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State basketball roundup

IU recruit gives Park Tudor title

– Indiana recruit Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell had 17 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds to help Indianapolis Park Tudor defeat Gary Bowman Academy 79-57 on Saturday in the Class 2A final at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Ferrell tied the all-class record for most assists in a championship game.

Sophomore Trevon Bluiett had 25 points, and Manhattan recruit Paul Bayt had 18 for the Panthers (25-2), setting a Class 2A finals record with six three-pointers.

Park Tudor shot 56 percent from the field and set a record for points in a Class 2A final. It was also the largest margin of victory in a 2A final.

IUPUI recruit Elijah Ray led Bowman Academy with 14 points, Michael Ford scored 13 and DePaul recruit DeJuan Marrero added 12 for the Eagles.

Class 4A

CARMEL 80, INDIANAPOLIS PIKE 67: In Indianapolis, Ben Gardner scored 21 of his 31 points in the second half to lift Carmel.

Gardner broke Lawrence North center Greg Oden’s record for most points in a Class 4A final and made 15 of 19 free throws, setting 4A records for most free throws attempted and made. He also had eight rebounds for the Greyhounds (23-4), who won their first title since 1977.

Sam Curts added 18 points for the Greyhounds.

Zavier Turner scored 20 points, Taishaun Johnson scored 19 and Ronald “R.J” Hunter added 15 for Pike (18-8).

Class A

LOOGOOTEE 55, ROCKVILLE 52: In Indianapolis, Loogootee captured the first state title in school history behind center Conner Wittmer’s game-high 16 points and added four rebounds.

The Class A championship was just the Lions’ second finals appearance since the IHSAA departed from the non-class model in 1997, and fourth overall. They also were in the finals in 2005.

Bryant Ackerman had 15 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for Loogootee (22-4). A 17-9 first quarter set the tone for the Lions, who never trailed in 32 minutes. Rox juniors Lane Mahurin (19.6 points per game) and Gary Ulrich (12.0 points per game) scored a combined 28 points.

Rockville (22-6) made its first finals appearance since 1912.

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