Brownstown Central senior Brett McCory was fouled on a long 3-point attempt at the end of regulation and made all three free throws to send Saturday’s Class 3A Sectional 30 championship game into overtime.
Corydon Central led 50-49 with 1:33 remaining in overtime, but Brownstown scored the final six points for a 55-50 victory, claiming its fifth-straight sectional title, including this year and last year at the 3A level.
McCory scored the go-ahead basket at 1:10, and then Chaz Schneider stole the ball and passed it to McCory at mid-court who found Skylar Thompson wide open under the basket.
Corydon then missed a layup, and Thompson got the rebound and made two free throws to seal the win.
McCory and Corydon’s Bronson Kessinger shared game-scoring honors with 23 points apiece, and they both had 11 rebounds. Entering the game, McCory only needed six points to eclipse 1,000 career points, so he became Brownstown’s newest member of the 1,000-point club.
The fourth-ranked Braves (23-1) move on to play Vincennes Lincoln (18-6) at noon Saturday in the Washington Regional. The 10:30 a.m. game will feature No. 2 Greensburg (22-1) taking on No. 5 Evansville Bosse (19-5).
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