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March 12, 2014

Eagles upset bid falls just short

Zionsville gave two-time defending class 4A state champion Carmel absolutely everything it could handle in their opening round IHSAA Sectional match-up at Noblesville on Wednesday, March 5. After losing at home to Carmel by 17 just four weeks ago the Eagles responded with one of their best games of the season. Zionsville played much of the second half in control of the ballgame, but a late run by the No. 1 rated Greyhounds eliminated the Eagles 47-43 in a classic example of Hoosier Hysteria. “I thought we played with a lot of passion,” Zionsville coach Shaun Busick said. “There was no fear. We were not afraid of Carmel. We knew we could beat them and I feel like we should have beaten them. We missed some easy shots inside late and we lost (Keagan) Culp twice and he hit two big 3s.” Zionsville stayed with Carmel from the beginning as the lead changed hands six times in the opening six minutes alone. A late three-pointer by Culp gave Carmel a 15-10 lead after one and was a precursor of the game’s closing moments. Carmel extended its advantage to 24-18 by halftime and had the momentum, but a tremendous third quarter by Zionsville had the Eagles thinking upset. For more of this story, read the March 12 edition of the Times Sentinel.

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