Sectional brackets set for girls basketball postseason

It is the most wonderful time of the year as all four Putnam County high school girl's basketball teams are ready to turn their attention to a Class 2A Sectional 44 title. 
A season ago, Greencastle stormed through the sectional, capturing not only that but also a regional crown before falling to eventual Class 2A state champion Forest Park, 65-48, in the semi-state. 

This year's sectional tournament, which will be held at South Putnam High School, will see a pair of familiar foes matching up in the opening game of the tournament on Jan. 30, as Greencastle (9-12) takes on North Putnam (8-12). The winner will play Riverton Parke. 

Greencastle and North Putnam met recently, with the Cougars picking up a 59-47 win over the Tiger Cubs. Greencastle and Riverton Parke have not played this season, while North Putnam picked up a 54-24 win over Riverton Parke in the Hoosier Heartland Tip-Off Classic in November. 

Cloverdale (2-19) opens against sectional favorite Parke Heritage (19-3) on Jan. 31, followed by South Putnam (12-9) taking on Southmont (12-7). 
Parke Heritage, who has won 13 straight, knocked off Cloverdale, 64-22, earlier this month and owns wins over both South Putnam and Southmont. 
South Putnam knocked off Southmont, 49-41, in November. 





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