Hammond (7-4 county, 10-12 overall — No. 2 seed Section II 3A East Region)
Worst Case: Having the negative thoughts from a 19-point loss against Wilde Lake to close the regular season stewing in the player’s heads for 11 days turns out to be a killer. After an opening round bye, the team comes out slow against Northeast to continue its unsettling trend of playing to the level of its competition this year, and never is able to fully recover. On the heels of a resurgent year for the program last winter, Hammond finishes with a losing overall record.