The Friday night of sectionals is always a busy one as the tournament goes from 256 teams to 128. As expected, there were a lot of great games around the state. Lawrence North knocked off a top 10 team for the second night in a row, defending 4A champion Carmel won on a buzzer beater, and Purdue commit Caleb Furst won with ease.
East Chicago Central
Merrillville 63, Munster 53
Lake Central 52, East Chicago Central 34
Merrillville upset No. 4 rated Munster, who was 21-1 coming in and had beaten Merrillville by 18 during the regular season.