The Kats are led by Tayler Persons (17.3 ppg), LaBradford Sebree (15.3) and Erik Bowen (10.1).
Kokomo scores 60.8 ppg and allows 46 ppg. Jeff scores 49 and allows 54.
• The second semifinal pits Logansport (12-8) vs. McCutcheon (14-8). Logansport took a 44-41 win when the teams met in the regular season, on Dec. 15.
“[The Berries] obviously had success against McCutcheon earlier in the season, but McCutcheon is a tough team with a lot of weapons. That will be an interesting game,” McCauley said.
Kokomo owns wins over both teams, rallying to beat McCutcheon 51-50 on Jan. 5 at Memorial Gym, and beating Logan 58-46 on Feb. 7 at the Berry Bowl.
Twin Lakes Sectional
Mid-Indiana Conference teams Maconaquah and Western are in action against Hoosier Conference teams tonight in the semifinal round of the Twin Lakes Sectional.
In the 6 p.m. game, Maconaquah (12-9) takes on Benton Central (6-15) in the first meeting between the schools in at least the class tournament era.
The teams have just one common opponent, Twin Lakes. Maconaquah beat the Indians 61-56 in the sectional opener Tuesday night. Benton Central dropped a 62-42 decision to the Indians in Hoosier Conference play.
In the 7:45 game, Western (13-8) and West Lafayette (17-5) will renew a great rivalry. The teams are meeting in sectional play for the 10th time in 11 years. The Panthers are the two-time defending sectional champions — the Red Devils previously had a two-year reign.
Western reached the semifinal round with a 66-52 victory over Peru in Wednesday’s first game. West Lafayette followed with an impressive 46-27 victory over Northwestern.
The Red Devils are led by their front-court tandem of 6-foot-8 Justus Stanback and 6-5 Brian Bangs. They combine for 25.4 points and 15.4 rebounds per game. Stanback is an IUPUI recruit.
Bangs had a huge game against the Panthers in the regular season, scoring 14 points and grabbing 22 rebounds to help the Red Devils take a 65-52 win on Jan. 5 at West Lafayette.