Southrige, Forest Park Win Sectional Basketball Championships

Basketball (NNDC) – The Southridge Raiders and Forest Park Rangers posted IHSAA High School boys sectional championships Friday night while the Northeast Dubois lost in their championship bid.

The host Raiders defeated Vincennes Lincoln, 69-65 in a double-overtime thriller at Memorial Gym in Huntingburg to win the 3A Sectional 31 title. The victory sends them into the 3A regional Saturday, which will also be played at Memorial Gym. The Raiders will play Silver Creek in Game 2 after Greensburg and Evansville Bosse clash in Game 1.

Forest Park won the 2A Sectional 48 at Castle with a 47-44 triumph over North Posey, their 9th straight victory. The win sends the Rangers into the 2A regional at Paoli Saturday playing South Knox in Game 2, following Austin and Southwestern (Hanover) in the opener.

Northeast Dubois was eliminated from tourney play when they dropped a 68-54 decision to the host Blackhawks in the 1A Sectional 64 at Springs Valley. A replay of the game is available by going to and clicking on Event Post in the upper right hand corner of the box in center of page.

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