The Pennant

Boys Basketball: Kingsmen claim Sectional crown

All-State candidate Noah Applegate muscled inside for 27 points and helped the Penn Kingsmen gut out a 63-60 victory against South Bend Adams to give the Kingsmen the Class 4-A Sectional 3 Championship on the Kingsmen court on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Penn’s Sectional crown is its 16th in Boys Basketball history and first since 2014.

Penn (22-3) takes on Chesterton (19-6) at 11 a.m. ET at Michigan City High School in Class 4-A Regional action on Saturday, March 9. Northridge (18-8) plays Munster (22-4) in the second game. The Regional Championship Game is scheduled for 8 p.m. at Michigan City on Saturday, March 9.

Applegate, a 6-foot-6 Senior Runner, battled for six rebounds to go with his 27 points.

Senior Point Guard Drew Lutz scored 14 points and dished out nine assists.

Beau Ludwick scored 10 points, and had five rebounds and five assists.

Kegan Hoskins scored eight points and had six rebounds.

Carter Hickey scored four points, had three assists, and played exceptional defense.

PENN 63: Carter Hickey 4, Drew Lutz 14, Beau Ludwick 10, Derek Derda 0, Noah Applegate 27, Kegan Hoskins 8. TOTALS 24 13-18 63.

Adams 60: Ben Foster 3, Chuck Worsham 6, Lynn King 4, Quentez Columbus 8, Sydney Jefferies 19, Shakell Johnson 20, Tevaughn Columbus 0. TOTALS 25 6-9 60.

PENN 14 14 19 16 — 63

Adams 17 14 17 12 — 60

Three-pointers: PENN 2 (Carter Hickey 1, Drew Lutz 1); Adams 4 (Q. Columbus 2, Foster 1, Jefferies 1).