BOYS' TEAM OF THE YEAR
The Panthers were just the 12th team in state history to go undefeated, as
they finished 26-0 and captured the Class 4A championship. Senior guard
Jordan Hulls gave the team a true superstar, putting up a line of 15.8 points,
5.2 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game. The Indiana signee was named the
state's Mr. Basketball, and he capped the season with 14 points in the state
final win over FW Snider. Bloomington South finished the season ranked
No. 9 in the ESPN RISE FAB 50.
The Trojans won their rematch with Carmel in the state title game, overcoming
a 19-point fourth-quarter deficit to win the 5A championship, 36-33. It
was the biggest comeback in state finals history.
Senior Marcus Shrewsbury, junior Anthony Hawkins and freshman Jason
Tsirtsis all won individual titles to help Crown Point claim the school's first
Memorial successfully defended its state championship, beating Zionsville
on penalty kicks to claim the title for the second year in a row. The Tigers
were 23-0-2 on the season.
GIRLS' TEAM OF THE YEAR
The Giants can make a legitimate claim as the best team in Indiana history
after going 30-0 and winning the 4A state championship. Ben Davis became
the first team to win 30 games in a season and finished the year ranked No. 1
in the ESPN RISE FAB 50. Senior guard Alex Bentley scored 18 points in the
championship game, and Bria Goss hit the big shot — the sophomore
banked in a runner with 1.4 seconds left to beat South Bend Washington,
71-69. Washington had been ranked No. 1 in the FAB 50 going into the game.
The Greyhounds won the state championship for the 23rd consecutive season,
breaking the national record for the longest winning streak in any girls'
sport. The 200 IM relay and 200 free relay teams set national records.
The senior duo of Christiana Gray and Mary Ording paced the Fighting Irish,
with the twin towers leading the team to a 36-2 record and the Class 4A state
Senior Kellie Kidd won the all-around competition at the state meet to lead
Valparaiso to the team title. The Vikings have now won the state meet seven
times, tops in Indiana history.