USA-365.com Stories from 2005-06 High School Basketball Season

 

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USA-365's 2005-06 Boys Basketball Week-13, Top-10 poll underwhelmed by region post-season play VALPARAISO (3-24-2006) by Mark Smith

 

USA-365 Commentary: The "Bad Shot" Clock CROWN POINT (3-23-2006) by Mark Smith

 

The Out of Town Scoreboard: Notables from region doing well in college basketball, baseball and softball GREENCASTLE (3-17-2006) by Mark Smith

 

USA-365's 2005-06 Girls Basketball Week-17 Top-10 final poll of season looks ahead to 2007 MERRILLVILLE (3-16-2006) by Mark Smith

 

Davis scores 33 to lead Plymouth to 52-43 win over Andrean for 3A Regional title PLYMOUTH (3-12-2006) by Mark Smith

 

Foul trouble, speed kills Boone Grove's season in 64-50 regional semifinal loss to Westview NORTH JUDSON (3-12-2006) by Mark Smith

 

USA-365 Boys Basketball 2006 Class 1A Triton Regional Tourney Preview BOURBON (3-10-2006) by Mark Smith

 

USA-365 Boys Basketball 2006 Class 2A North Judson Regional Tourney Preview NORTH JUDSON (3-10-2006) by Mark Smith

 

USA-365 Boys Basketball 2006 Class 3A-4A Regional Tourney Preview PLYMOUTH (3-09-2006) by Mark Smith

 

Boone Grove wins 8th Sectional title with 44-39 win over rival Wheeler PORTER TOWNSHIP (3-7-2006) by Mark Smith

 

Chesterton ends season for Bulldogs, 81-69, in Sectional Semifinals CHESTERTON (3-03-06) by Mark Smith 

 

USA-365 Boys Basketball 2006 Class 2A North Judson Region Tourney Overview PLYMOUTH (3-02-2006) by Mark Smith

 

USA-365 Boys Basketball 2006 Class 3A Plymouth Region Tourney Overview PLYMOUTH (3-02-2006) by Mark Smith

 

USA-365 Boys Basketball 2006 Class 4A Northern Region Tourney Overview INDIANAPOLIS (3-02-2006) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Girls Basketball Week-16 Top-10 poll recaps season and prospects for 2007 MERRILLVILLE (3-1-2006) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Boys Basketball Week-11, Top-10 poll reviews regular season finales and looks ahead to sectionals VALPARAISO (2-26-2006) by Mark Smith

Rensselaer Girls upend Boone Grove at Class 2A Regional to advance to semistate RENSSELAER (2-22-2006) by Mark Smith

Albrecht's 26 points leads Bulldogs to 59-48 win over neighboring Lowell Red Devils LOWELL (2-20-2006) by Mark Smith

Hanover boys hold off spirited effort by Kouts at new gym, 56-51 CEDAR LAKE (2-20-2006) by Mark Smith

USA-365's Girls Basketball 3A Regional Preview: it should be Andrean vs. St. Joe in finals MONTICELLO (2-17-2006) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Boys Basketball Week-10, Top-10 poll disappointed in region's performance VALPARAISO (2-17-2006) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Girls Basketball Week-15 Top-10 poll reflects on sectional outcomes MERRILLVILLE (2-15-2006) by Mark Smith

USA-365's Girls Basketball 2A Regional Preview: it should be Boone vs. Westview in finals RENSSELAER (2-16-2006) by Mark Smith

West Side Cougars pounce on Lady Red Devils for 56-29 Sectional semifinal win GARY (2-11-2006) by Mark Smith

Poor shooting results in Sectional exit for Lady Bulldogs, loss 46-31 to Chesterton VALPARAISO (2-11-2006) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Boys Basketball Week-9, Top-10 poll considers interesting matchups VALPARAISO (2-10-2006) by Mark Smith

USA-365 Commentary: The 'Multiplier' the Great Equalizer? CROWN POINT (2-07-2006) by Mark Smith

USA-365's Girls Basketball Post-Season Preview: Crown Point, Lake Central, Lowell, Merrillville VALPARAISO (2-07-2006) by Mark Smith

