INDIANA GIRLS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES

(PROVIDED BY IHSAA)

1A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS

PIONEER PANTHERS (24-4)

ICGSA Poll (Four Classes): #7

IBCA Poll (Single Class): NR

Pioneer, last year’s runner-up team, making a return trip to the girls basketball state finals for a rematch with Loogootee. One of three teams returning to the state finals this weekend. Panthers enter state championship game on a 12-game winning streak. School aiming for second state championship this school year after the volleyball team claimed its first crown on November 7 at Ball State’s Worthen Arena. Finished third in the Hoosier North Conference with a 5-2 record. Team defense is holding opponents to 37.9 ppg. Avenged a regular season loss to North White defeating them in the sectional championship game 72-53 on Feb. 6.

SEASON RESULTS

11/21 Culver Community W 47-11

11/24 at Knox L 40-46

12/2 Caston W 49-32

12/5 Logansport W 48-29

12/8 at McCutcheon L 55-73

12/10 North White L 36-42

12/15 at Caston W 60-45

12/19 at Triton W 46-34

12/30 Rochester W 66-34

1/2 at Logansport W 64-29

1/5 Lafayette Central Catholic W 64-49

1/7 Frontier W 69-27

1/9 West Lafayette W 55-36

1/12 at Maconaquah W 67-45

1/16 Argos W 55-40

1/19 North Judson-San Pierre L 40-61

1/21 Peru W 74-25

1/22 at West Central W 70-36

1/23 at John Glenn W 67-32

1/26 Winamac W 66-37

1/28 at Clinton Central W 70-46

1/29 at LaVille W 61-29

Tri-County Sectional

2/2 Caston W 59-32

2/5 Frontier W 58-22

2/6 North White W 72-53

Caston Regional

2/13 Kouts W 50-25

2/13 Triton W 65-37

Logansport Semi-State

2/20 Northfield W 70-54

Girls Basketball State Tournament History

IHSAA Membership: 1963-present

First Girls Basketball State Tournament: 1976 (First year for girls

state tournament)

State Tournament Record: 32-45 (.416)

State Runner-Up (1) 2020 (A)

State Finals Appearances (2) 2020 (A), 2021 (A)

Semi-State Champions (2) 2020 (A), 2021 (A)

Regional Champions (2) 2020 (A), 2021 (A)

Sectional Champions (5) 1980, 1981, 2019 (A), 2020 (A), 2021

(A)

School’s IHSAA State Championship History (5)

Football (3) 1997 (A), 2017 (A), 2018 (A)

So[ ball (1) 2018 (A)

Volleyball (1) 2020 (A)

LOOGOOTEE LIONS (20-4)

ICGSA Poll (Four Classes): #4

IBCA Poll (Single Class): NR

Loogootee is the defending state champion and will meet Pioneer for the title once again. One of three teams returning to the state finals, including two defending champions (Linton-Stockton). Champions of the Blue Chip Conference with an 7-0 record this season. Defeated three consecutive top 10 teams this tournament (all in the same order as last year’s tournament run):

def. #1 Trinity Lutheran 57-46 in regional semifinal

def. #5 Tecumseh 55-38 in regional championship

def. #8 Greenwood Christian 43-33 in semi-state championship

Avenged one of its regular season losses by defeating Tecumseh for the regional crown.

Lost 53-41 to 2A state finalist Linton-Stockton on Jan. 23.

Lions defense holding opponents to 37.1 ppg.

SEASON RESULTS

11/17 Eastern Greene W 67-31

12/5 Forest Park L 56-64

12/10 at Washington Catholic W 86-20

12/12 Washington L 45-68

12/17 Barr-Reeve W 61-23

12/19 Springs Valley W 71-40

12/21 at Orleans W 61-34

12/30 Evansville North W 55-31

1/2 Tecumseh L 45-49

1/5 at Shoals W 80-29

1/7 at Wood Memorial W 35-31

1/9 Bloomfield W 48-39

1/12 at Vincennes Lincoln W 47-46

1/14 at Vincennes Rivet W 34-31

1/19 Evansville Memorial W 46-42

1/21 Northeast Dubois W 40-31

1/23 Linton-Stockton L 41-53

1/26 at North Knox W 50-33

Loogootee Sectional

2/2 Shoals W 67-34

2/5 North Daviess W 40-19

2/6 Orleans W 55-26

Springs Valley Regional

2/13 #1 Trinity Lutheran W 57-46

2/13 #5 Tecumseh W 55-38

Jasper Semi-State

2/20 #8 Greenwood Christian W 43-33

Girls Basketball State Tournament History

IHSAA Membership: 1907-09; 1910-14; 1916-18; 1919-present

First Girls Basketball State Tournament: 1976 (First year for girls

state tournament)

