March 23, 2013

Carmel Repeats as Class 4A State Champion
Carmel captured its second consecutive Class 4A boys basketball championship and third overall, but only after the Greyhounds staved off a furious fourth-quarter rally by the Indianapolis Cathedral Fighting Irish.

The Greyhounds led wire to wire, with a big lead of 18 points in the second quarter. However, when Cathedral's Garrett Hall completed a thee-point play with 4.6 seconds left in the game, the Carmel edge was cut to two at 55-53. The Irish fouled James Crowley, who connected on two free throws with 3.6 seconds remaining  for the final margin.

Timely plays and sound defense made it happen for Carmel, which won its 113th IHSAA state championship overall, a record.

Michael Volovic led the Greyhounds with 19 points while Crowley had 14 and Ryan Cline 11. Zach McRoberts led the winners with eight rebounds. Carmel held Cathedral to 36.7 percent shooting from the field (18-of-49).

Coach Scott Heady's Greyhounds, ranked No. 1 in the AP Class 4A poll, finished 25-2. It was a big week for the Heady family. Scott's father, Bob Heady, was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

Jalen Coleman led Cathedral with 15 points and Hall totaled 14. Collin Barthel grabbed nine rebounds. Coach Andy Fagan's Irish, ranked seventh in the Class 4A poll, finished 25-6.  


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Class 4A State Finals Records
Highest Free Throw Percentage (Minimum 10 Attempts)
.923 (12-13) by Indianapolis Cathedral vs. Carmel, 2013.

Michael Volovic of Carmel High School named Trester Award Winner
Following the game, members of the IHSAA Executive Committee named Michael Volovic of Carmel High School as the winner of the Arthur L. Trester Mental Attitude Award in Class 4A Boys Basketball.

Academically, he holds a 3.65 GPA and is an Academic All-Conference selection. Michael was part of both of Carmel’s last two state championship teams and earned All-Conference honors on the court as well. He is highly supportive of his peers as evidenced by his involvement with the Big Game Club, which is a Carmel High School Spirit Club. He also works in the Activities Office during the school year.

He is the son of Greg and Karen Volovic of Carmel and intends to major in law at Butler University. Michael will also be playing basketball for the Bulldogs.

The award is annually presented to a senior participant in the state finals who best demonstrates mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability and is named after the IHSAA’s first commissioner who served the Association from 1929 to 1944.

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the IHSAA’s corporate partner, presented a $1,000 scholarship to Carmel High School in the name of Volovic.