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Posted On: 03/9/21 5:56 AM

Sectional play is over but we are still locked in for the State Playoffs. It is that time of year where we start looking ahead and previewing each and every Regional. Time to take a look at the pairings that make up the Class 4A Regionals. 

 

Regional 1: Michigan City 

The Teams: Valparaiso, South Bend Riley, Gary West, Elkhart

Our Contenders: Valparaiso, Gary West

Player To Watch: Jalen Washington Jalen Washington 6'9" | PF Gary West | 2022 State #18 Nation IN (2022)

Prediction: This is really two horse race that will likely be decided in the Regional Finals. Gary West is too loaded to really have any trouble with Elkhart so expecting them to get past them fairly easy like they did with all of their Sectional opponents. On the other side, Valpo will have a slightly tougher time getting past a really good South Bend Riley team that is led by Notre Dame commit Blake Wesley Blake Wesley 6'5" | SG South Bend Riley | 2021 State #95 Nation IN . Riley is more than capable of knocking off Valpo but I think Valpo just has the slight edge on what should be a "grind it out" win. That will lead to what should be a great finals matchup between Valpo and Gary West. Valpo has proved that they can beat Gary

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