INDIANAPOLIS | In a clash of state-ranked Class 4A teams, No. 6 Lake Central went toe to toe with No. 2 Indianapolis Tech for three quarters.
The final eight minutes were another story. The Titans threw down a highlight reel of high-flying dunks, outscoring the Times No. 1 Indians 34-19 to pull away for an 80-61 victory.
The Indians held an 18-16 lead after the first period and were in front for most of the opening half as University of Kentucky recruit Trey Lyles sat with foul trouble for Tech.
L.C. started the second half strong as Butler commit Tyler Wideman blocked a Lyles shot and the guard tandem of Tye Wilburn and Joe Bannister picked off several passes to keep Tech off balance. The game was tied at 52 with a minute to go in the third quarter before a Titans 3 put them up for good.
It was all Tech from there. It quickly pushed the margin to double figures with 5:56 left and built the spread from there with one rim-rattling slam after another.
Wideman and Wilburn notched 16 points apiece for the LC (7-2), while Lyles, despite limited minutes, posted 20 for Tech (10-1), whose only loss is to Bowman Academy.