State Tournament Record: 59-44 (.572)

State Championship (1) 2020 (A)

State Finals Appearances (2) 2020 (A), 2021 (A)

Semi-State Champions (2) 2020 (A), 2021 (A)

Regional Champions (4) 1980, 2002 (A), 2020 (A), 2021 (A)

Sectional Champions (6) 1977, 1980, 2002 (A), 2005 (A), 2020

(A), 2021 (A)

School’s IHSAA State Championship History (2)

Boys Basketball (1) 2012 (A)

Girls Basketball (2) 2020 (A)

2A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS

TIPTON BLUE DEVILS (20-7)

ICGSA Poll (Four Classes): NR

IBCA Poll (Single Class): NR

Tipton making school’s first appearance in the girls basketball state finals. One of two first-time state

finalists this weekend (Silver Creek). First Tipton girls team to reach the state finals since Blue Devils’ soft ball team won it all in 1990. Finished second in the Hoosier Conference East Division with a

3-1 record. Avenged two regular season losses over top 10 teams during this tournament:

def. #6 Frankton 57-44 in the regional semifinals

def. #7 Clinton Prairie 48-35 for the regional championship

SEASON RESULTS

11/10 Faith Christian W 82-38

11/12 at Tri Central L 39-42

11/20 at Delta W 54-31

11/24 at Union City W 52-50

12/2 Taylor W 66-33

12/5 at West Lafayette L 57-69

12/9 Carroll (Flora) L 76-80

12/22 Eastern W 59-41

12/29 Clinton Central W 67-53

12/29 Western Boone W 76-27

12/30 Carroll (Flora) W 58-50

1/5 Mississinewa W 63-43

1/6 at Madison Grant W 64-19

1/9 Lewis Cass W 56-33

1/12 Northwestern W 60-51

1/14 at Frankton L 50-53

1/16 Hamilton Heights L 35-40

1/19 Kokomo W 70-56

1/22 at Benton Central L 50-60

1/23 at Western W 44-37

1/26 at Clinton Prairie L 36-39

1/30 at Hagerstown W 50-31

Taylor Sectional

2/2 Madison-Grant W 66-19

2/6 Eastbrook W 57-48

Frankton Regional

2/13 #6 Frankton W 57-44

2/13 #7 Clinton Prairie W 48-35

Logansport Semi-State

2/20 #10 North Judson San Pierre W 54-36

Girls Basketball State Tournament History

IHSAA Membership: 1904-07; 1908-11; 1913-present

First Girls Basketball State Tournament: 1976 (First year for girls

state tournament)

State Tournament Record: 72-45 (.615)

State Finals Appearances (1) 2021 (2A)

Semi-State Champions (1) 2021 (2A)

Regional Champions (3) 2001 (2A), 2014 (2A), 2021 (2A)

Sectional Champions (13) 1977, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1987, 2001

(2A), 2002 (3A), 2011 (2A), 2012 (2A), 2014 (2A), 2018 (2A),

2019 (2A), 2021 (2A)

School’s IHSAA State Championship History (2)

Boys Golf (1) 1994

Softball (1) 1990

LINTON-STOCKTON MINERS (26-1)

ICGSA Poll (Four Classes): #1

IBCA Poll (Single Class): #8

Linton-Stockton is the defending state champion and is one of three teams making a repeat appearance in the state finals, including two defending champions (Loogootee). Champions of the Southwestern Indiana Conference with a 5-0 record this season. Topped 1A state finalist Loogootee on the road 53-41 on Jan. 23. Lone loss of the year was 60-45 setback to 4A Bedford North Lawrence on Dec. 22. Team has won 14 straight games since then. Miners lead the state in margin of victory at 30.9 ppg and rank

third in defensive average 32.2 ppg.

