The Fishers Varsity Boys Basketball team was defeated by HCC Conference foe Brownsburg on Friday night by a final score of 45-36 moving their record to 10-5 on the season and 2-1 in the Conference.
In what could only be described as an offensively challenged contest both teams found themselves searching for any possible breakthrough on the offensive end as neither could put the ball in the basket with any ease or regularity through the first 24 minutes of the game. In the opening period, the hosts Bull Dogs would gain the early advantage by connecting on the only made 3-pointer of the quarter helping them to a 9-4 lead going into the 2nd quarter. The Tigers would find a little momentum in the 2nd quarter but again Brownsburg would hit the only other 3-pointer of the entire 1st half which would prove to be the difference at the midway point with the home team leading 17-14 going into the break. In the 3rd quarter, Fishers would continue chipping away at the deficit eventually pulling even in the waning minutes of the period knotting the game up at 25-25 after 3 quarters of play. Unfortunately, it would be the the host Bull Dogs whom would find their footing offensively in the 4th quarter as they finished the game on a 20-11 run taking full advantage of the Tigers mounting foul trouble as they connected on 14 of their 16 free-throws in the period helping them seal the win 45-36. Leading the way for Fishers was once again Freshman phenom Jeffrey Simmons with 12 points followed by Alex Szilagyi with 9 points.
The Tigers are off for a week before getting back into HCC Conference play next Friday, January 18 when they host the Avon Orioles with tip-off at 7:30 pm.