The boys basketball team defeated the Jaguars from King High School Friday night, 73-51 to win the IHSA 2A Regional Championship. The Maroons played to a 30-29 lead at half-time trading baskets for the first two quarters.
The second half saw the Maroons dominate the game at both ends of the floor. The Maroons' perimeter defensive pressure resulted in a number of steals including back-to-back steals by senior Ben King resulting in two "and 1" lay-ups within 12 seconds to propel the Maroons to a 10-point lead in the third quarter. Clutch shooting and team defense shut down the King offense in the fourth quarter to lead the sixth-seeded Maroons to an impressive win.
Kudos to Coach Andre Battle and Darryl Simmons for leading the Maroons to this big team accomplishment.
The Regional Championship is the sixth for the Maroons over the past 13 seasons. The 17-14 Maroons advance to the Sectional Championship and play Tuesday, March 2, 7 p.m. at Julian High School vs the 22-11 Perspectives Leadership Charter School. Tickets can be purchased here.
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