SEASON RESULTS

11/7 at West Washington W 68-19

11/12 North Knox W 79-30

11/14 at Edgewood W 54-37

11/21 at North Daviess W 67-20

11/24 Tecumseh W 66-55

12/2 Owen Valley W 64-33

12/10 Clay City W 95-18

12/12 South Knox W 64-33

12/14 North Central (Farmersburg) W 76-25

12/17 at Shakamak W 72-19

12/19 at Mitchell W 74-30

12/22 Heritage Christian W 61-47

12/22 at Bedford North Lawrence L 45-60

1/5 Sullivan W 67-33

1/7 at Vincennes Rivet W 51-26

1/9 Evansville Memorial W 48-43

1/12 Terre Haute North W 58-45

1/14 at South Vermillion W 62-14

1/21 at Bloomfield W 69-27

1/22 Brown County W 67-43

1/23 at Loogootee W 53-41

North Knox Sectional

2/2 Mitchell W 54-28

2/5 Vincennes Rivet W 56-24

2/6 North Knox W 67-37

Eastern (Pekin) Regional

2/13 Forest Park W 51-26

2/13 Eastern (Pekin) W 46-24

Jasper Semi-State

2/20 University W 70-32

Girls Basketball State Tournament History

IHSAA Membership: 1905-present

First Girls Basketball State Tournament: 1976 (First year for girls

state tournament)

State Tournament Record: 38-44 (.463)

State Champion (1) 2020 (2A)

State Finals Appearances (2) 2020 (2A), 2021 (2A)

Semi-State Champions (2) 2020 (2A), 2021 (2A)

Regional Champions (2) 2020 (2A), 2021 (2A)

Sectional Champions (6) 1976, 1983, 1986, 2010 (2A), 2020 (2A),

2021 (2A)

School’s IHSAA State Championship History (3)

Girls Basketball (1) 2020 (2A)

Football (1) 2016 (A)

Boys Track (1) 1910

3A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS

SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON PANTHERS (22-5)

ICGSA Poll (Four Classes): #8

IBCA Poll (Single Class): #18

South Bend Washington reaches the girls basketball state finals for first time since 2009 when it competed in Class 4A. Panthers aiming for first state championship since 2007 and second overall.

Washington girls teams enjoyed a four-year run of state finals appearances from 2006-2009.

Finished third in the Northern Indiana Conference race with an 8-2 record this year.

Team ranks 10th in the state in margin of victory at 23.5 ppg. Team is scoring at a 61.4 ppg average.

Defeated two other top 10 teams this tournament:

def. #9 Mishawaka Marian 51-42 for its first sectional crown since 2009 while avenging one of its regular season losses

def. #6 Norwell 61-40 for the semi-state crown

SEASON RESULTS

11/3 at Plymouth W 63-47

11/12 at Mishawaka Marian L 48-58

11/20 at Penn L 54-72

11/21 at East Noble W 57-31

11/24 at South Bend St. Joseph W 68-33

12/1 Elkhart W 56-25

12/3 at New Prairie W 70-27

12/5 at Fort Wayne South L 41-50

12/8 Homestead W 56-43

12/11 South Bend Clay W 68-8

12/17 at John Glenn W 71-28

12/29 Fort Wayne Snider W 60-50

12/29 East Noble W 67-22

12/30 Carroll (Fort Wayne) L 58-67

12/30 Knox W 65-45

1/2 at Lawrence North W 53-42

1/8 Bremen W 66-24

1/9 Portage W 65-23

1/14 at South Bend Adams W 85-34

1/19 South Bend Riley W 91-23

1/26 at North Central (Indianapolis) L 42-52

SB Saint Joseph Sectional

2/2 New Prairie W 63-26

2/5 John Glenn W 45-29

2/6 #9 Mishawaka Marian W 51-42

Jimtown Regional

2/13 Kankakee Valley W 70-33

2/13 Lakeland W 64-50

LaPorte Semi-State

2/20 #6 Norwell W 61-40

Girls Basketball State Tournament History

IHSAA Membership: 1930-present

First Girls Basketball State Tournament: 1977

State Tournament Record: 63-43 (.594)

State Champion (1) 2007 (4A)

Runner-Up (3) 2006 (4A), 2008 (4A), 2009 (4A)

State Finals Appearances (5) 2006 (4A), 2007 (4A), 2008 (4A),

2009 (4A), 2021 (3A)

