Basketball Wins Back-To-Back


Photo provided by the Zionsville Boys Basketball twitter. The team celebrates their win Saturday night with the Sectional Seven trophy.

By Anna Murphy , Sports Editor

On Mar. 2, 2019, the Zionsville boys basketball beat McCutcheon 64-41, effectively winning the sectional title for the 2nd year in a row.

The boys basketball team won two very hard fought games this past weekend, defeating a tough Lafayette Jefferson team on Friday night and then advancing to soar past McCutcheon Saturday night.

Junior starter, Ben Weidner, feels like this sectional title is one of the most important yet.

“I think this title means a lot to our team because we get to represent the entire Zionsville community,” Weidner said.

The Eagles had the bye for the first round of sectionals, meaning the team had a lot of time to prepare. Although, having time off can be a blessing and a curse.

“The toughest part was probably not being able to play for a week and a half because we had the first round bye, and then we had to play a very tough team in Lafayette Jeff,” Weidner said.

The team knows that it is a big accomplishment winning this Sectional 7 title. It is the first time since 1959 that a Zionsville boys basketball team has won two sectional titles back-to-back, but their season is not over yet. After taking the weekend to recognize the hard work and effort that went into sectionals, the Eagles crave more.

“I don’t think we will completely satisfied until we achieve our ultimate goal and that will be bringing a State Title to Zionsville,” Weidner said.

This boys basketball team has set their sights on the state championship, but the next step cannot be overlooked. They plan to work on perfecting the team’s offense and defense as well as study the game plan for the next competition, regionals.

The first game of regionals will take place Saturday, March 9, 2019, where the Eagles will take on a strong Huntington North team at 12 pm at Logansport. Tickets are currently on sale in the athletic office.

As the year comes to a close, the Eagles are practicing hard as they work to stay alive in the State Tournament.

“The best part about winning sectionals was the satisfaction of knowing we get to play at least one more week with the seniors,” Weidner said.