Boys Basketball Sectional 27

Boys Basketball Sectional 27

Jacob Susong (Junior), Reporter

Lebanon hosted the boys basketball sectional this year.  With a 16-8 record to close the regular season, the Tigers came into sectionals with high hopes.


“I think that we have a shot to do something special.  We are really excited about the opportunity.” said junior Korbyn Sloggett.


The Tigers played this Friday against Brebeuf Jesuit.  Brebeuf come in with a respectable 15-7 record.


On the bottom half of the bracket, Guerin Catholic had the first-round bye.  They came in with a deceiving 13-10 record during the regular season.  They had played a grueling schedule, and had beaten Brebeuf and Indianapolis Bishop Chatard.


Game two of Sectional 27 featured Christel House and Indianapolis Bishop Chatard.  Christel House came in with a 12-9 record.  Chatard had a record of 16-7, but had lost their last 7 of 9 games.


“I think that Chatard is really well coached.  They play hard and play the right way.’ said junior Kayden Sloggett.


The Tigers came up short of the sectional title last year, losing to Guerin Catholic in the second round.  They were hoping to have better success this year.


“We need to play hard and play within ourselves because everything will fall into place if we do that.  I think we have grown as a team throughout the year and I really like our chances.” said Kayden Sloggett.


Unfortunately for the Tigers, they came up just short in their matchup with Brebeuf, losing 44-33.  Lebanon hadn’t trailed until the fourth quarter, but in the end Brebeuf proved to be the deeper team.