Colton Garland scored 12 points on four of those 3-pointers, but Garland only scored one basket after the first quarter as the Memorial defense clamped down on the sophomore. Jacob Overton led the Hatchets with 16 points, including a pair of trifecta’s and also pulled down three rebounds.
Connor Brown reached double digits with 11 points, including a trio of three’s. Austin Ghirardelli scored seven points, including a three. Ghirardelli also hit a buzzer beater just to give WHS a 27-25 at the half. Jake Bedwell added two points and three rebounds for the Hatchets.
Adam Eberhard, Memorial’s 6-4 junior center, topped all scorers with 20 points, including 12 in the second half. Ben Stachowski added 15 and Eric Decker 10 for the Tigers.
The Hatchets started strong, using five 3-pointers in the opening eight minutes to build a 22-16 lead after one quarter. Garland drained three of the trey’s, with Ghirardelli and Brown also connecting from long range. Overton added a three in the second quarter as the Hatchets were able to maintain the lead at 27-25 heading into the locker room.
The Washington JV squad finished the season with a 9-11 record after a 61-47 loss to Memorial. Carson Smith led the Hatchets with 23 points, while Clay Walker added 11 points.
Washington will face Southridge on Wednesday in Sectional 31 at Huntingburg.