1999 IHSAA Boys Basketball

Tournament of Champions Game 2

 

WESTVIEW UPSETS PLAINFIELD, 67-54

Class 2A state champion Westview took control of the game in the third quarter and went on to upset Class 3A champ Plainfield, 67-54, in the second semifinal contest of the Tournament of Champions on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

 

It was the second consecutive year that a smaller school upset a larger school in the Tournament of Champions. In last year's semifinals, Class A Lafayette Central Catholic upset Class 2A Alexandria, 113-106, in double overtime.

 

With the win, unranked Westview (24-3) advanced to the title game against Class 4A North Central of Indianapolis. The Warriors are coached by Troy Neely.

 

Plainfield (26-2), ranked third in the final coaches poll of the year, controlled most of the first quarter and owned a 15-4 lead with just :55 seconds remaining before Westview's Derek Yoder drilled a three-pointer just before the buzzer to pull the Warriors within 15-11 at the first stop. A pair of free throws followed by a steal and a layup by Jeff Nelson started the 7-0 rally. An ugly first half saw both teams combine for 33 turnovers.

 

Trailing 31-28 at the half, Westview took control of the game at the start of the third quarter with an 8-0 run for a 36-31 advantage and lead 46-39 heading into the fourth quarter. At the end of the Westview scoring streak, Plainfield lost its star player, Gavin Groninger, who went down with a bad ankle with 6:38 remaining in the third. He didn't return to the game and finished with 11 points.

 

Behind several defensive hustle plays and good recoveries, Westview gradually extended its lead to 15 points with 4:17 left to go on a driving layup by Mark Miller. Plainfield cut the lead to 10 with 2:11 to go on a Brett Hardin trey, but could get no closer.

 

Nelson led all scorers with 17 points, eight of which came in the fourth quarter and Yoder added 14. Adam Musters scored 12 points (6-7 from the field) for Plainfield, which was coached by Dana Greene.

 

 

GAME TWO BOX SCORE

 

Plainfield (26-2)

Name

Min.

FG

3FG

FT

R

A

F

S

TO

TP

Jeff Wiltrout

20

1-7

0-0

1-2

4

2

5

2

1

3

Adam Musters

26

6-7

0-0

0-2

9

1

1

7

2

12

Aden Cheik

28

1-9

1-3

0-0

3

4

1

3

4

3

Jake Wiltrout

17

3-7

0-1

1-2

1

0

5

2

9

7

Gavin Groninger

15

4-12

2-8

1-2

5

1

0

0

2

11

Travis Campbell

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kevin Berkopes

8

1-2

0-1

0-0

0

0

2

0

2

2

Brett Hardin

16

1-6

1-6

2-2

2

0

0

1

0

5

Josh Moster

16

3-5

0-2

2-2

4

1

4

4

4

8

Nathan Thomas

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dustin Fish

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Bryan Western

11

1-2

0-0

1-2

2

1

1

0

1

3

Team Totals

160

21-57

4-21

8-14

33

10

19

19

25

54

Percentages

 

.368

.190

.571

           

Team Rebounds: 3

 

Westview (24-3)

Name

Min.

FG

3FG

FT

R

A

F

S

TO

TP

Derek Yoder

22

5-12

4-11

0-0

4

2

1

2

4

14

Scott Hostetler

23

3-6

0-0

3-3

9

3

2

3

5

9

Jeff Nelson

23

5-8

0-0

7-8

4

1

3

3

2

17

Mark Miller

21

3-5

1-3

2-2

3

3

2

2

4

9

Eric Yoder

23

1-6

0-3

2-2

2

3

1

1

2

4

Chris Ponce'

1

1-1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

1

2

Adam Bontreger

19

0-2

0-1

4-4

3

3

1

1

5

4

DeWayne Weaver

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Michael Christner

12

3-5

2-2

0-0

1

1

1

1

1

8

Randy Miller

6

0-0

0-0

0-1

1

0

1

1

1

0

Jeff Fought

9

0-1

0-0

0-0

2

0

1

0

0

0

Team Total

160

21-46

7-20

18-20

30

16

13

14

25

67

Percentages

 

.457

.350

.900

           

Team Rebounds: 1

 

Score by Quarters:

Plainfield

15

16

8

15

-

54

Westview

11

17

18

21

-

67

 

Attendance (Two-game session): 2,369

Officials: Bob Anderson, Mark Hay