Things went very well as 15-2 (88 percent) last week. My overall record is now 179-60, which has me at 75 percent for the season.


Adams (15-3, 7-0 NIC) at Saint Joseph (12-4, 7-2 NIC): The Indians claimed a 79-71 win over Adams a season ago. Sidney Jeffries tallied 12 points in the Eagles’ 73-68 loss to Michigan City. John Driscoll’s five points helped Saint Joseph to a 59-42 win over New Prairie. Matt’s pick: Saint Joseph 76, Adams 75.

Clay (3-13, 1-8 NIC) at Elkhart Central (6-9, 3-5 NIC): The Blazers soared to a 71-61 win against Clay last season. Verrontae Johnson came up with six points in the Colonials’ 71-32 win over Bremen. Donovan Johnson accounted for six points in Elkhart Central’s 56-54 loss to Jimtown. Matt’s pick: Elkhart Central 59, Clay 54.

Concord (1-13) at Glenn (13-5): The Minutemen rallied for a 55-52 victory against Glenn a year ago. Gavin Smith netted six points in Concord’s 47-25 loss to NorthWood. Silas Kaser finished with two points in the Falcons’ 68-52 loss to Adams. Matt’s pick: Glenn 63, Concord 51.

Jimtown (12-6, 5-4 NIC) at Marian (12-4, 7-1 NIC): The Jimmies suffered a 70-25 setback to Marian last year. Beau Berhams scored six points in Jimtown’s 49-43 loss to Northridge. Jerry Bracey had 20 points in the Knights’ 74-44 win over Elkhart Memorial. Matt’s pick: Marian 74, Jimtown 55.

Lakeland (6-11) at Goshen (9-7): The RedHawks earned 53-45 victory over Lakeland in their previous meeting. Bracey Shepherd added 17 points in the Lakers’ 60-52 loss to East Noble. Blak Wiess scored four points in Goshen’s 44-27 win over Plymouth. Matt’s pick: Goshen 50, Lakeland 39.

New Prairie (9-8, 1-6 NIC) at Mishawaka (7-8, 2-6 NIC): The Cavemen posted a 54-44 triumph against New Prairie last season. Rylan McBride accounted for five points for the Cougars against Saint Joseph. Latrell Franklin chipped in 10 points in Mishawaka’s 56-49 loss at Washington. Matt’s pick: Mishawaka 53, New Prairie 47.

Penn (7-9, 5-3 NIC) at Bremen (4-12, 0-8 NIC): The Kingsmen crowned Bremen, 79-50, a season ago. Evan Groves racked up three points in Penn’s 55-52 loss to Riley. Dawson Hickman registered two points for Bremen against Clay. Matt’s pick: Penn 65, Bremen 44.

Washington (11-8, 5-3 NIC) at Riley (10-7, 6-2 NIC): The Panthers dropped a 69-66 decision to Riley last year. Jayne Griffin paved the way with 22 points for the Panthers against Mishawaka. Tyson Lee amassed two points for the Wildcats against Penn. Matt’s pick: Washington 79, Riley 76.

West Noble (5-11) at NorthWood (12-4): The Chargers were a 64-47 winner over NorthWood a year ago. Austin Cripe recorded 22 points in West Noble’s 52-51 loss to LaVille. Cooper Weins’ eight points helped the Panthers against Concord. Matt’s pick: NorthWood 61West Noble 44.