Semi-State Champions (5) 2006 (4A), 2007 (4A), 2008 (4A), 2009

(4A), 2021 (3A)

Regional Champions (5) 2006 (4A), 2007 (4A), 2008 (4A), 2009

(4A), 2021 (3A)

Sectional Champions (10) 1992, 1993, 1999 (3A), 2004 (4A),

2005 (4A), 2006 (4A), 2007 (4A), 2008 (4A), 2009 (4A), 2021

(3A)

School’s IHSAA State Championship History (2)

Girls Basketball (1) 2007 (4A)

Football (1) 1973 (3A)

SILVER CREEK DRAGONS (24-3)

ICGSA Poll (Four Classes): #1

IBCA Poll (Single Class): #6

Top-ranked Silver Creek making school’s first appearance in the girls state finals and hoping to land second overall state championship. One of two first-time state finalists this weekend (Tipton). Won team’s first regional and semi-state championships this year. Champions of the Mid-Southern Conference with an 8-0 record this season. Turned away two other top 10 teams during tournament run:

def. #2 Salem 46-27 for its first sectional championship since 2011

def. #4 Evansville Memorial 62-52 in the regional semifinals

Defeated 4A state finalist Crown Point 53-49 on Jan. 2.

SEASON RESULTS

11/5 New Washington W 80-41

11/7 Brown County W 63-36

11/13 at Seymour W 56-30

11/14 H New Albany W 75-36

11/25 H North Harrison W 71-32

12/1 at Jeffersonville W 54-31

12/2 Clarksville W 83-23

12/9 at Floyd Central W 79-37

12/15 at Scottsburg W 47-35

12/19 Brownstown Central W 67-38

12/22 Heritage Hills W 67-46

12/29 at North Central (Indianapolis) L 34-44

12/30 Westfield L 35-45

1/2 Crown Point W 53-49

1/5 at Corydon Central W 59-45

1/9 at Salem W 58-56

1/12 at Madison W 46-38

1/14 Bedford North Lawrence L 54-59

1/16 Austin W 89-37

1/19 at Columbus North W 71-55

1/23 at Eastern (Pekin) W 61-42

Madison Sectional

2/3 Charlestown W 60-41

2/5 Madison W 51-36

2/6 #2 Salem W 46-27

Charlestown Regional

2/13 #4 Evansville Memorial W 62-52

2/13 Rushville W 54-45

Jeffersonville Semi-State

2/20 Tri-West W 59-43

Girls Basketball State Tournament History

IHSAA Membership: 1925-present

First Girls Basketball State Tournament: 1976 (first year of girls

state tournament)

State Tournament Record: 48-45 (.516)

State Finals Appearances (1) 2021 (3A)

Semi-State Champions (1) 2021 (3A)

Regional Champions (1) 2021 (3A)

Sectional Champions (6) 1986, 1987, 1995, 1997, 2011 (3A),

2021 (3A)

School’s IHSAA State Championship History (1)

Boys Basketball (1) 2019 (3A)

4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS

CROWN POINT BULLDOGS (24-1)

ICGSA Poll (Four Classes): #2

IBCA Poll (Single Class): #2

Second-ranked Crown Point making school’s first trip back to state finals in 24 years and chasing third state championship.

Team ranks second in the state in both scoring 67.4 ppg and a 30.3 ppg margin of victory. Bulldogs have won 16 straight games since lone loss of the season a 53-49 road decision to 3A state finalist Silver Creek

53-49 on Jan. 2. Champions of the Duneland Athletic Conference with a 7-0 record this season.

Turned away two top 10 teams in its last two games:

def. #4 Penn 54-45 for the regional championship

def. #6 Carroll (Fort Wayne) 62-46 for the semi-state title

Crown Point’s girls teams became first to win back-to-back state titles in 1984 and 1985 and the first to appear in three straight championship games (1983-85).

