Boys beat Cathedral, Tech up next

Giants to open sectional play against Northwest


Junior Brennan Gillis reacts after taking an elbow to the chin.

Getting hot at the right time is often a theme for basketball coaches as the postseason nears.

The Ben Davis boys basketball team has won five of its last seven games, highlighted by last Friday’s 50-44 win over Cathedral, and now focuses its attention on Friday’s regular season finale against highly-regarded Tech.

After Friday’s game, the boys start sectional play March 4 at home against Northwest.

The boys beat Northwest 82-44 to open the season. The winner will go on to face Pike on March 7. Pike has a first-round bye.

Ben Davis is 10-7 heading into Friday’s regular season finale while Northwest is 4-11 with three games to play still this week.

Ben Davis is the host site of Class 4A Sectional 11. In the March 4 opener, Perry Meridian (11-7) tackles neighborhood rival Southport (13-5) with the winner playing Decatur Central (6-13) in the March 7 opener.

Pike (11-8) defeated Ben Davis 64-56 to open the season and beat the Giants 72-70 in overtime in last year’s sectional championship game. Pike has a four-game win streak going against Ben Davis.

Ben Davis is 3-1 this year against sectional opponents.