Regional at Bedford
COLUMBUS NORTH vs. EVANSVILLE CENTRAL
When: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Records: Columbus North 24-1, ranked No.2 in Class 4-A; Evansville Central 22-3, ranked No.16 in Class 4-A
Game notes: This is the first meeting between the teams. Evansville Central won only its second sectional title (1989) and has never won a regional. Columbus North won its last regional in 2012 en route to the state final. Notre Dame recruit and Miss Basketball frontrunner Ali Patberg leads the Bull Dogs in scoring (25.1), rebounds (8.8) and assists (6.2). Texas Tech recruit Zuri Sanders averages 19.7 points and 8.9 rebounds for the Bears.
Sagarin ratings: Columbus North 103.86; Evansville Central 89.73
BNL vs. CENTER GROVE
When: Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
Records: BNL 25-0, ranked No.1 in Class 4-A; Center Grove 20-6
Game notes: On Dec. 13 at BNL, the Stars won the first meeting between the teams 46-33. BNL has won back-to-back regional (and state) championships. Center Grove has won four regionals, the last in 2007. Purdue recruit Dominique McBryde leads the Stars in scoring (20.0) while Michigan State-bound Jenna Allen averages 15.8 points and 11.2 rebounds. Center Grove’s Lauren Rau had 19 points in the first game with BNL.
Sagarin ratings: BNL 105.28; Center Grove 93.91