Zionsville entered Friday's game against Hamilton Southeastern with a record of 9-3 but losers of two of its last three games. HSE approached the game with a record of 10-5 but winners of four of five games. It was a game that came down to the final shot.
It was a slow pace early in the game. Hamilton Southeastern took its time against Zionsville zone defense. Finally HSE was able to get a couple perimeter looks and knocked them down. 2017 forward Zach Gunn buried two three pointers in the opening quarter. HSE took a 13-7 advantage to the second period.
The pace and scoring increased in the second period. 2017 guard Dominic Genco jump started the Zionsville offense. Genco scored seven points in the quarter for Zionsville. Hamilton Southeastern offset Genco's scoring with its three point shooting. Hamilton Southeastern used seven three pointers to lead 25-21 at the half.
It was more of the same until Zionsville freshman Isaiah Thompson found his rhythm on the offensive end. He struggled to convert shots in the first two and half quarters, but Thompson scored eight points late in the period to get Zionsville even.
Thompson and Genco gave Zionsville a six point lead in the fourth quarter. Zionsville was unable to close the door on Hamilton Southeastern. The Eagles had a big turnover while Hamilton Southeastern was just trying to foul late in the game. The Eagles also missed the front-end of two one plus the bonus foul shots which gave Hamilton Southeastern a chance.
Brennan Schofield took advantage of that opportunity. With his Hamilton Southeastern team down 47-45, Schofield was able to get a three point shot off as time expired. It rattled in in and Hamilton Southeastern walked away with the 48-47 victory.
2018 forward Brennan Schofield led HSE with 10 points. Zach Gunn had six points and 12 rebounds in the victory while Greg Miller and Jack Davidson added nine points apiece for Hamilton Southeastern.