Morgan girls spoil Lady Cats' new gym debut with 64-55 win at Hanover CEDAR LAKE (2-6-2006) by Mark Smith

USA-365's Girls Basketball Post-Season Preview: Andrean, Boone Grove, Hanover Central CEDAR LAKE (2-05-2006) by Mark Smith

Merrillville boys rally in 4th to scuttle upset-minded Bulldogs, 62-60 CROWN POINT (2-03-2006) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Boys Basketball Week-8, Top-10 poll looks at the 'up' and down' conferences VALPARAISO (2-03-2006) by Mark Smith

USA-365's MEDIA OBSERVER: Where did local TV coverage of the HS Basketball tourneys go? CROWN POINT (2-02-2006) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Girls Basketball Week-13 Top-10 poll review tournament draw and team chances MERRILLVILLE (2-01-2006) by Mark Smith

Valparaiso evens series with Lady Bulldogs in convincing 48-34 win CROWN POINT (1-29-2006) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Boys Basketball Week-7, Top-10 considers surprise teams of the year VALPARAISO (1-26-2006) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Girls Basketball Week-12 Top-10 poll looks ahead to the tournament draw MERRILLVILLE (1-25-2006) by Mark Smith

Satellites and Wolves take Boys, Girls titles at PCC Tournament finals PORTER TOWNSHIP (1-22-2006) by Mark Smith

USA-365's MEDIA OBSERVER: There are reasons for reporting errors, but watch those excuses! HAMMOND (1-19-2006) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Boys Basketball Week-6, Top-10 says 'dog-days' of January are rough VALPARAISO (1-18-2006) by Mark Smith

Johnson's return not enough as Lady Devils fall 52-42 at Lake Central ST. JOHN (1-18-2006) by Mark Smith

Boone Grove, Hanover Central girls advance to meet in PCC Tourney MORGAN TOWNSHIP (1-18-2006) by Mark Smith

USA-365 Commentary: Indiana proven right on 4 sports classes? CROWN POINT (1-16-2006) by Mark Smith

Bulldogs held to just 10 second half points, fall 53-44 on road to Lake Central ST. JOHN (1-14-2006) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Boys Basketball Week-5, Top-10 provides a mid-season status report VALPARAISO (1-12-2006) by Mark Smith

Merrillville Girls dominate 1st half at Lowell en route to 63-45 win over Lady Devils LOWELL (1-11-2006) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Girls Basketball Week-10 Top-10 poll is likened to NFL playoff hopefuls MERRILLVILLE (1-10-2006) by Mark Smith

Griffith beats Lowell Girls on Devils' home court, 35-33 as freethrows fail to fall LOWELL (1-8-2006) by Mark Smith

Poulos hits late 3-pointer to lead Lady Bulldogs to 37-34 win over Chesterton CROWN POINT (1-7-2006) by Mark Smith  

Bulldogs hold off Trojans for 51-48 win and sweep of CP-Chesterton girls-boys double-header CROWN POINT (1-7-2006) by Mark Smith

The Out of Town Scoreboard: Former region high school stars who continue to shine MERRILLVILLE (1-4-2006) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Boys Basketball Week-4, Top-10 predicts continued success for Valpo and Munster VALPARAISO (1-2-2006) by Mark Smith

Lowell boys deal Wildcats 6th-straight loss, 52-30 LOWELL (1-2-2006) by Mark Smith

Hanover Lady Wildcats take 2 of 3 at Momence Holiday Tournament MOMENCE, IL (12-31-2005) by Mark Smith

Merrillville Girls control Lady Bulldogs en route to 57-41 win CROWN POINT (12-30-2005) by Mark Smith

Bulldogs start 4 sophomores in 49-39 nonconference win over Gavit CROWN POINT (12-29-2005) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Girls Basketball Week-8 Top-10 poll focuses on holiday tourneys & match-ups VALPARAISO (12-26-2005) by Mark Smith

Lowell boys beat North Newton 65-42 to even record at .500  LOWELL (12-24-2005) by Mark Smith

Lowell Girls drop close one on road to Andrean 59ers, 51-48 MERRILLVILLE (12-24-2005) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Boys Basketball Week-3, Top-10 poll explains why it's better to NOT go unbeaten VALPARAISO (12-24-2005) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Girls Basketball Week-7 Top-10 poll lays out the odds for post-season success VALPARAISO (12-23-2005) by Mark Smith

