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Caston boys basketball regional preview

Class 1A Triton regional semifinal: Triton (19-5) vs. Caston (10-15), 9:30 a.m.

Triton record in the Hoosier North: 6-1

Triton record against teams in their class: 10-1

Triton record against other sectional champions: 1-1 (lost to NorthWood, beat Caston)

Ranking: Unranked

Sectional titles: 13 (most recently in 2016)

Regional titles: 6 (most recently in 2013)

Wins over teams with winning records: 3 (LaVille, Trinity Greenlawn, Argos)

Wins over teams in a higher class: 8 (Plymouth, Winamac, LaVille, North Judson, Tippecanoe Valley, Bremen, Knox)

Scoring average: 61.5

Defensive average: 43.2

Record in games in which they scored 60 points: 12-0

Projected starters: Cole McKinney, Tyson Yates, Ashton Oviedo, John Gardner, Bruce Johnson

Fun facts: Coach Jason Groves has won eight sectional titles in 16 seasons as Triton coach. … Groves and Joe Bennett (1999-2001) are the only Triton coaches to win multiple sectional titles. … Triton has won five regional titles in the class basketball era (since 1998). All five have been won on their home floor.


Caston record in the Hoosier North: 2-5

Caston record against teams in their class: 9-4

Caston record against other sectional champions: 0-3 (lost to Rochester, lost to Rossville, lost to Triton)

Ranking: Unranked

Sectional titles: 8 (back-to-back)

Regional titles: 0

Wins over teams with winning records: 1 (North White)

Wins over teams in a higher class: 1 (Winamac)

Scoring average: 45.1

Defensive average: 48.7

Record in games in which they scored 60 points: 2-0

Projected starters: Joey Spin, Kade Zeider, Cam Kline, Bryce Rudicel, Sam Smith

Fun facts: Coach Carl Davis has won two sectional titles in four seasons as Caston coach. … Davis and Doug Hicks (2000, 2003) are the only Caston coaches to win multiple sectional titles. … Caston’s back-to-back sectionals are their first since winning three straight from 1991-93. … Caston has never won a boys basketball regional title. Caston has not won a regional game since a 77-69 win over Bellmont in a regional semifinal at Marion in 1991. … Kent Adams, the coach who guided Caston to that regional final appearance in 1991, will be coaching Twin Lakes in a Class 3A regional at South Bend Washington on Saturday.


LAST MEETING: Triton 56, Caston 37, Feb. 6

Winner plays: Fremont-Kouts winner in the regional final at 8 p.m. Saturday


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