‘Rocks upset No. 6 Royals

Westfield scored an upset of Class 4A No. 6 Hamilton Southeastern on Saturday, beating the Royals 57-50 in a Hoosier Crossroads Conference and all-county game at The Rock.
The Shamrocks trailed 25-22 at halftime, but slowly took over in the second half. Westfield took a 39-38 lead going into the fourth quarter, and outscored HSE 18-12 in that final period.
Four Shamrocks finished the game in double figures. Zach Banks scored 15 points, Caleb Welch added 13, Camden Simons threw in three 3-pointers on his way to 11 points and Josh Van Dyke added 10. Welch led the boards with six rebound, with Chris Chin and Van Dyke both collecting five.
Chaz Birchfield led the Royals with 11 points, followed by Nick Bowman’s 10 points. Noah Smith corralled eight rebounds, with Birchfield pulling five. Bowman handed out four assists, and Birchfield and Smith each made four steals.
The Shamrocks are 2-4 in the HCC and 8-10 overall. They travel to Western Boone for a Tuesday game. Southeastern is 17-4 and hosts Brownsburg on Friday, both schools are on top of the conference at 4-1.

Westfield 57, Southeastern 50
Southeastern FG FT TP PF
Nick Bowman 3-7 3-6 10 4
Chaz Birchfield 4-6 3-4 11 1
Aaron Etherington 2-12 1-2 6 3
Delind Hooks 0-0 0-0 0 1
Kole Hornbuckle 0-0 0-0 0 0
Noah Smith 4-7 1-2 9 3
Brandon Miller 0-0 0-0 0 1
Chris Grubbs 3-6 2-2 8 3
Bradley Beemon 0-0 0-0 0 1
Mabor Majak 2-5 2-4 6 1
Totals 18-43 12-20 50 18
Southeastern 3-point shooting (2-11) Etherington 1-6, Bowman 1-4, Grubbs 0-1.
Southeastern rebounds (24) Smith 8, Birchfield 5, Bowman 3, Etherington 3, Majak 3, Grubbs 2.
Westfield FG FT TP PF
Zach Banks 5-11 4-4 15 3
Chris Chin 2-4 0-0 4 1
Josh Van Dyke 2-3 6-6 10 2
Garrett Pollard 2-3 0-0 4 1
Benji Welch 0-1 0-0 0 0
Caleb Welch 4-7 3-4 13 4
Camden Simons 4-4 0-0 11 2
Jack Reinoehl 0-0 0-0 0 0
Totals 19-33 13-14 57 13
Westfield 3-point shooting (6-14) Simons 3-3, C. Welch 2-4, Banks 1-5, Chin 0-2.
Westfield rebounds (20) C. Welch 6, Chin 5, Van Dyke 5, Simons 2, Banks 1, Reinoehl 1.
Score by Quarters
Southeastern 13 12 13 12 – 50
Westfield 9 13 17 18 – 57

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