Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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March 25, 2013

Greensburg wins state title in boys basketball

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BATESVILLE — Gremaux put the Cadets back up by five, but Sellers answered with another pair at the stripe after McCall picked up his fourth foul.

The most Greensburg trailed the rest of the game was by four at 58-54. With 1:33 to go, a defensive board by junior Collin Rigney was sandwiched by scores from Sellers and McIntosh. Suddenly, the Pirates found themselves down by just two.

Another Rigney board set up McIntosh’s game-tying layup at the 1:27 mark, but Sellers fouled out with 48 seconds left. Senior Thomas Starks hit one free throw to make it 59-58.

McCall then gave his team its largest lead the rest of the way, hitting a pair with 33 seconds to go.

“I wasn’t really upset. I knew that we’d keep fighting,” said Sellers of missing the final five minutes of the game. “Bryant hit that three to tie it up, and Welage kept rebounding and sticking with it. I knew if we kept fighting, we’d have a pretty good chance to win.”

McIntosh buried a triple to tie the game for just the second time, 61-all. On the ensuing possession, senior Tyler Burcham came up with a big steal for Greensburg, but the Pirates turned it over after a timeout. However, Rogers missed a potential game-winning three at the buzzer.

The lead changed five times in the extra session. Following a Starks basket, McIntosh forced a tie with two foul shots. Moments later, Rogers tipped in a deuce before two more McIntosh free throws tied it again at 65-all.

Welage gave Greensburg its first lead of the game with 2:20 left, making the front end of a trip at the line.

McCall’s dunk, then a layup, gave FWC its last two leads of the game.

As he did just minutes earlier, McIntosh hit a jumper that proved to be the game-winner, 70-69 with 1:09 left. Welage was fouled grabbing an offensive rebound, and made it 71-69 on the back end of a pair with 42 seconds remaining.

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