After an extremely intense and thrilling regular season, many of the region’s best teams came into the postseason hungry to take home the sectional crown and make a deep run in the tournament.
The Portage Indians walked onto their own home court knowing that they had their work cut out for them as they faced a region powerhouse team, the Chesterton Trojans. Heading into the first round of sectional play on Tuesday night, all stats were pointing in favor of the Trojans. However, the Indians weren't ready to call it quits just yet. The Indians came into the athletic contest with an overall record of 10-13 and have not won a conference game this season. With that in mind, they had their eyes on extending their season while picking up a win against Duneland Athletic Conference foe, Chesterton.
The Trojans also came into the competition with their eyes set on a win, entering the game with an 18-6 overall record.
CHS walked away with a convincing 23 point victory, however, the Indians never lost their grit. The Indians came out hard in the first half and took an early lead against the Trojans, ending the first half at 23-17 with Portage on top. Throughout the entire game, the Indians were led by senior sensation, Maurion Martin. The team then came out with an explosive final quarter, scoring 27 points. The Trojans sealed the deal and advanced to the sectional semifinals with a final score of 62-39.