Scouting Saturday's high school girls basketball regional matchups

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Class A Tri-Central Regional

Central Catholic (15-9) vs. Randolph Southern (19-3)

Time: 10 a.m.

How they got here: Central Catholic defeated Frontier 48-44, Tri-Central 64-41 and Faith Christian 63-39 to win the Rossville Sectional. Randolph Southern defeated Seton Catholic 60-17, Union City 60-33 and Tri 48-30 to win the sectional it hosted.

Sagarin ratings: Central Catholic 66.69; Randolph Southern 63.55.

About Central Catholic: The Knights average 50.9 points and allow 46.7. … CC ended the regular season on a five-game losing streak before winning the sectional. … Freshman Cameron Onken has made 103 of 149 free throws and averages 4.3 points per game from the free throw line. … Leaders–Scoring: Cameron Onken (13.2), Emily Denhart (11.5), Alanna Roswarski (11.0), … Rebounds: Denhart (7.0), Roswarski (3.9). … Assists: Onken (4.0), Roswarski (2.2). … Steals: Onken (3.7).

About Randolph Southern: The Rebels average 54.5 points and allow 36.4 per game. … Randolph Southern has won nine games in a row after suffering its only three losses consecutively to Tri, Southern Wells and Winchester. … The Rebels are 10-2 against Class A teams. … Statistics unavailable.

What’s next: The winner plays either North Vermillion (23-2) or Southern Wells (16-6) in the championship.

If you go: Tri-Central High School is at 2115 West 500 North in Sharpsville.

Class A Caston Regional

Fort Wayne Canterbury (21-3) vs. West Central (14-9)

Time: 12:30 p.m.

How they got here: Canterbury defeated Fort Wayne Blackhawk 80-27, Lakewood Park 100-50 and Bethany Christian 87-34 to win the sectional it hosted. West Central defeated Pioneer 37-17, Tri-County 39-19 and Caston 40-29 to win the North White Sectional.

Sagarin ratings: Canterbury 88.12; West Central 58.86.

About Canterbury: The Cavaliers are ranked No. 1 in Class A. … Canterbury averages 74 points and allows 52.1. … The Cavaliers have won four state titles in the last five seasons. … Leaders–Scoring: Bailey Farley (20.9), Darby Maggard (20.4), Kindell Fincher (19.4). … Rebounds: Fincher (10.6). … Steals: Fincher (2.7), Aaliyah Gaines (2.5).

About West Central: The Trojans average 40 points and allow 37.5. … Thirteen of West Central’s 14 wins are against Class A teams and the Trojans are 13-4 overall against Class A. … West Central’s only regional game victory in program history came against Canterbury, 60-58, in 2005. … Sophomore Lexi Foerg has scored 16 of her 44 points this season in the postseason, including 10 in the sectional championship. … Leaders–Scoring: Alivia Kruger (9.9), Mickayla Wenzel (8.7). … Rebounds: Wenzel (7.2), Kruger (4.3), Samantha Lincoln (4.3). … Assists: Wenzel (3.7), Ashton Barkho (2.9). … Steals: Barkho (4.0), Wenzel (2.5).

What’s next: The winner plays either Morgan Township (14-10) or Oregon-Davis (21-3) in the championship.

If you go: Caston High School is at 9815 Ind. 25 in Fulton.

Class 3A Lapel Regional

Wabash (17-6) vs. Seeger (19-7)

Time: 10 a.m.

How they got here: Wabash defeated Southwood 43-35, Northfield 36-29 and Manchester 33-27 to win the sectional it hosted. Seeger defeated Sheridan 31-22, Carroll 31-30 and Delphi 39-31 in overtime to win the Fountain Central Sectional.

Sagarin ratings: Wabash 69.21; Seeger 59.47.

About Wabash: The Apaches average 44.9 points and allow 38.6. … Wabash is 9-1 in 2013, losing to Southwood on Jan. 5. … This is Wabash’s fifth straight sectional title and the Apaches have won the regional semifinal game three straight years and lost to Seeger in last year’s championship. … Leaders–Scoring: Kyleigh Hampton (12.5), Claire Cromer (11.7). … Rebounds: Hampton (5.9), Lyndsie Thomas (3.0). … Assists: Cromer (3.5), Katelyn Vogel (2.0). … Steals: Cromer (1.2), Hampton (1.1).

About Seeger: The Patriots average 43 points and allow 35.9. … Seeger is 8-1 in 2013, losing to North Montgomery in overtime on Jan. 15. … The Patriots have held 15 straight opponents to 40 or fewer points. … Leaders–Scoring: Kirsten Irvine (13.0), Miranda Synesael (10.8). … Rebounds: Irvine (6.0), Synesael (3.9). … Assists: Synesael (2.6), Irvine (2.1). … Steals: Synesael (2.9), Irvine (1.8).

What’s next: The winner plays either Winchester (20-4) or Eastern (19-3) in the championship.

If you go: Lapel High School is at 1850 South 900 West.

Class 3A Rensselaer Regional

Benton Central (20-3) vs. Rensselaer (16-7)

Time: 11 a.m. EST

How they got here: Benton Central defeated West Lafayette 55-41 and Western 40-34 to win the Benton Central Sectional. Rensselaer defeated Kankakee Valley 48-47, Calumet 52-36 and Hanover Central 43-40 to win the Hanover Central Sectional.

Sagarin ratings: Benton Central 86.93; Rensselaer 63.97.

About Benton Central: The Bison are ranked fourth in Class 3A. … Benton Central averages 65.7 points and allows 40.6. … The Bison are 10-0 in games played away from Arena Gymnasium. … Cassidy Deno and Caitlyn Tolen have made a combined 113 of the team’s 132 3-pointers. … Leaders–Scoring: Tolen (24.5), Deno (16.4). … Rebounds: Deno (7.1), Tolen (6.6). … Assists: Tolen (4.0), Deno (3.4). … Steals: Tolen (4.2), Deno (3.0).

About Rensselaer: The Bombers average 45.7 points and allow 40.3. … Rensselaer had lost four of seven games entering the sectional. … The Bombers are 7-3 at home this season. …. Leaders–Scoring: Laura Tonner (14.3), Emilie Ziese (11.7). … Rebounds: Ziese (8.9), Tonner (5.7). … Assists: Rachael Dobson (3.1), Tonner (2.1). … Steals: Tonner (1.8), Aimee Mattocks (1.7).

What’s next: The winner plays either Griffith (15-8) or Plymouth (17-6) in the championship.

If you go: Rensselaer High School is at 1600 E. Grace Street.

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