SEASON HISTORY

11/25 at LaPorte W 70-33

11/28 Castle W 43-42

11/29 at Lawrence North W 78-75

12/1 Lowell W 69-40

12/4 Portage W 64-29

12/5 Penn W 44-42

12/11 at Hammond Morton W 81-22

12/21 Bishop Noll W 81-47

1/2 Silver Creek L 49-53

1/4 Lake Central W 58-35

1/9 Lake Station W 86-38

1/12 at Munster W 79-31

1/15 at Valparaiso W 66-26

1/16 at Merrillville W 69-39

1/19 Kankakee Valley W 70-30

1/21 at Chesterton W 79-36

1/23 at Andrean W 56-50

1/25 Michigan City W 85-40

1/26 Gary West Side W 70-19

Chesterton Sectional

2/2 Lowell W 70-20

2/5 Hobart W 82-27

2/6 Chesterton W 67-34

LaPorte Regional

2/13 LaPorte W 52-28

2/13 #4 Penn W 54-45

LaPorte Semi-State

2/20 #6 Carroll (Fort Wayne) W 62-46

Girls Basketball State Tournament History

IHSAA Membership: 1904-26; 1927-present

First Girls Basketball State Tournament: 1976 (First year of girls

state tournament)

State Tournament Record: 114-43 (.726)

State Champion (2) 1984, 1985

Runner-Up (2) 1983, 1997

State Finals Appearances (5) 1983, 1984, 1985, 1997, 2021 (4A)

Semi-State Champions (5) 1983, 1984, 1985, 1997, 2021 (4A)

Regional Champions (9) 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1992,

1997, 2019 (4A), 2021 (4A)

Sectional Champions (20) 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985,

1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997,

2001 (4A), 2019 (4A), 2020 (4A), 2021 (4A)

School’s IHSAA State Championship History (7)

Girls Basketball (2) 1984, 1985

Boys Soccer (2) 2011 (2A), 2013 (2A)

So[ ball (1) 2017 (4A)

Boys Tennis (1) 1971

Wrestling (1) 2009

BROWNSBURG BULLDOGS (17-10)

ICGSA Poll (Four Classes): NR

IBCA Poll (Single Class): NR

Brownsburg looking for first state championship in school’s second trip to the state finals and first in 30 years. Team tied for fourth place in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference race with a 4-3 record. Bulldogs started season 1-3 but finished strong and have won nine consecutive games to this point. Defeated two top 10 teams during its tournament journey:

def. #1 North Central of Indianapolis in OT 53-47 in the regional semifinals

def. #7 Franklin Community 49-27 to win the semi-state

Brownsburg avenged two regular season losses during the tournament defeating Plainfield to repeat as sectional champions and then upset top-ranked North Central in the regional semifinal round. Bulldogs captured their first regional and semi-state championships since 1991.

SEASON RESULTS

11/5 at Cathedral W 56-49

11/7 at North Central (Indpls) L 47-44

11/10 Plainfield L 53-48

1/14 at Ben Davis L 43-30

11/28 Bedford North Lawrence W 43-32

12/1 at Tri West W 47-41

12/8 Noblesville L 45-42

12/18 at Avon W 44-31

12/19 Lawrence North L 52-50

12/22 at Westfield L 48-39

12/28 Franklin Central W 58-25

12/30 Center Grove L 45-36

1/2 at Hamilton Southeastern L 45-36

1/7 Cascade W 57-39

1/9 Tri West W 38-25

1/12 at Carmel L 48-46

1/16 Harrison W 52-43

1/19 Pike L 64-60

1/23 at Terre Haute North W 61-54

1/26 Fishers W 46-43

1/29 Zionsville W 51-47

Terre Haute North Sectional

2/2 Avon W 60-28

2/5 Terre Haute South W 60-33

2/6 Plainfield W 38-24

Decatur Central Regional

2/13 #1 North Central (Indpls) W 53-47

2/13 Mt. Vernon W 44-35

Jeffersonville Semi-State

2/20 #7 Franklin Community W 49-27

Girls Basketball State Tournament History

IHSAA Membership: 1906-present

First Girls Basketball State Tournament: 1976 (First year of girls

state tournament)

State Tournament Record: 79-45 (.637)

State Finals Appearances (2) 1991, 2021 (4A)

Semi-State Champions (2) 1991, 2021 (4A)

Regional Champions (3) 1989, 1991, 2021 (4A)

Sectional Champions (16) 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984,

1988, 1989, 1991, 2000 (4A), 2001 (4A), 2013 (4A), 2017 (4A),

2018 (4A), 2020 (4A), 2021 (4A)

School’s IHSAA State Championship History (5)

Baseball (1) 2005 (4A)

Boys Basketball (1) 2008 (4A)

Football (2) 1984 (3A), 1985 (4A)

Wrestling (1) 2017