BOYS BASKETBALL | IHSAA STATE FINALS
INDIANAPOLIS | Gordon Hayward made a short jumper in the lane as time expired, and Brownsburg defeated Marion 40-39 Saturday in the Class 4A final for its first boys basketball championship.
Marion's Scott Wood had just made a 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left to give Marion the lead. The North Carolina State commitment had missed all seven of his shots, and all five of his 3-pointers, before draining his final attempt over Brownsburg's Austin Fish.
Fish passed the ball in, 75 feet from the goal. He threw long for Julian Mavunga, but Marion's Jay Edwards caught the ball. Mavunga tipped the ball from Edwards, and Hayward, a Butler recruit, corralled the ball and hit the game-winning shot.
Mavunga led Brownsburg with 17 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks. Hayward scored all 10 of his points in the second half.
Washington 84, Harding 60: Tyler Zeller cemented his legacy as one of the top high school players to ever don a basketball uniform in Indiana.
The 7-foot senior finished with 43 points, a new IHSAA championship-game record, and the Washington Hatchets beat Harding 84-60 to win their second state title in four years and fifth overall at Saturday's Class 3A final.
Zeller, a North Carolina recruit, broke the previous scoring record of 40 set by Carmel's David Shepherd in 1970. Zeller also grabbed 16 rebounds and blocked four shots.
Pryce Underwood had 20 points, Evan White scored 16 and Marquelo Suel added eight points and eight rebounds for the Hawks (22-4), who were seeking their first state title since 2001.
The Hawks cut the deficit to 27-23 early in the second quarter, but Washington used a 10-3 run to regain a 37-26 lead with 2 minutes left. Zeller finished the half with 18 points, six rebounds and two blocks.
Fort Wayne Bishop Luers 69, Winchester 67: Deshaun Thomas had 20 points, five rebounds and three blocks, and Fort Wayne Bishop Luers beat the Winchester Golden Falcons 69-67 to win the IHSAA Class 2A boys basketball championship on Saturday.
Lawrence Barnett finished with 18 points and eight assists, and Evan Blackmon scored 15 for the Knights (24-3), who were making their first state finals appearance in program history.
Tyler Koch set a new Class 2A scoring record with 37 points on 15-of-24 shooting from the field, and Brock Morrison added 15 points and eight rebounds for Winchester (23-4), which lost in the title game for the second consecutive season.
Triton 50, Indianapolis Lutheran 42: Jake Everett scored 16 points and Troy McIntyre added 14 as Triton defeated Indianapolis Lutheran 50-42 Saturday in the Class A basketball final for its first championship.
Colton Keel added seven points and seven assists for the Trojans (25-2).
Eric Borst scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half, and Zach Cutshaw had nine points and five rebounds for Lutheran (22-5).
Triton won its final nine games this season and snapped Lutheran's 10-game winning streak. The Trojans went unbeaten against Class A competition.