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                   By RICHARD TORRES               Preview
                   VYPE High School Sports
                   Magazine, Central Indiana

     Class A Championship                 Class 2A Championship
     Triton (23-3) vs. Indianapolis Metropolitan (21-6)  Hammond Bishop Noll (26-0) vs. Park Tudor (25-2)
     For a third time in four years, Triton will vie for a basketball   The wait is over for Hammond Bishop Noll. Reaching the
     state title. State champs in 2008 and state runners-up in   State Finals for the first time since 1988 and playing in its
     2009, the second-ranked Trojans will face unranked India-  first championship game in school history, the second-
     napolis Metropolitan, which set a program record for wins   ranked Warriors are looking to become the 13th team in
     this season. The Pumas will seek to knock off their third   tournament history to finish the season as an undefeated
     consecutive top 10 foe (64-61, vs. No. 9 Shawe Memorial   state champion. Fourth-ranked Park Tudor returns to
     at regional; 61-50, vs. No. 5 North Daviess at semi-state) to   Conseco Fieldhouse for a second straight year, riding a 13-
     win the school’s first state title in any sport.   game winning streak in search of its first state title as well.
                                          The Panthers defeated top-ranked Forest Park for a second
     Fast Facts                           straight year in the semi-state championship.
      - Metropolitan is a public charter school in Indianapolis and
       was approved for IHSAA membership in 2006-07. The   Fast Facts
       Pumas fielded their first boys basketball team in 2007-08.  - Bishop Noll is the only remaining undefeated team left in
      - Triton head coach Jason Groves owns a 119-29 record in   the state at 26-0.
       six years.                          - If Bishop Noll wins, the Warriors will become the first
      - The Metropolitan Pumas won the school’s first sectional   undefeated Class 2A state champions since Cass
       championship in any sport with a 75-44 victory against   finished 26-0 in 2002-03.
       Fall Creek Academy on March 5.      - Park Tudor’s Kevin Ferrell has committed to Indiana
      - Triton is riding a 17-game winning streak since losing to   University.
       Class 4A Warsaw on Dec. 21, 2010.   - Bishop Noll captured its first regional title since 2001 and
      - Metropolitan captured its first regional title with consecu-  first semi-state championship since 1988.
       tive three-point victories, including a 64-61 win against   - Park Tudor head coach Ed Schilling is a former New
       No. 9 Shawe Memorial in the title game. Jerrbryon   Jersey Nets assistant coach and spent six seasons
       Graves sealed the victory by heaving and sinking a   as head coach at Wright State. He was also was an
       3-pointer from the opposite free throw line at the buzzer.  assistant coach at Memphis and UMass.
      - Graves’ heroic regional championship shot was featured   - Bishop Noll’s Adonis Filer transferred from Mt. Carmel
       as the No. 1 Top Play on ESPN’s SportsCenter on March   (Illinois) last summer. He is the younger brother of
       15.                                  2007 Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year Steve Filer, a
                                            linebacker at the University of Notre Dame.
     Players to Watch: Triton – Griffyn Carpenter (6-1, Sr.,
     G): 19.1 ppg, 3.7 rpg; Clay Yeo (6-5, So. , F): 16.3 ppg, 4.8   Players to Watch: Bishop Noll – Adonis Filer (6-3, Sr.
     rpg, 2.6 apg; Jordan Everett (6-4, Sr., F): 7.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg;   PG): 15.9 ppg, 4.4. rpg, 3.2 apg; Ronnye Beamon, Jr. (6-4,
     Austin Davis (6-6, Sr., C): 5.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg. Metropolitan –   Jr., G): 11.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg; John Dodson (6-1, Jr., G): 9.4
     Raymond Green (6-1, Sr., G): 19.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg; Jerrbryon   ppg, 2.7 rpg; Larry Crisler (6-2, Fr., G/F): 8.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg.
     Graves (5-9, Sr., G): 11.0 ppg, 7.4 apg; Anthony Jackson   Park Tudor – Kevin Ferrell (5-11, Jr., G): 18.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg,
     (6-3, Sr., F): 12.1 ppg, 10.2 rpg; Reese Williams (5-10, Sr.,   6.6. apg; Trevon Bluiett (6-5, Fr., F): 13.7 ppg, 7.6 rpg; J.B.
     G): 8.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg.                Rapp (6-3, Jr., G): 8.3 ppg, 2.0 apg; Paul Bayt (6-4, Jr., F):
                                          7.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg.
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