Carmel vs. Lawrence North (Boys) 4A Championship
111th Annual Indiana Boys Basketball Final
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
April 3, 2021
Carmel coach Ryan Osborn started the following lineup: 6-7 Sr. Brian Waddell, 6-6 Sr. Connor Gioia, 6-10 Jr. Charlie Williams, 6-1 Jr. Josh Whack, and 6-5 Jr. Peter Suder. Lawrence North coach Jack Keefer countered with 6-5 Jr. CJ Gunn, 6-5 Sr. Donaven McCulley, 6-7 Sr. DJ Hughes, 5-10 Sr. Kayden Beatty, and 6-1 Sr. Shamar Avance.
Carmel defeated Lawrence North 51-46 in overtime. The score was tied seven times and there were five ties in the game. Carmel shot 39.4% from the field including five of 11 from the three point line. The Greyhounds connected on 20 of 25 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 10 points off nine Lawrence North turnovers. Lawrence North shot 41.3% from the field including two of 12 from beyond the arc. The Wildcats connected on six of 17 free throws, pulled down 21 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 16 Carmel turnovers.
Brian Waddell led Carmel with 20 points including two three point baskets, eight of eight free throws, and 10 rebounds. Josh Whack added 11 points including seven of eight free throws, five rebounds, and three assists. Connor Gioia recorded nine points on three three point baskets and two assists. Peter Suder chipped in with six points and six rebounds. Charlie Williams recorded five points, four rebounds, and three blocked shots.
CJ Gunn led Lawrence North with 18 points including two three point baskets, four of four free throws, and four rebounds. DJ Hughes added 12 points, four rebounds, two steals, and three blocked shots. Donaven McCulley recorded 11 points and three rebounds.
Carmel (51) – Waddell 20, Gioia 9, Williams 5, Whack 11, Suder 6.
Lawrence North (46) – Gunn 18, McCulley 11, Hughes 12, Beatty 2, Avance 3.
A special thanks to the event stat crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for this game.