Posted On: 01/21/18 2:43 PM

This season, we are going to recap each week with a look at those teams that are playing well and those that aren’t so much.  We breakdown our Hot 5 and Cold 5 each week looking into why those teams are making our list on either end.  Now, our Hot and Cold teams of the week.

Hot 5:

Team: Wins Losses
Warren Central (15-0) Ben Davis, Lawrence Central
Homestead (8-6) Columbia City, FW North
Indianapolis Roncalli (10-5) Shelbyville, Center Grove New Palestine
Hamilton Heights (7-7) Lapel, Sheridan
Indianapolis Howe (12-4) Scecina, Attucks, Tindley

Breakdown: The season is on the back half now and we know what a lot of these teams are. We saw Warren Central go out and become one of the best teams in the state again this year and back it up with a pair of wins over Ben Davis and Lawrence Central. Easy pick for best team in the state and not really close outside of South Bend Riley.  Homestead was a .500 team before getting two big wins with the biggest over Fort Wayne North. They have had their number the last few years and they are heading upward.  Roncalli had an 0dd week as they got an early win over Shelbyville but then lost to New Palestine.  Then, they came back and won a big game over Center Grove on Saturday.  Two huge wins and an “good” loss is okay at this time of the year.  Hamilton Heights was able to get back to .500 as they got two wins, one over Lapel.  They have been trying to figure things out and now they have a 3-game winning streak heading into a huge Tipton game.  Indianapolis Howe might have been the biggest winner of the week as they knocked off Scecina, then Crispus Attucks, then Tindley.  They could have lost to all three but came out winners and now set to take on Cathedral in the Championship game on Monday night of the Indianapolis City Tournament.

Cold 5:

Team: Losses Wins
Logansport (10-3) Kokomo, McCutcheon Noblesville
Westfield (5-8) Plainfield, Brownsburg, Tri-West
Southport (3-9) Beech Grove, TH North
Pendleton Heights (7-7) Delta, University
Cardinal Ritter (7-4) Indianapolis Manual

Breakdown: As we talked about up top, we know who teams are by this point in the season so it is more about living up to past success or not.  Logansport has quietly put together a good year, now 10-3 after a pair of losses to Kokomo and McCutcheon. They had three big teams on their schedule this past week and they did get one win, over Noblesville. Westfield, sitting at 5-8, had a chance to steal a win and gain a little more legitimacy. They had some random wins this year but needed to put a bit more consistency together but three straight losses this week will hurt their chances.  Southport continues to work through their youth and dropped a pair of tough games to a surprising Beech Grove team and Terre Haute North.  Pendleton Heights lost two games as well. The lost to Delta will sting but maybe at this point in the year, the University loss says more about University than Pendleton.  Cardinal Ritter was trending in the right direction but an early exit of the Indianapolis City Tournament will hurt.