Bears Baller Alert: Road to repeat for Warren Central goes through Lawrence Central
Warning shot fired.
Lawrence Central recently served notice to defending Class 4A boys basketball state champ Warren Central that sectionals will be no walk in the park. The Bears (16-3) snapped Warren Central’s 46-game winning streak (third-longest in IHSAA history) last week with a 55-44 victory, just days after they had taken WC to the brink in a 60-56 down-to-the-wire loss in the Marion County Tournament Finals. Act 3 will most likely take place in the first week of the state tourney.
Alright, let’s roll call it:
Nijel Pack (Jr. G) — Elite point guard, cash money in the clutch, the straw that stirs the drink for the Bears offense.
Dre Davis (Jr. G/F) — This University of Nebraska-commit can slay the comp in so many ways coming off the wing and has a Swagger Level that is on the verge of reaching downright dangerous proportions.
Jake LaRavia (Sr. F) — Signed with SIU-Edwardsville, LaRavia is a force of nature out of the frontcourt, just as steady and savvy as they come.
Xavier DelReal (Sr. G) — The REAL DEAL HOLYFIELD of a role player, always ready to grip it and rip it.
Wes Jordan (Sr. C) — Fresh 2 Death down low!!
P.J. Edwards (Jr. G/F) — Could be the X Factor for Team Gooden in the postseason.
Greg Jenkins (Soph. G/F) — Lip-smacking potential, plays hard and smart.
D’Ante Davis (Fr. G/F) — Already showing flashes of his big bro’s high-wattage talent.
Shawn Hart (Jr. F), Deonte Banks (Jr. G/F) & Travis Rogers (Sr. G) — The "Glue Guys" are getting busy too!!