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Ben Davis, North Central, and Triton Central dominate to Semi State

San Francisco Giants

A year ago, Ben Davis saw their chance for a three-peat ended by a Carmel team at Decatur Central.

Needless to say they remembered that moment on Saturday and were determined not to let it happen again.

Under first year head coach Joe Lentz the Giants dominated from start to finish against Mooresville, coasting to a 54-43 win over the Pioneers in the Regional Final. The win advances them to Semi State where they will face Columbus North at either Southport or Bedford North Lawrence.

The Bulldogs beat the Stars there on Friday night to advance to the Semi State matchup with Ben Davis. North Central might be a possible opponent for the Giants or Columbus North in the state championships after the Panthers took care of business against Fort Wayne Snider, winning 47-33 at Kokomo

For Triton Central the wait for a regional championship was over a decade but like the Giants they didn't waste much time making sure their season wouldn't end quickly. The 24-1 Tigers raced out to a 14-point halftime lead and didn't look back in a 53-41 win over Centerville at Speedway High School Saturday night.

They'll face Evansville Mater Dei next Saturday in Semi State either at Southport or Bedford North Lawrence. Should they beat them, they'll face either Fort Wayne Bishop Luers or Seeger who will meet in the northern Semi State.

In Class 3A, Mount Vernon will face Madison for the right to play at Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the state championship on March 3rd. The winner of that match-up will play either Fort Wayne Concordia or Western.

Meanwhile in Class A Southwestern beat Clay City 61-51 to punch their ticket to the Semi State where they'll face Northeast Dubois. Either Fort Wayne Canterbury or Riverton Parke would away them should they win their Semi State game.

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