Fans and teams had to wait until Monday night due to the postponement of Friday night’s games to see who would win Sectional 36 at Rochester High School.
The Lewis Cass Kings and the Wabash Apaches battled it out in front of a packed RHS gym.
A high-scoring first quarter had Wabash with an early lead of 16-15. Wabash added a point to that for a 26-24 advantage at the halftime break.
Coach Kyle Johnson and the Kings made some adjustments at halftime that sparked an 18-8 period and a Kings lead, 42-34.
Wabash (17-7) used a run in the fourth to forge a tie Wabash midway through the period. It was back in forth until the end when the Kings' Luke Chambers made 3-for-4 at the free throw line in the final minute to lead the Lewis Cass Kings to the championship, 61-56.
Chambers finished with 26 points for Lewis Cass (18-7).
The Wabash Apaches were led last night by Grant Ford with 21. Izaak Wright chipped in 15 and Trevor Daughtry had 11.
There were 51 total free throw attempts in the game. Wabash was 16-for-23 from the free throw stripe while Lewis Cass was 21-for-28.
The last Lewis Cass sectional title was in 2013-2014 when they went on to win the regional and lost to Westview in the semi-state game.
Lewis Cass will travel to 11th-ranked North Judson (23-3) on Saturday to play the host Blue Jays in the one-game 2A regional.