It turned out to be another good performance as I went 23-3 (88 percent) last week. Heading into the final week of the regular season, my overall record is now 219-68, which bumps me up to 76 percent for the year.
Fairfield (9-11) at Northridge (16-5): The Raiders posted a 56-48 win over Fairfield a year ago. Owen Miller netted 10 points in the Falcons’ 74-53 loss to Churubusco. Drew Gayler had five points in Northridge’s 65-59 win over Columbia City. Matt’s pick: Northridge 66, Fairfield 51.
Goshen (10-10) at West Noble (6-14): The Chargers claimed a 55-53 win over Goshen last season. Anders Revoir came up with seven points in the RedHawks’ 59-55 loss to LaPorte. Colten Cripe’s 13 points were not enough for West Noble in its 38-32 loss to Angola. Matt’s pick: Goshen 45, West Noble 41.
Jimtown (14-7, 6-5 NIC) at Penn (9-11, 6-5 NIC): The Kingsmen crowned Jimtown, 83-46, in their last meeting. Ethan Allen chipped in two points in the Jimmies’ 52-42 win over Clay. Casey Shultz added 12 points in Penn’s 63-54 loss to Marian. Matt’s pick: Penn 67, Jimtown 65.
Marian (16-4) at Michigan City (16-5): The Wolves are looking to avenge 71-53 loss to No. 7 (Class 3A) Marian last year. Michael Baughman contributed three points for the Knights against Penn. DezMand Hawkins poured in 26 points in Michigan City’s 83-82 win over Merrillville. Matt’s pick: Marian 79, Michigan City 77.
Mishawaka (11-9) at Concord (1-17): The Cavemen recorded a 57-50 win over Concord a season ago. Nick Hoopingarner added four points in Mishawaka’s 54-46 win over Glenn. Zaven Koltookian amassed nine points for the Minutemen in their 45-36 loss to LaVille. Matt’s pick: Mishawaka 47, Concord 37.
New Prairie (11-10, 2-8 NIC) at Elkhart Central (7-11, 4-7 NIC): The Blazers registered a 49-42 win against New Prairie during the 2018-19 season. Evan Foerg and the Cougars limited Bremen to five points in the fourth quarter in their 37-32 victory. Ty Windy racked up two points in Elkhart Central’s 67-46 loss to Washington. Matt’s pick: New Prairie 56, Elkhart Central 49.
Saint Joseph (15-5) at Plymouth (6-15): The Pilgrims came up on the short end of a 66-56 decision to No. 8 (Class 3A) Saint Joseph last season. Cole Hatkevich recorded 14 points in the Indians’ 88-69 win over Elkhart Memorial. Easton Strain ended with 13 points in Plymouth’s 49-46 loss to Penn. Matt’s pick: Saint Joseph 70, Plymouth 52.
Triton (10-10) at Bremen (4-16): The Lions roared past Triton, 50-35, a year ago. Tyson Yates registered 11 points in the Trojans’ 51-48 overtime loss to Tippecanoe Valley. Carson Miller accounted for 16 points for Bremen against New Prairie. Matt’s pick: Triton 41, Bremen 36.