Lebanon Reporter

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February 18, 2014

Sectional redemption

The past two years, the Western Boone girls basketball has been close to winning the sectional championship, only to fall to Lebanon.

Saturday night, the Stars turned the tables on their rivals. Western Boone topped Lebanon 55-37 to win its first sectional championship since 2010.

"I don't think words can really describe it, it feels unbelievable to win it," Western Boone head coach Rich Schelsky said. "I am so happy for our kids and especially our seniors. They deserve this. That is what this is about. They have put so much time and effort into all of our sports programs and they deserve to go out of here as big-time winners. I told them before we went out tonight, they have had success in other sports, but there is nothing like winning a basketball sectional in the state of Indiana. I am just so happy for them to have a chance to experience that, and for our younger kids to come in and step up and play the huge roles that they did was truly unbelievable and I am so proud of them too."

Western Boone took control in the first quarter, jumping out to 6-0 lead and ultimately led 15-9 after the first eight minutes.

Senior Emily Harrison had 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the first quarter and also adding five rebounds.

She finished with 17 points and nine rebounds in the game.

"We have been trying to get more balanced on offense, but we knew tonight that early and often we wanted to get Emily Harrison involved and pound them in the post," Schelsky said. "We thought they were a little weaker in the post defensively, not negatively, but they pressure so hard that we thought we could hurt them in the post a little bit. Our kids did a great job of executing and she finished like a stud."

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