2000 IHSAA Boys Basketball State Finals

Class 2A Championship Results

WESTVIEW REPEATS AS STATE CHAMPION

The Westview Warriors became the first school to win back-to-back state title in the multiple-class format

With a 59-53 triumph over Winchester in the Class 2A state championship March 25, 2000 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

The Warriors never trailed, and rode hot three-point shooting to take a 16-4 early lead to proved decisive.

Westview (25-3) was led by Adam Bontreger who came off the bench to score 16 points, 10 above his season average. Mark Miller scored 13 points, 11 coming in the first quarter, on five-of-10 shooting from the field and three-of-five from the three-point arch.

Winchester (22-6) trailed 40-25 at halftime, but managed to outscore Westview 19-7 in the third quarter to stay within striking distance. The Golden Falcons punctuated their rally on Joel Weigand's 30-foot jumper as the quarter ended and Westview holding a 47-44 edge.

Winchester, who saw four starters score in double figures, committed only four turnovers in the first half, none in the third quarter and only two in the fourth quarter, but never got closer than three points in the second half.

Leading Winchester was Scott Study, the Trester Award recipient, with 13 points and eight rebounds, Shean Bosworth with 10 points and six rebounds, Weigand with 11 points, and Tyler Clevenger with 10 points before retiring midway through the third quarter with a knee injury.

Westview, who defeated Paoli in the 1999 Class 2A state championship game, becomes only the 14th team to win consecutive boys basketball state titles, and the first since Ben Davis (1995, 1996).

 

 

STUDY NAMED TRESTER AWARD RECIPIENT

Scott Study of Winchester Community High School was selected as the 2000 Class 2A recipient of the Arthur L. Trester Mental Attitude Award by the IHSAA Executive Committee.

A three-year varsity starter in basketball, Study is on track to earned 12 varsity letters at Winchester Community with participation in tennis, basketball and golf.

Study was the leading scorer for the Golden Falcons this season at 20.8 points per game, and ranks fourth in career scoring while also being the school's career assist leader. The Golden Flashes were 68-11 with Study in the starting lineup. He was part of four sectional championships and three regional championships. Study contributed 13 points and eight rebounds in the Class 2A state championship game.

Study ranks in the top 15 percent of his senior class of 117 students. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the school's student council among several other extracurricular activities.

Study plans to attend either Franklin College or Indiana Wesleyan University, and pursue a career in business.

Farm Bureau Insurance, the corporate partner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association, presented a $1,000 scholarship to Winchester Community High School in the name of Study.

 

CLASS 2A POST-GAME QUOTES

WINCHESTER COACH CHIP MEHAFFEY

"We struggled to get them under control for quite a while. We really werenít contesting a lot of those looks (in the first half). We really struggled with our rotation the first half. The second half we felt like we got back to our system (on defense)."

"You miss your first couple of shots and sometimes players will tighten up. The didnít and it just seemed to snowball. At halftime we got a little bit better (defensive) scheme going."

WINCHESTER PLAYER JOEL WEIGAND

"Going in and coming out we needed to get some key stops and we didnít get them."

WINCHESTER PLAYER AND TRESTER AWARD RECIPIENT SCOTT STUDY

"They were applying pressure, but nothing I havenít seen before."

westview coach troy neely

"We could have folded up when they made a run at us in the second half, but our seniors came through."

ON THE CHAMPIONSHIP: "It's sweet every time you get here. Our seniors have been winners throughout their career. We came out all keyed up right off the bat. They have planted a seed in Westview history that will be hard to duplicate."

"The way they played Adam Bontreger, they didn't account for him. Jeff Nelson is an unselfish player. Every game, Nelson sets the tempo. They tried to stop the twos, so Nelson gave the ball up and the other guys stepped up for the threes. Jeff Ponce played well for us."

"I was afraid that if we lost our last game, we wouldn't be remembered for everything they've accomplished."

"Winchester had a great game plan. They tried to stop Nelson inside, so we went to the outside game."

"Last year I was ecstatic, this year I'm overwhelmed. These guys deserve to go out on top."

ON CONTINUING COACHING: "I'm 50-50. It will depend on the next three months that will determine that. I love these seniors, but we have good players coming up. I still love coaching and I hope I will stay in it."

"Last year, the shooting background on the Dome was more wide-open. This year, this was a better place to play in and the shooting background was better."

 

 

CLASS 2A CHAMPIONSHIP BOX SCORE

Winchester Community (22-6)

Name

Min.

FG

3FG

FT

R

A

F

S

TO

TP

Scott Study

31

3-13

2-5

5-8

8

3

1

2

0

13

Jason Haviza

18

0-0

0-0

0-0

3

0

2

2

0

0

Tyler Clevenger

18

4-10

0-2

2-2

1

1

1

0

2

10

Joel Weigand

24

4-10

3-9

0-0

0

1

3

1

0

11

Shean Bosworth

25

4-6

0-0

2-2

6

1

0

1

3

10

Justin Burge

23

1-7

1-5

2-2

3

3

1

0

0

5

Gabe Bogue

10

1-2

0-0

0-0

1

0

1

0

0

2

Gabe Tudor

2

0-2

0-2

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Derek Dodd

9

1-1

0-0

0-0

2

0

3

0

1

2

                     

TOTALS

160

18-51

6-23

11-14

24

9

12

6

6

53

Team Rebounds: 10

Westview (25-3)

Name

Min.

FG

3FG

FT

R

A

F

S

TO

TP

Mark Miller

25

5-10

3-5

0-0

0

2

0

1

1

13

Eric Yoder

25

1-2

1-1

2-3

4

2

2

1

2

5

Jason Yoder

15

1-4

0-1

2-2

3

2

3

0

1

4

Derek Yoder

25

2-6

1-3

1-2

4

1

1

1

1

6

Jeff Nelson

22

0-3

0-0

6-6

8

1

4

0

1

6

Adam Bontreger

21

6-9

2-3

2-2

1

2

2

0

2

16

Chris Ponce

13

3-4

3-3

0-0

0

0

2

1

1

9

Ryan Yoder

7

0-1

0-1

0-0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Jeff Fought

7

0-1

0-0

0-0

3

0

1

0

0

0

                     

TOTALS

160

18-40

10-17

10-15

23

11

15

4

9

59

Team Rebounds: 3

 

Score by Quarters:

Winchester Community

13

12

19

9

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53

Westview

25

15

7

12

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59

Officials: Jerry Taylor, Gary Hamilton.