Emmanuel wins fourth straight state title

By The Paper staff

Emmanuel Christian’s boys basketball team captured its fourth straight Indiana Association of Christian School basketball tourney state championship on Feb. 24.

Emmanuel defeated Fishers Christian, 77-52, to capture the title. It advanced to the finals with a 66-33 win over Good News Baptist on Friday, Feb. 23.

The team entered the tourney as the No.1 seed.

From the start of the championship game, Emmanuel’s defense set the tone for the game. 

Led by three seniors Davis Coyne, Ariston Trusty and Jon Napier, the Eagles were able to create turnovers and end the first half with a 20-point lead.

Emmanuel led by as many as 28 points in the second half and never looked back, ending the game with a 25-point, 77-52, advantage.

Coyne lead all scorers with 38 points, and Trusty assisted with 13.

Emmanuel, which entered the tourney with a 13-2 record, took control of the semi-final game early with 20 points at half time and won the game with a score of 66-33 over Good News.

Coyne finished the game with 27 points while Trusty added 12 points to take home the win.

Next year will prove to be more difficult for Emmanuel with the graduation of three seniors, but the coaches said they are confident that their younger players will step up and do their best to bring home another IACS championship.

The Eagles will play one more game on Friday, March 9, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse at 2:30 p.m. against the Plymouth Christian Lions.


Posted on 2018 Mar 06