INDIANAPOLIS | In a game marked by raucous fans, technical fouls and an ejection, Class 2A No. 5 Bishop Noll lost 75-64 to Class 3A No. 3 Indianapolis Brebeuf.
The Braves began the game on a 13-0 run, as the Times No. 3 Warriors were cold from the field.
Tyreon Gates scored Noll's first basket on a 3-pointer with 2:25 remaining in the first quarter, and the Warriors trailed 17-7 after one.
Brebeuf's Roman Penn hit a 3-pointer to begin the second, helping the Braves build a 29-10 lead and 35-20 halftime cushion.
The Warriors returned to floor just before the start of the second half and didn't warm up for the third quarter. It didn't seem to hurt Noll, as they trimmed the deficit down to nine points.
Then things became tense when Noll star guard, Larry Crisler landed underneath the basket and on top of the Braves Aaron Banks. A tussle ensued, and Crisler received a technical for shoving Banks. Crisler was ejected shortly thereafter, receiving a second technical for words said after the play.
Brebeuf led 56-42 after three quarters.
Bishop Noll's Jascinto Carter was given a technical foul for his reaction after a whistle under the Noll basket. The Warriors built a 71-51 before reserves were inserted with 3:18 to play.
Gates led the Warriors with 17.
Nearly a hundred Warrors alumni and fans made the 2 1/2 trip to Indy. The Noll faithful were the loudest group by far. Noll grad and former teacher, Ron Partyka and his sons Tim and Steve, all from the Region, attended the game. Ron has only missed six Noll games in more than 60 years.