Boys Basketball Wins Sectionals for Third Time in School History

Stephen Dumeyer | Reporter


He sets his feet and puts up another three… Swish! A sound that junior Mason Miller became accustomed to last Saturday. Miller lead the team to a 56-34 win over Mooresville to take home the third sectional championship in Avon Basketball history (1978, 2002).

“It’s crazy to even think that,” Miller said. “Words can’t explain it.”

Miller lead the team in scoring and three-point shooting dropping 21 points on 7-13 shooting all of which from three. In fact, Miller was the only player on the team to make a three with the rest of the team going 0-3.

“It felt amazing. Our fan base was great throughout the sectional and to hear them as loud as they were in the Mooresville game made not just my night, but the team’s night even better,” Miller said.

Avon’s real challenge didn’t come in the final though, as they were pushed to the brink in the first game of the tournament after their first-round bye. Plainfield ran the table against them forcing overtime tied at 52.

“To be honest before Wendell [DeMyers] hit that crazy shot, I thought we were done,” Miller said, “But his shot quickly shifted my emotion from sad to excited because after he hit that, I shifted all Plainfield’s momentum to our side, and by then we had that game won.”

Avon prevailed victorious after outscoring Plainfield 6-4 in overtime, securing a trip to the championship. There are a few similarities between this season and the team first sectional championship in 1978. For example, both teams beat Mooresville and Plainfield to capture the sectional title. Also, in both cases, the Plainfield victory came as revenge for an early regular season loss. Now the team moves on to regionals tomorrow to face New Palestine.

“Personally, I need to break the single season record for most three-point baskets made,” Miller said. “As a team we need to play as a team and have fun and win the game and make history at Avon High School.

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