Braves win fifth straight sectional title; McCory tops 1,000 career points



CHARLESTOWN

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, and he 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. 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 March 9 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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