Stars ranked No.2 in preseason poll

BNL senior Mallory Pride and the Stars are ranked No.2 in the preseason IBCA poll.

By Justin Sokeland

BEDFORD – Bedford North Lawrence is ranked No.2 in the preseason Indiana Basketball Coaches Association poll.

South Bend Washington, which will compete in Class 4A this season after winning last year’s 3A state title, is rated No.1 in the poll, which does not divide by class. BNL, which finished 24-3 last season, received two first-place votes, while South Bend Washington totaled 11 votes for the top spot.

The rest of the Top 10 includes Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, Hamilton Southeastern, Lake Central, Homestead, Franklin and East Central. In the Hoosier Hills Conference, Columbus East is No.14, while Jennings County also received votes.

The Stars will start the regular season on Friday, hosting Mooresville.


Top 20

1 SB Washington; 2. Bedford NL; 3. Fishers; 4. Noblesville; 5. Zionsville; 6. Hamilton SE; 7. Lake Central; 8. Homestead; 9. Franklin; 10. East Central

11. North Central; 12. Fort Wayne Snider; 13. Westfield; 14. Columbus East; 15. Ben Davis, Carmel; 17. Mishawaka Marian; 18. Fort Wayne Northrop; 19. Crown Point; 20. Center Grove