It was supposed to be a highly competitive rematch, but Tuesday’s first-round sectional match-up between Indian Creek and Tri-West turned into a blowout that favored the Braves.
Indian Creek outscored the Bruins, 38-6, from the midway point of the second quarter until deep in the third period to register a 74-50 victory at the Class 3A Beech Grove Sectional.
The Braves (17-5) will face Indianapolis Northwest in Friday’s sectional semifinal at 7:30 p.m.
Against Tri-West, senior Ally Lehman had a game-high 21 points and 11 rebounds to help the Indian Creek avenge last year’s season-ending overtime loss to the Bruins (16-6) in the sectional final.
“It was rough last year, and it took weeks for us to get over it,” said Lehman. “We were happy with the way the draw worked out this year because this is how we wanted it. This was a revenge game for us.”
However, early on Tuesday night, the Braves looked as if they might struggle.