By KEVIN HARRIS
NEW WASHINGTON – New Washington captured its first sectional championship since 2001 Saturday night at Matthews Gymnasium, defeating Christian Academy of Indiana in the Class A New Washington Sectional final in overtime 53-47.
The Mustangs’ Stevie Mack recorded a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Teammate Brandon Horton also scored 16 points, while New Washington’s Zach Moore ended up with 12.
Noah Williams led the Warriors (13-14) with a game-high 18 points. CAI’s Stephen Cook had 15.
The Mustangs (18-9) will face West Washington (20-6) in the first semifinal of the Loogootee Regional at 10 a.m. next Saturday.
CLASS A BORDEN SECTIONAL FINAL
WEST WASHINGTON 53, BORDEN 37
BORDEN – West Washington claimed its second consecutive sectional title by downing Borden in the Class A Borden Sectional title game Saturday night.
The Senators’ Michael Sizemore posted a game-high 16 points. Teammates Hunter Sanford and Peyton Walker each scored 10.
Senior Nathan Bachman paced the Braves (13-12) with 10 points.
CLASS 2A CRAWFORD COUNTY SECTIONAL FINAL
CRAWFORD COUNTY 33, PROVIDENCE 32
MARENGO – Adam Beasley converted a 6-foot shot with 3.1 seconds in regulation to lead Crawford County to an upset win over Class 2A No. 1 Providence in the Class 2A Crawford County Sectional final Saturday night. The Pioneers (22-3) fell short of repeating as sectional champions.
Eli Coker led the Pioneers with 14 points, scoring all of them in the first half. Teammate Cullen Ebert ended up with nine points.
Tyrell Nickelson paced the Wolfpack (19-6) with 12 points. Crawford County will battle Forest Park (18-9) in the first semifinal of the Paoli Regional at about noon next Saturday.
CLASS 3A SALEM SECTIONAL SEMIFINALS
BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL 72, CHARLESTOWN 63
SALEM – Class 3A No. 3 Brownstown Central advanced to Monday’s sectional championship game Saturday night in the nine-point victory over Charlestown (12-11).
Carson Lambring paced the Braves (23-2) with 21 points. Teammate Cody Waskom chipped in 18.
Senior guard Jordon Knoebel was the Pirates’ top scorer with 27 points, followed by teammate Isaiah Harris with 20.
Brownstown will take on Class 3A No. 10 Salem (22-2) in the final at 7 p.m. Monday. The Braves have not won a sectional title since 2013.
SALEM 70, SILVER CREEK 65, OT
SALEM – Salem outlasted three-time defending sectional champion Silver Creek in overtime to move on to the Salem Sectional final.
Seth Hobson was the Lions’ leading scorer with a game-high 33 points. Cam Stephens led the Dragons (15-9) with 25 points.
Salem will be seeking its first sectional championship in eight years Monday night.