Owls burned by Dragons
Class 3A No. 1 Silver Creek took a 20-point lead into the halftime break and then coasted to victory 69-53.
Though the Owls fought their way back, the hole they dug was too large to overcome against one of the best teams in the state and the defending 3A state champion.
Eric McCoy led the way for the Owls with 21 points, followed by Marcus Brooks’ 11 and Landon Fritsch’s 10. Andrew Levine scored six, Aiden Goen and Casey Regruth each netted two, and Drew Vehslage managed a free throw.
Braves beat Bulldogs
Brownstown Central finished off their regular season strong with a 57-53 win over the Orleans Bulldogs.
The Braves outscored the Bulldogs 39-29 in the second half to secure the victory.
Clay Chastain led the Braves with 23 points, Isaiah Wineinger scored 12 and Derek Thompson scored 11. Aidan Schroer added six, Eli Brown had three and Carter Waskom had two to round out the BC scoring.
Medora fall apart in second half
The Hornets traded blows with the Rising Shiners Friday night, heading into the halftime break down just four points.
Yet, in the second half, they managed just five points as the visiting Shiners won 60-28.
Isaiah Myers led the Hornets with 11, Shepard Earl had eight, Bryce Guffey contributed five, and both Jayvin Spurgeon and Caleb Sturgill had two.
Layne qualifies for consolation heat
Seymour’s Trevor Layne will finish his swimming career at the IHSAA state meet’s second day.
Laying down a career-best time of 57.17 seconds in the 100-yard breaststroke, Layne improved on his sectional-winning time from a week ago.
However, his mark was just three-tenths of a second off of making it to the championship heats. He will be seeded ninth in the consolation heat and, should he hold it, double his position from a year ago.
Results from Friday night’s gymnastics sectional at Columbus East will appear online at tribtown.com and in Monday’s Tribune.