IHSAA boys basketball Fab 15: Changes galore this week with Fishers, North Central rising

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Here is a look at this week’s Fab 15, a weekly look at the top high school boys basketball teams in Central Indiana:

1. Carmel (10-3)

The Greyhounds rise back to the top of the Fab 15 after Pete Suder went for 28 points, eight rebounds and five steals in a 71-57 win over Cathedral. Up next: vs. Pike on Friday and at Brownsburg on Saturday. Previous: 3.

2. Fishers (13-2)

The Tigers knocked off Brownsburg 49-38 in their only game of the week and jump back up for four spots. Fishers, the only unbeaten team in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference at 3-0, plays at Avon on Friday. Previous: 6.

3. North Central (10-3)

What a week. The Panthers defeated Roncalli (66-43), Brebeuf Jesuit (55-51), Southport (64-47) and rallied from a 20-point deficit to defeat Ben Davis (74-73 in overtime) to capture the Marion County tournament title. Can North Central avoid the tournament hangover? Up next is Lawrence North on Friday and at Muncie Central on Saturday. Previous: 10.

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4. Ben Davis (11-3)

The Giants are probably No. 1 this week if they could have closed out North Central in Saturday’s Marion County tournament championship. But after dominant wins over Lawrence North (77-48), Park Tudor (74-39) and Pike (69-42), Ben Davis could not close the door after leading by 20 against North Central, falling 74-73 in overtime. Up next: at Decatur Central (Tuesday) and at Center Grove (Friday). Previous: 4.

5. Zionsville (9-2)

The Eagles, without injured junior Logan Imes (ankle), lost 66-47 to Noblesville at home. It is another one-game week for Zionsville with a game at Hamilton Southeastern on Friday. Previous: 1.

6. Westfield (10-3)

Braden Smith became the school’s all-time leading scorer with 27 points, five assists and five rebounds against Hamilton Southeastern on Friday, but the Shamrocks lost 66-58. Smith then scored 23 points in a 54-52 win over Culver Academy on Saturday. Up next: Friday at Brownsburg and Saturday at Tri-West. Previous: 3.

7. Tech (12-2)

The Titans rolled to a 96-67 win over Marion on Friday for a ninth consecutive victory. Tech is the No. 2 seed in the City tournament and will open at home vs. Providence Cristo Rey on Tuesday in the first round. Previous: 7.

8. Pike (9-2)

Both of Pike’s losses are to Ben Davis. The Red Devils won Marion County tournament games against Lawrence Central (76-74) and Perry Meridian (52-45) before falling to the Giants, 69-42, in the semifinal. Ryan Conwell continues to play well, averaging 21.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists. Previous: 5.

9. Cathedral (10-4)

The Irish dropped a 71-57 decision to Carmel in their lone game of the week as Tayshawn Comer had 20 points on 6-for-11 shooting and Jaron Tibbs added 15 points and six rebounds. Cathedral is the No. 1 seed in the City tournament and will open with either Washington or Cardinal Ritter on Thursday in the quarterfinal round. Previous: 8.

10. Mt. Vernon (9-2)

The Marauders rolled to a 78-54 win over Avon for a third consecutive win since the loss to Westfield. Up next: at Lawrence Central (Tuesday), vs. Hamilton Heights (Friday) and vs. Hamilton Southeastern (Saturday). Previous: 9.

11. Bishop Chatard (12-0)

Chatard played just one game this week, defeating Providence Christo Rey 72-24. The Trojans are seeded fourth in the City tournament this week and will open with No. 13 Purdue Poly at home on Tuesday. Previous: 13.

12. Lawrence North (7-3)

The Wildcats were blown out by Ben Davis, 77-48, in the first round of the Marion County tournament on Tuesday. Up next: at North Central (Friday) and at Homestead (Saturday). Previous: 11.

13. Brebeuf Jesuit (9-3)

Brebeuf rolled to a 74-54 win over Franklin Central in the first round of the Marion County tournament before falling 55-51 to eventual champion North Central in the quarterfinal. Brebeuf hosts Metropolitan on Tuesday and Guerin Catholic on Friday. Previous: 12.

14. Warren Central (6-5)

The Warriors were unfortunately scratched from the Marion County tournament, preventing a potential matchup with Pike in the quarterfinal. Warren Central is at Lawrence Central on Friday. Previous: 14.

15. Brownsburg (9-6)

The Bulldogs saw their three-game winning streak snapped with a 49-38 loss at Fishers on Friday. A couple more tough assignments are ahead this week at home against Westfield (Friday) and Carmel (Saturday). Previous: 15.

Dropped out: None

Next five in line: Noblesville (6-6), Hamilton Southeastern (5-7), Southport (7-6), Tindley (7-4), Whiteland (10-6)

Call Star reporter Kyle Neddenriep at 317-444-6649.

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