No. 9 Royals beat Pike, run win streak to four

Hamilton Southeastern’s Zach Gunn scored 22 points for the Royals in their 74-63 win over Pike on Tuesday. (The Reporter photo by Kirk Green)

Hamilton Southeastern ran its win streak to four on Tuesday by beating Pike 74-63 at the Royals’ gymnasium.

Southeastern, which returned to the Class 4A media rankings this week at No. 9, led 19-12 after the first quarter, then jumped ahead 33-22 at halftime, and would maintain its double-digit lead for the second half.

Zach Gunn scored 22 points and pulled seven rebounds. Conner Rotterman added 20 points, while Noah Smith scored 13 points and dished out five assists. Chaz Birchfield grabbed six rebounds.

The Royals are now 18-4 and travel to Brownsburg on Friday to finish Hoosier Crossroads Conference play for the season.

 

SOUTHEASTERN 74, PIKE 63

Southeastern          FG         FT          TP          PF

Nick Bowman             1-2            0-0          2              1

Austin Holzum            0-1           0-0          0              2

Chaz Birchfield           3-6            2-2          8              4

Aaron Shank               1-2             2-2          5              0

Jerron Bond                1-1             0-0          2              1

Conner Rotterman    8-12           2-2          20           3

Jack Davidson            0-1              2-2          2              1

Noah Smith                4-5              5-6          13           0

Zach Gunn                  10-18          2-6          22           0

Totals                        28-48     15-20       74         12

Score by Quarters

Pike                      12           10           16           25 – 63

Southeastern    19           14           19           22 – 74

Southeastern 3-point shooting (3-7) Rotterman 2-3, Shank 1-1, Gunn 0-2, Holzum 0-1.

Southeastern rebounds (32) Gunn 7, Birchfield 6, Shank 3, Rotterman 3, Smith 3, Bowman 2, Holzum 2, team 6.

Smith 5 assists.

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