Sectional Champs!

Sectional Champs!
Posted on 03/04/2018
BHS Boys Basketball TeamOn Friday, March 2, the varsity boys’ basketball team (16-9) demolished Clay City 64-31 en route to a sectional championship appearance vs Shakamak, who defeated the Cards in last year’s finale. This time around, BHS defeated the Lakers 49-35 to bring home their 32nd sectional title. Both games were among the team’s strongest performances of the season. Bloomfield has won two of the last three sectional titles, this being the first of Coach Jamie Hudson’s career. 

“This is my first one ever, and it’s just a great feeling,” said Hudson. “One of the greatest feelings I’ve ever had. I love my family and [am] thankful they support my dream. This moment I’ll always remember.” His son Kyler, who was named to the all-sectional team (along with Isaac Combs and Andrew Shelton) added, “It was great, getting it with my dad, you know… especially his first one, and my first basketball one.”

Junior Mitchell Burch told GCDW reporters after the game, “We came together as one unit with one goal,” he said. “It felt unbelievable after all the hours of work.” Senior Patrick Beard later echoed his teammate, saying, “This is really special. This is a feeling I’ve wanted for a long time.”

The team will play Indianapolis Tindley (18-7) on Saturday, March 10, in Martinsville, with tip-off scheduled for 10 am. Tindley features one of the best players in the state in Eric Hunter (28 ppg), who will play at Purdue next season. When asked about the challenges of facing Tindley, who averages almost 75 points per game, assistant coach Mitch Hobson said, “We feel like we have a great chance to win if we do a few key things well: controlling the tempo, limiting turnovers, playing unselfishly (taking only great shots), and following our defensive game plan.” 

The Cards hope to face the winner of University (21-2) and Morristown (24-2), who play in the second game of the regional.

Spirit Days for the week are:

Tuesday 3/6 - Twin Day
Wednesday 3/7 - Jersey Day
Thursday 3/8 - Superhero Day
Friday 3/9 - Cardinal Crazy/Pep Session Day

PC: Sara Ross
Submitted by: Bloomfield Basketball
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