Dylan Hughes- On Fri., Feb. 20, Tigers boys basketball hosted the Zionsville Eagles in the first ever conference championship in FHS history.
It was close in the first quarter, with the Tigers leading 15-13 behind nine points from junior forward Lance Dollison.
By halftime, Zionsville held a small 1-point lead at 28-27. The Tigers had all of their 27 points on either three-point field goals or free throws.
Dollison had 15 at the half, with senior guard Keegan Kollmeyer posting nine points of his own.
After three quarters, the Tigers’ three-point barrage continued and led 43-40.
In a rather high-scoring fourth quarter, the Tigers’ three-point shooting, defense inside the paint and overall defense helped bring home the first ever Hoosier Crossroads Conference title after the 68-55 victory.
With sectionals coming up Mar. 3, the Tigers want to go in hot.
“A game like this, we can only get better from here so this gives us a lot of confidence to go into sectionals and play hard,” Dollison said.
Dollison scored 21 points on the night, with five three-pointers.
“We were getting good looks. The ball was getting swung around real well. Everybody was hitting their shots, so that’s what I accredit it to,” Dollison said.
Kollmeyer led the Tigers with 28 points.
After the win, the Tigers finished 6-0 in conference play on the year.
The Tigers will face North Central in the first round of sectionals, and if they win, will face Carmel after that. Carmel has a first round bye.