Division I college prospect before a back injury stopped his tennis career. ... Barr-Reeve allows 38.8 ppg for the best defensive average in the state. No other team gives up less than 42.1 ppg.
Trinity Lutheran Cougars
Road to regional: Springs Valley sectional — slipped by West Washington 50-48 and crushed No. 8 Orleans 55-34.
Coach: Aaron Rudzinski (29-36 in third season)
Probable starters: G Craig Stuckwisch (6-0 Sr., 15.3 ppg); G Luke Stuckwisch (5-10 Jr., 9.4 ppg); G Jacob Christopher (5-11 Jr., 6.5 ppg); F Daniel Horton (6-4 Soph., 9.9 ppg); F Toby VanLiew (6-6 Jr., 14.3 ppg)
Postseason championships: 2 sectionals
Team tidbits: After struggling past West Washington in the sectional semifinals, overturning a four-point halftime deficit and picking up the two winning free throws by Luke Stuckwisch with 3.1 seconds left, Trinity Lutheran executed a surprising blowout of defending sectional champion Orleans in the final. The Cougars trailed 19-15 in the waning moments of the first half before VanLiew tossed in a half-court shot at the buzzer, then Trinity Lutheran outscored Orleans 37-15 in the second half. ... Luke and Craig Stuckwisch are cousins; Craig is a three-year starter and Luke is the son of former Trinity coach Brian Stuckwisch, who steered the Cougars to their first sectional championship in his only year as head coach in 2010-11. ... Between this year’s sectional crown and their first in 2011, the Cougars won just 13 games in the last two seasons combined. Aside from its sectional championship seasons, the Seymour parochial school has lost its sectional opener every other season since joining the IHSAA in 2006. ... The Cougars have won eight games in a row and 13 of their last 15 since Jan. 10.
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