Batesville tallied seven offensive rebounds in the second half.
“That’s the thing with Batesville,” said Meyer. “To beat them, you have to be able to rebound the basketball. We battled very hard tonight on rebounds, especially defensive rebounding.”
Hoeing ended up with 31 points to lead all scorers.
“He’s a great player,” said McIntosh of Hoeing. “He really has an effect on all five defenders. You have to lock in on him.”
Welage noted that being prepared to play defense and guard Hoeing would lead to a win.
“We played a great team,” he said. “It took a team effort on defense to stop Hoeing and the rest of their players. They had several others step up tonight, too. We came together to play team defense.”
Sellers led his team with 21 points, including 9-for-11 from the foul line.
McIntosh added another double-double with 18 points and 10 assists, one night after tying his school record 15 assists against Franklin County. Welage added 11 points and a team-high six rebounds. Rigney tallied six points and a team-high two steals. Holdsworth scored three and senior Tom Lawrence chipped in two.
Sellers also added four rebounds to his school career record.
Greensburg shot 17-for-21 (81 percent) from the foul line, while Batesville shot 15-for-18 (83 percent).
Walsman scored 11 points for Batesville (5-for-6 from the line), McKinney added nine and senior Nathan Longstreth added four.
McIntosh described the feeling of advancing past the sectional tournament.
“It’s humbling, but we’re still hungry,” he said. “We’ve been to the highest level and we want to get back to it.”
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