Want to know who plays who in high school girls basketball sectionals? We got you covered

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Washington and Marian have proven all season long to be the best high school girls basketball teams on the local front.

The pair, barring an upset, are now set for another collision course in another sectional final.

No. 1 ranked Washington and the No. 8 Knights ended up in opposite brackets Sunday night as the Indiana High School Athletic Association conducted the draw for the state tournament pairings.

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The Panthers and Marian headline the field at the Class 3A Washington Sectional set to tip on Feb. 1. Washington (19-2) faces Jimtown (3-17) after Marian (17-5) takes on Glenn (13-8) in first-round play.

Washington is undefeated at home this season and 4-0 versus the sectional field. The Panthers did not play Jimtown after their Northern Indiana Conference game last Friday night versus the Jimmies was canceled due to COVID protocols within the Jimtown program.

The Panthers, who earned a state runner-up finish in 2021, beat Marian 65-53 at home back on Nov. 11. Washington beat the Knights 51-42 in the sectional final last year to snap Marian's run of three straight sectional championships. Marian topped Washington 53-45 in the sectional final in 2020.

Washington, which hosts defending Class 4A state champion Crown Point Tuesday night, is led by Miss Basketball candidate Mila Reynolds. The 6-3 Maryland recruit averages 23 points a game and ranks third all-time in scoring in South Bend public school history with 1,938 career points. The Panthers also feature star junior Amiyah Reynolds, another Maryland recruit, and Purdue bound junior guard Rashunda Jones.

Washington High School students open copies of the South Bend Tribune as Penn High School players are announced during the Washington-Penn girls basketball game on Nov. 19.
Washington High School students open copies of the South Bend Tribune as Penn High School players are announced during the Washington-Penn girls basketball game on Nov. 19.

Marian is led by its terrific junior tandem of Nevaeh Foster and MaKaya Porter. Foster, a Western Kentucky commit, averages 20 points per game and Porter averages a double-double at 20 points and 10 rebounds per outing.

The Class 4A Penn Sectional finds the top three teams in the six-team field in the bottom of the bracket. Penn, which has won four straight sectional titles, plays Northridge in a first-round game. That winner faces Northern Lakes Conference champion Warsaw in a semifinal contest.

The Kingsmen, who lost to Crown Point in the regional final a year ago, are 15-6 despite graduating all five starters from last year's team. Penn beat Warsaw 37-26 and lost to Northridge 40-36 in regular-season play. Warsaw beat Northridge 36-28 en route to winning the NLC title at 7-0. The Tigers are 15-6 with Northridge at 18-5.

Statewide: IHSAA girls basketball sectional draw

The field is wide open in the Class 4A Mishawaka Sectional. Plymouth, which boasts the top record in the field at 12-8, drew a bye and faces LaPorte (3-16) or Riley (3-17) in a sectional semifnal.

Host Mishawaka, much improved at 10-9, faces Adams in the sectional opener. The Eagles, who are 8-9, lost at home to Mishawaka 74-72 in double overtime on Jan. 18. Defending sectional champion LaPorte faces Riley in a first-round contest, featuring a pair of three win teams.

Other key area teams to keep an eye on are South Central and Fairfield in Class 2A. South Central is No. 1 and undefeated at 22-0. The Satellites play North Judson in a first-round matchup in the Rensselaer Central Sectional. Fairfield is No. 7 with a 17-3 mark and hosts its own sectional where the defending sectional champion Falcons face LaVille.

Other area sectional hosts are Knox and NorthWood in Class 3A and Culver, Bethany Christian and Morgan Township in Class A.

Sectionals are set for Feb. 1-5 with regionals Feb. 12, semistates Feb. 19 and the state finals in Indianapolis on Feb. 26.

Area regional hosts are LaPorte in 4A, Jimtown in 3A, Winamac in 2A and Caston in A. The North Semistate hosts are LaPorte and Logansport.

For complete state tournament pairings, visit ihsaa.org.

