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11 YEARS AGO (1999): Tecumseh, Westview, Plainfield, North Central

April 15, 2010
100 Years in 100 Days



CLASS A: TECUMSEH 55, LAFAYETTE CENTRAL 43
First-time state finalist Tecumseh put four different scorers in double figures and pulled away from Lafayette Central Catholic in the second half to post a 55-43 victory in the 1999 IHSAA Class A state championship game at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. Coached by Kevin Oxley, Tecumseh finished 23-4 in winning the school's first state title in any team sport, and it came just three weeks after the school won its first sectional title in boys basketball. The victory also denied Lafayette Central Catholic its second consecutive Class A state championship.

CLASS 2A: WESTIVEW 71, PAOLI 52
First-time state finalist Westview scored 26 fourth quarter points to pull away from Paoli for a 71-52 win in the 1999 IHSAA Class 2A championship game. The game was tied at 22-22 with 1:57 left before halftime, but the Warriors outscored the Rams 9-2 in the remaining stretch to take a 31-24 halftime lead and extended it throughout the second half to claim the school's first championship in any team sport. Fifth-ranked Westview, coached by Troy Neely, finished its championship season at 23-3.

CLASS 3A: PLAINFIELD 77, MUNCIE SOUTHSIDE 64 
Plainfield placed four starters in double figures and posted a 77-64 triumph over Muncie Southside to win the 1999 IHSAA Class 3A state championship. After a 16-16 tie after the first period, Plainfield took a 34-31 lead into the locker room at halftime. After leading 54-45 after three frames, the Quakers outscored the Rebels 23-19 through the fourth quarter.Jake Wiltrout led Plainfield with 19 points and Gavin Groninger finished with 17 as the Quakers earned the first IHSAA title in a team sport in school history. The Class 3A top-ranked Quakers finished 26-1 under coach Dana Greene.
 

CLASS 4A: NORTH CENTRAL 79, ELKHART CENTRAL 74
North Central of Indianapolis went on an 11-0 run at the end of the first half to take control of the game and went on to a 79-74 victory over Elkhart Central in the 1999 IHSAA Class 4A state championship game. Senior guard Jason Gardner of North Central scored nine of those 11 points over the last 3:01 of the second quarter, including three layups off of fast breaks that turned a 29-25 Elkhart Central lead into a 36-29 North Central advantage at halftime. Ranked ninth in the final Associated Press Class 4A poll, North Central (23-5) also received 20 points from Shawn Radford, who pulled down 10 rebounds. Nick Gardner contributed 11 points for the Panthers, who were coached by Doug
Mitchell. Elkhart Central finished 18-8 in Coach Mike Drews first year on the job.

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