Southwestern’s boys basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, 76-64 to host Loogootee in the championship game of the Loughmiller Classic on Saturday.

The Rebels, ranked seventh in Class 2A, dispatched Rock Creek 75-51 in the morning semifinal, but found Loogootee a tougher nut to crack.

Southwestern opened the championship game on fire. Led by 14 points from Austin Kramer, the Rebels jumped out to a 28-18 lead after one quarter and appeared to be control.

The Lions were unfazed, however, and flipped the tables in the second quarter, to outscore Southwestern 21-10 and take a 39-38 halftime lead. Loogootee then used a 13-5 third quarter to push ahead by nine and went 10-of-11 at the free-throw line to seal the win.

Foster Mefford scored 24 points and Kramer had 20 to lead Southwestern. Billy Eccles hit four 3-pointers and scored 13 points.

Southwestern wasted little time in blowing out Rock Creek in the semifinals. The Rebels led 22-10 after the first quarter and 47-24 at halftime. Another big quarter gave Southwestern a 71-39 lead going into the final eight minutes.

Matthew Williams scored 25 points on seven 3-pointers while Kramer had 21 for a new career-high. Mefford scored 15 points.

Now 2-1 on the season, Southwestern travels to Shawe Friday to open Ohio River Valley Conference play. The Rebels then head to Columbus East Saturday.

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BOYS BASKETBALL

LOUGHMILLER CLASSIC

Saturday at Loogootee

SEMIFINALS

SOUTHWESTERN 75, ROCK CREEK 51



S’WESTERN 22 25 24 4 — 75

ROCK CREEK 10 14 15 12 — 51



SOUTHWESTERN (2-0) — Williams 25, Kramer 21, Mefford 15, Eccles 7, Cline 4, Cole 3, Jones 0, Mingione 0, Cloud 0, DeAtley 0, Hatton 0.

ROCK CREEK (0-2) — Browning 21, Wallace 12, Monkam-Myu 8, Gullion 5, Sulzer 3, Mozee 2, King 0, Dipes 0, Molina 0, Boggs 0.



3-Point Goals — Southwestern 13 (Williams 7, Kramer 4, Mefford 1, Eccles 1), Rock Creek 6 (Wallace 3, Browning 1, Sulzer 1, Gullion 1). Total Fouls — Southwestern 8, Rock Creek 17. Free Throws — Southwestern 10-17, Rock Creek 3-5. Fouled Out — None.

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CHAMPIONSHIP

LOOGOOTEE 76,

CLASS 2A NO. 7 SOUTHWESTERN 64



S’WESTERN 28 10 5 21 — 64

LOOGOOTEE 18 21 13 24 — 76



SOUTHWESTERN (2-1) — Mefford 24, Kramer 20, Eccles 13, Cole 4, Williams 3, Cline 0.

LOOGOOTEE (3-0) — Jo. Wildman 26, Bauer 20, Ja. Wildman 12, Bledsoe 10, Hedrick 4, Monte 4, Harder 0, Whitworth 0, Hart 0.



3-Point Goals — Southwestern 10 (Eccles 4, Kramer 3, Mefford 2, Williams 1), Loogootee 5 (Ja. Wildman 2, Bledsoe 2, Jo. Wildman 1). Total Fouls — Southwestern 13, Loogootee 17. Free Throws — Southwestern 16-22, Loogootee 15-16. Fouled Out — Southwestern: Eccles. Loogootee: Ja. Wildman.