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Saturday, March 17, 2018 6:40 pm

Southwood 55, Blackhawk Christian 53

Blackhawk Christian falls at semistate

AUBREE REICHEL | The Journal Gazette

HUNTINGTON – The Blackhawk Christian boys basketball team couldn't get into an offensive rhythm as it fell 55-53 to Southwood in the Class A semistate at Huntington North on Saturday.

Following a free throw from Southwood's Carson Blair, the Braves got the ball with 8.2 seconds left and had opportunities around the net, but the game-tying attempt never fell and Blackhawk Christian's season came to an end at the buzzer.

Jalan Mull led the Braves with 23 points, Caleb Furst scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half and Kyle Zurbach had 11 rebounds.

 

Dallas Holmes scored 23 points and Peyton Trexler added 16 for the Knights, who will face Morristown in the 1A state championship game.

The Braves opened the second half on an 11-5 run to get back within 30-29 with 3:30 left in the third quarter. Down 33-31, Frankie Davidson scored on a put-back and a 3 to put Blackhawk Christian up 34-33, its first lead since the first quarter.

 

The teams were tied at 13 after the first quarter but the Knights went on a 12-2 run to open the second and take a 25-15 lead with 1:20 left and take a 25-18 lead into the break.