Lady Bulldogs put together back-to-back wins over Michigan City, neighboring Hanover Central CROWN POINT (12-18-2005) by Mark Smith and Dave Woodworth

USA-365's 2005-06 Girls Basketball Week-6 Top-10 poll pleads for DAC to end round robin schedule, adopt Holiday tournament instead VALPARAISO (12-15-2005) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Boys Basketball Week-2, Top-10 poll unveils 'longshot' contenders in 2A and 1A VALPARAISO (12-15-2005) by Mark Smith

The Out of Town Scoreboard: A look at former region high school stars now in college FORT WAYNE (12-13-2005) by Mark Smith

Crown Point Lady Bulldogs split weekend games, winning 67-43 over Boone Grove, but fall 51-38 at Lake Central CROWN POINT (12-13-2005) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Boys Basketball Week-1, Top-10 poll sees five top teams and then there's everyone else VALPARAISO (12-8-2005) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Girls Basketball Week-5 Top-10 poll reconsiders who's #1 and #2 VALPARAISO (12-6-2005) by Mark Smith

Highland boys slow down game to win 49-37 at Lowell LOWELL (12-6-2005) by Mark Smith

Hebron boys and girls teams sweep basketball double-header at home over Hanover Central HEBRON (12-3-2005) by Mark Smith

Crown Point wins defensive battle over LaPorte 43-39 with help from 74% free throw shooting CROWN POINT (12-2-2005) by Dave Woodworth

New Crown Point boys basketball coach Shaun Busick profiles his 2005-06 team CROWN POINT (12-1-2005) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Girls Basketball Week-4 Top-10 poll takes closer look at wins, losses EAST CHICAGO (11-30-2005) by Mark Smith

Lowell controls from start to finish in 62-43 home court win over CP Lady Bulldogs LOWELL (11-30-2005) by Mark Smith

Lady Bulldogs battle, but fall at Chesterton 40-39 in turnover-heavy DAC contest CHESTERTON (11-26-2005) by Mark Smith

Girls HS Basketball Preview: Andrean Lady 59ers coach Ken Markfull profiles his 2005-06 team LOWELL (11-25-2005) by Mark Smith

Gross leads Wildcat boys with 37 points in season-opening win over Lake Station, 67-48 CEDAR LAKE (11-24-2005) by Mark Smith

Lady Wildcats optimistic after close 54-50 loss to neighbor Lowell CEDAR LAKE (11-23-2005) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Girls Basketball Week-3 Top-10 poll takes cue from out-of-area games EAST CHICAGO (11-23-2005) by Mark Smith

Lady Bulldogs drop non-conference road game to Warsaw, 61-45 WARSAW (11-21-2005) by Mark Smith

Lady Red Devils open season with 46-38 win over Hammond Morton LOWELL (11-18-2005) by Mark Smith

Girls HS Basketball Preview: Lowell Lady Red Devils coach Patti McCormack profiles her 2005-06 team (Includes new pictures) LOWELL (11-18-2005) by Mark Smith

Lady Wildcats open season with 58-41 win over Hammond Gavit CEDAR LAKE (11-16-2005) by Mark Smith

USA-365's 2005-06 Girls Basketball Week-2 Top-10 poll points to key weekend matches EAST CHICAGO (11-16-2005) by Mark Smith

Lady Bulldogs start 2-0 after 20-point win at Kankakee Valley WHEATFIELD (11-13-2005) by Mark Smith

Lady Wolves open basketball season with wins over River Forest 60-23, Calumet 68-40 (Includes new pictures) GARY (11-13-2005) by Mark Smith

USA-365 unveils Live Internet Streaming Schedule for 2004-05 Basketball season CROWN POINT (11-12-2005)

USA-365 Pre-season 2005-06 Girls Basketball Top-10 Poll considers significance of program histories CROWN POINT (11-12-2005) by Mark Smith

Girls HS Basketball Preview: Crown Point Lady Bulldogs coach Tom May profiles his 2005-06 team CROWN POINT (11-9-2005) by Mark Smith

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