This game featured two future Indiana Hoosiers in Ron Patterson (2012) and Collin Hartman (2013) plus both are pretty good teams. Add in the fact that Broad Ripple retired the jersey of Steven Jamison, who passed away in July, before the game. The intensity and emotion was high from the tip.
Broad Ripple came out and played well early. Ron Patterson hit a couple of threes and had 8 points for the quarter. Hartman didn't see the ball very much and only had 3 points after 1. Broad Ripple led 16-13 through one quarter of play.
Cathedral heated up in the second though. Hartman and Patterson were matching basket for basket during one stretch. Patterson scored 10 more points in the quarter for 18 at the half time break. Hartman scored 8 in the quarter for a total of 11 first half points. Brandon Smith gave Cathedral a big boost and had 14 points in the half. The Irish took a slim 37-33 lead to the locker room.
The high scoring, fast paced action continued in the third quarter. Sophomore Mo Evans, 5'8" point guard, played well in the quarter and hit a couple of shots. Evans will be a player to watch...he seemed very steady with the ball and didn't make many mistakes. It was 54-53 through three quarters of action.
The fourth quarter was plagued by turnovers. The scoring slowed down considerably. Aaron Payne, 6'1" point guard 2012, took over for Broad Ripple. He hit a lot of big shots to keep his team in the game. After some chaotic plays, Brandon Smith went to the line for a one and one with a 66-65 lead and about 7 seconds left. He missed the front end, but Chandler Thomas was there for the rebound and put it back in to seal the game for Cathedral.
Cathedral 68-65 win. Brandon Smith (2011) led Cathedral with 27 points, Collin Hartman had 14 points, Chandler Thomas 10 points and 8 rebounds, Mo Evans 7 points. Broad Ripple was led by Ron Patterson's 25 points and Aaron Payne had 16.
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