Culver at Rochester, 6 p.m./7:30 p.m. (JV/Varsity): Rochester has won 13 in a row in this traditional season-opening rivalry, but if they want to make it 14, they'll have to stop Culver shooting guard Zoe Bauer, who scored 38 in a 57-51 RHS win at Culver last year.
Tippecanoe Valley at Warsaw, 6:15 p.m./7:45 p.m.: Valley coach Bill Patrick chuckles recalling Valley's 57-56 win over Warsaw in a summer league game. He notes that Warsaw was missing only two players from their regular varsity squad.
Of course, the reason for coach Patrick's chuckling was that those two players were only Indiana All-Star candidate and Illinois State University signee Nic Moore and center Lucas Grose, another Division I prospect; this game figures to be different.
As for Valley, they will dress three freshmen in Tanner Shepherd, Tanner Andrews and Robby Groom. Sophomore Nick Kindig will also get extensive varsity playing time in the backcourt with junior point guard Bret Cooper. Dan Kitch, a 6-2 senior forward, is a likely starter.
North Miami at Lewis Cass, 6 p.m./7:30 p.m.: This marks the debut for North Miami coach Matt Storm, and it comes against a sectional rival whom North Miami has beaten in their last three meetings.
Guards Zac Roth and Austin See could be key components for a Warrior team that frequently will not have a player taller than 6-3 on the floor.
Bremen at Argos, 6:30 p.m./8 p.m.: As of Tuesday night, The Sentinel had not been informed that this game might be postponed.
Bremen's football team reached the regional round, putting any boys basketball players who also play football a week behind their counterparts throughout the state. Typically, schools whose teams win their football sectional often delay the start of basketball season by postponing their first game.
This will be coach Doug Snyder's first game since reassuming the Argos coaching position this summer. Guard Zach Hartman is a transfer from Bremen.