A little more progress took place as I went 18-6 (75 percent) last week. Heading into the final month of the regular season, my overall record is now 164-58, which keeps me at 74 percent.
Elkhart Christian (8-7) at Jimtown (10-5): The Jimmies slipped past Elkhart Christian, 38-34, a year ago. Luke Burns accounted for 15 points in the Eagles’ 63-53 win over Oregon-Davis. Hunter Konrath had four points in Jimtown’s 48-34 win over Bremen. Matt’s pick: Jimtown 55, Elkhart Christian 41.
Clay (2-12) at Benton Harbor (11-1): The No. 5 (Division 2) Michigan-based Tigers cruised to an 88-58 win over Clay in the 2017-18 campaign. Tim Kranke’s six points were not enough for the Colonials in their 68-45 loss to Riley. Butler recruit Carlos Johnson netted 19 points in Benton Harbor’s 73-51 victory over defending Division 1 state champion Ypsilanti Lincoln. Matt’s pick: Benton Harbor 86, Clay 61.