Game 1: Morton (9-14) vs. Highland (12-11), 7 p.m.
Game 2: Crown Point (11-12) vs. Lake Central (12-12), 6 p.m.
Game 3: Munster (16-6) vs. Lowell (11-12), 7:30 p.m.
Game 4: E.C. Central (10-10) vs. Game 1 winner, 6 p.m.
Game 5: Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 7:30 p.m.
Championship, 7 p.m.
Favorite: Munster. Darkhorse: Everyone else.
Who to watch: Morton: Kionne Layne, Sr., G; Clarence Triplett, Sr., F; Kashon Prather, Jr., F. Highland: Isaac Sytsma, Jr., G (12.3 ppg); Nick Thompson, Sr., F (12 ppg, 7.9 rpg); Tyler Scheidt, Jr., C (10.2 ppg, 7 rpg). Crown Point: Elias Gerodemos, Jr., G (12.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg); Sam Snodgrass, Sr., G (11.2 ppg, 6.1 rpg); Matt Hanlon, Sr., G (5.5 ppg, 2 apg). Lake Central: Justin Graciano, Sr., G/F (16.6 ppg); Keon Sellers, Sr., F (12 ppg); Conner Tomasic, Sr., G (11.8 ppg). Munster: Jevon Morris, Jr., G (14.1 ppg, 5.8 rpg); Tyler Zabrecky, Jr., G (11.4 ppg); Nick Fies, Sr., G (11 ppg, 4.9 rpg). Lowell: Dustin Hudak, Jr., G (15 ppg, 4.8 rpg); Noah Durr, Sr., C (12.8 ppg); Chris Mantis, Fr., G (10.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg). E.C. Central: Louis Williams, Sr., G; Josh Morgan, Sr., F; Bryson Jenkins, Sr., F.
Fast facts: The Governors, who lost coach Robert Hall during the season to cancer, snapped a three-game losing streak Wednesday, but Scott Lush's team had two competitive losses against Lowell (69-61) and Hammond (64-62) ... Highland has lost six of its last 10 games as Jordan Heckard's team is looking to return to the program's first sectional championship game since 2012. Highland and Morton did not play during the regular season ... Crown Point coach Clint Swan has taken his Bulldogs to three straight sectional championship games, winning twice, albeit in Sectional 2 before being moved to the west this season ... Lake Central had lost four of six heading into Friday's game at McCutcheon, which has Indiana University-bound standout Robert Phinisee. The good news, however, is L.C. gets to host a sectional for the first time in school history. ... It's been a two-year funk for coach Mike Hackett and his program. The Mustangs hadn't won a Northwest Crossroads Conference title since 2015 and that was accomplished this season. Munster hasn't won a sectional since 2015. One down. One to go ... Lowell had won four straight heading into Friday's game against Crown Point. The Red Devils lost to Munster 60-47 on Jan. 26 ... E.C. Central's 10 wins seems like a shocker for the proud basketball program. But a below-par season has happened several times before, as in 2001-02, 2011-12 and 2012-13.