Area Sectional Pairings

All times Eastern

CLASS 4A

At Mishawaka

Feb. 1: 6 p.m.: Game 1: Mishawaka (12-9) vs. Adams (10-9). 7:30 p.m.: Game 2: LaPorte (4-17) vs. Riley (3-19). Feb. 4: 6 p.m.: Game 3: Michigan City (6-14) vs. Game 1 winner. 7:30 p.m.: Game 4: Plymouth (13-9) vs. Game 2 winner. Feb. 5: 7 p.m.: Game 5: Championship

At Penn

Feb. 1: 6 p.m.: Game 1: Goshen (8-14) vs. Elkhart (11-12). 7:30 p.m.: Game 2: Penn (16-6) vs. Northridge (19-5). Feb. 4: 6 p.m.: Game 3: Concord (8-14) vs. Game 1 winner. 7:30 p.m.: Game 4: Warsaw (16-6) vs. Game 2 winner8. Feb. 5: 7:30 p.m.: Game 5: Championship

CLASS 3A

At Washington

Feb. 1: 6 p.m.: Game 1: Marian (18-5) vs. Glenn (13-9). 7:30 p.m.: Game 2: Washington (20-2) vs. Jimtown (4-17). Feb. 4: 6 p.m.: Game 3: Clay (3-17) vs. Game 1 winner. 7:30 p.m.: Game 4: Saint Joseph (15-9) vs. Game 2 winner. Feb. 5: 7 p.m.: Game 5: Championship

At Knox

Feb. 1: 7 p.m.: Game 1: New Prairie (11-11) vs. Kankakee Valley (14-9). Feb. 4: 6:30 p.m.: Game 2: Culver Academy (11-11) vs. Wheeler (7-15). 8 p.m.: Game 3: Knox (13-10) vs. Game 1 winner. Feb. 5: 7 p.m.: Game 4: Championship

At NorthWood

Feb. 1: 7 p.m.: Game 1: Tippecanoe Valley (15-7) vs. NorthWood (3-21). Feb. 4: 6 p.m.: Game 2: West Noble (5-17) vs. Lakeland (11-11). 7:30 p.m.: Game 3: Wawasee (11-11) vs. Game 1 winner. Feb. 5: 7:30 p.m.: Game 4: Championship

CLASS 2A

At Fairfield

Feb. 1: 6 p.m.: Game 1: Bremen (14-9) vs. Prairie Heights (11-10). 7:30 p.m.: Game 2: LaVille (9-12) vs. Fairfield (19-3). Feb. 4: 6 p.m.: Game 3: South Bend Career Academy (0-19) vs. Game 1 winner. 7:30 p.m.: Game 4: Westview (6-16) vs. Game 2 winner. Feb. 5: 7:30 p.m.: Game 5: Championship

At Rensselaer Central

Feb. 1: 6:30 p.m.: Game 1: Rensselaer Central (15-6) vs. Winamac (7-16). 8 p.m.: Game 2: Boone Grove (11-8) vs. Hebron (3-16). Feb. 2: 6:30 p.m.: Game 3: North Newton (8-9) vs. Westville (12-10). 8 p.m.: Game 4: North Judson (5-17) vs. South Central (24-0). Feb. 4: 6:30 p.m.: Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner. 8 p.m.: Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner. Feb. 5: 7 p.m.: Game 7: Championship

CLASS A

At Culver

Feb. 1: 6 p.m.: Game 1: LaCrosse (14-7) vs. Oregon-Davis (5-13). Feb. 2: 6 p.m.: Game 2: South Bend Trinity (8-11) vs. Argos (12-8). 7:30 p.m.: Game 3: Triton (13-8) vs. Culver (4-16). Feb. 4: 6 p.m.: Game 4: West Central (5-14) vs. Game 1 winner. 7:30 p.m.: Game 5: Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner. Feb. 5: 7:30 p.m.: Game 6: Championship

At Bethany Christian

Feb. 1: 6 p.m.: Game 1: Elkhart Christian Academy (7-11) vs. Lakewood Park Christian (8-12). 7:30 p.m.: Game 2: Fremont (6-15) vs. Bethany Christian (10-11). Feb. 4: 6 p.m.: Game 3: Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian (16-7) vs. Game 1 winner. 7:30 p.m.: Game 4: Hamilton (1-12) vs. Game 2 winner. .Feb. 5: 7:30 p.m.: Game 5: Championship

At Morgan Township

Feb. 1: 8 p.m.: Game 1: Morgan Township (9-13) vs. Washington Township (15-5). Feb. 2: 7 p.m.: Game 2: Covenant Christian of DeMotte (18-4) vs. Kouts (17-6). 8:30 p.m.: Game 3: Michigan City Marquette Catholic (9-13) vs. Gary 21st Century (4-10). Feb. 4: 7 p.m.: Game 4: Hammond Science & Tech (1-7) vs. Game 1 winner. 8:30 p.m.: Game 5: Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner. Feb. 5: 8:30 p.m.: Game 6: Championship

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