The Crown Point Bulldogs advanced through the first round of the IHSAA Boys’ Basketball Sectional Tournament on Tuesday evening, defeating the Portage Indians 54-45. The teams were evenly matched throughout much of the night, often seperated by less than a field goal until the Bulldogs broke through in the fourth quarter. AJ Lux led Crown Point in scoring, posting 21 points. Jack Svetich also hit a double digit point total, scoring 13.
Portage finishes their season with a 14-9 record. O’Mari Evans led the team in scoring on the evening, with 15 total points.
Crown Point, now 15-9, moves on to face Chesterton, 18-5, in the next round of play on March 3.