LOOGOOTEE, Ind. – Michael Sizemore, a 6-foot guard, poured in 23 points as West Washington claimed their first-ever regional title in boys basketball with a 63-50 win over Wood Memorial in the finals of the Class A Loogootee Regional.
Sizemore scored 17 of his points in the second half, when the Senators (20-8) outscored Wood Memorial 40-23.
“He really stepped up his game in the second half,” said West Washington coach Sean Smith. “He was a catalyst for us. He’s just a really strong kid. He has really developed his game at the offensive end.”
Walker Nurrenbern led the Trojans (20-9) with 18 points.
West Washington, winners of 10 straight after a 10-8 start, will face third-ranked Bloomfield (25-3) in the Class A Seymour semi-state Saturday at 4 p.m.
West Washington (20-8): Sizemore 23, Green 10, Trueblood 9, Sanford 9, Walker 10, Byrne 2.
Wood Memorial (20-9): Fleischer 13, Vickers 3, Bartley 8, Jarboe 8, Nurrenbern 18.
3-point goals: Sizemore, Green, Trueblood, Fleischer 2, Vickers, Nurrenbern.