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Sectional blowouts

There weren't a lot of close games in the girls basketball sectional openers Tuesday around northeast Indiana.

Not by a long shot.

There were 11 games among area teams, and the closet outcome was a 52-39 game when Elkhart Christian beat Hamilton and a 54-40 win by Prairie Heights against Fremont.

There were scores like 64-17, 74-19, 79-15 and 70-22. The average final score among those 11 games was 62-30.

Maybe it is just the sectionals, and some teams are ready and some aren't.

Take the Garrett-Eastside rematch in a Class 2A sectional game. The Railroaders beat the Blazers 64-58 just about three weeks ago, but then Garrett rolled to a 55-33 sectional win Tuesday.

And sometimes, teams are just overmatched, which was pretty much on display most of the time.

The SAC flexed its muscle early in the postseason (for the most part), with Snider winning 64-17, South Side winning 58-37, Concordia winning 54-31 and Luers rolling 70-22.

The downer, though, was North Side's 74-19 loss to Homestead.

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.