The Class 4A No. 6 Warren Central Warriors (16-3) defeated the No. 8 ranked North Central Panthers (14-5) 50-43 and finished the season with a 7-0 record in the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference (MIC). With the win, the Warriors captured their first ever-outright MIC conference championship.
Warren Central senior guard Linzi Moore scored 13 of her game high 16 points in the second half to help the Warriors seal the victory.
“When I took this job four years ago, Linzi and this group of seniors were coming in as freshmen, we talked about changing the culture of girls basketball at Warren and building a consistent championship caliber program,” said Warrior coach Michael Brooks.
Lawrence Central Hoosier Shootout
With the Super Bowl in town this weekend, Hoosiers will also have an opportunity to showcase one of their most cherished traditions. The Lawrence Central basketball shootout on Feb. 4 at Lawrence Central High School will showcase some of the best talents in the state and Midwest.
Warren Central vs. Broad Ripple at 1:45 p.m.
Indiana University recruits Devin Davis from Warren Central and Ron Patterson from Broad Ripple will probably have to guard each other in this game.
Patterson is an athletic guard with a deadly shooting range while Davis is a smooth swingman that dissects defenses with his moves.
Both teams also have very good up and coming Robins to help their Batmen. Broad Ripple’s Mo Cross and Warren Central’s Jamal Bridges both transferred from Arsenal Tech High School and are used to battling each other, and both players have stepped up and carried the load for their teams at various points during the season.
Fort Wayne Luers vs. Arsenal Tech at 3:30 p.m.
The Tech Titans are led by 6’8″ sophomore and Indiana University recruit Trey Lyles. Lyles is playing at a high level for the 10-4 Titans and will be playing against future Indiana University teammate James Blackmon Jr. Blackmon is a smooth 6’2″ shooting guard with great shooting range.
Cathedral vs. Lawrence Central at 5:30 p.m.
The 9-4 Lawrence Central Bears are led by Indiana University recruit and Mr. Basketball candidate Jeremy Hollowell. The 11-3 Irish are led by Indiana University recruit Collin Hartman. The 6’6″ small forward with incredible shooting range has shown great leadership skills this year with a young Irish roster. Hollowell will have to guard Hartman and keep him from getting hot.