Southwestern Wins First Sectional in 20 Years Over Switzerland County

March 5, 2018

 

Southwestern High School boys basketball team just won their first sectional basketball tournament in 20 Years.

Playing against Switzerland County on Saturday, the Rebels made quite a comeback after being down seven points in the 2nd quarter.

Delbert O. King Gymnasium in Hanover was alive on March 3rd as the Pacers strong efforts could not prevent a 53-44 victory for Southwestern.

The Rebels began the second half with a 7-0 run to lead 31-20 and things stayed that way through the rest of the action-packed game.

Tyler Kramer led Southwestern with 29 points and was named the MVP of the tournament.

In 1998, the boys team at the time won a sectional with some records being made and this time around is no different.

A program record was reached by winning a miraculous 24 out of 26 games this season.

And Kramer went ahead and ranked up above a member of the ’98 team for career scoring with 1,096 points.

Switzerland County ended their season at 8-17.

Just three years ago, the the Pacers finished the season winning only two of 24 games, so things have markedly improved under Coach Bomholt and players such as Calyb Bentley and Jones.

Hunter and Foster Mefford, Matthew Williams, and Jones were all named to the all-sectional team for Southwestern along with Switz Co seniors Austin South (who had a stunning last second winning shot the previous night against North Decatur) and Kyle Whitham.

The Rebels now take on Austin on Saturday in game #1 at 10 at the Paoli Regional.

The last time Southwestern met the Eagles was in the second game of the season and won 55-47.

If the Rebels win they will play for their first regional title since 1998 against either 12th ranked Forest Park or South Knox.