Zeller, Washington march on to 3A championship game

  • 03/19/2011 10:55 pm in

SEYMOUR — Cody Zeller saved one of his best all-around efforts of the season for tournament time. And as a result, Zeller and the Washington Hatchets will have a chance for a second consecutive state championship next Saturday at Conseco Fieldhouse.

The IU signee scored a game-high 23 points, pulled down 18 rebounds, handed out five assists and blocked five shots in a 66-48 rout of Batesville in the Class 3A Semi-state title game at the Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium.

After Batesville outscored Washington 15-9 in the second quarter to tie the game at 27 at the half, the Hatchets used a 20-11 third quarter to pull away.

The win put Washington into the Class 3A title game for the fourth time in seven seasons.

Watch what Zeller had to say following the win in the embedded media player below:

(Note: We’ll have HD quality highlights of this game in the coming days on ITH)

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  • Anonymous

    I’ll take that stat line every game please.

  • Anonymous

    This is the 4th time I’ve seen Cody in person this year and I get more and more excited about what he can add to the team each time I see him. In addition to being a great individual player, he is also unselfish and is great at getting the ball to his teammates. Watching him you can just see how high his basketball IQ is.

    Also, a shout out to the Washington and Park Tutor fans. The atmosphere was GREAT at Seymour and we were fortunate to sit by fans from both the schools and really enjoyed cheering along with them!

  • Anonymous

    I am looking forward to seeing CZ play in person for the first time next weekend. I went to the Lafayette Semi-State, because it is much closer to me than Seymour. The atmosphere was amazing there as well. Both sessions sold out. The 1A game went OT, and the 4A game had Kokomo upsetting previously unbeaten Munster with a 3 at the buzzer.

    No IU recruits in any of the games, but as one who loves HS basketball, it was a great way to spend an afternoon nonetheless.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know what kind of size Batesville has (and I know Corydon didn’t have anyone over 6’2″ last week,) but I just keep reminding myself that this kid has played against two older brothers who are the same size, so he’s not unfamiliar with matching up to people his own size. I think that’s a distinct advantage in regards to adjusting to the college game.

  • Kelin Blab

    Cody will be staring at a 7 footer next week. Will be interesting to see how he does. I expect a big game still.

  • The_Hall_Monitor

    They played with each other in aau I expect the same type of game from him

  • The_Hall_Monitor

    They played with each other in aau I expect the same type of game from him

  • Scott W.

    The 7 foot kid really wasn’t a factor in Culver game vs. Columbia City.

  • Hoosier fan in Huntington

    Speaking of semi-states, I was at Huntington North yesterday for the 2A and 3A games and Hanner Perea was there in support of some friends from Culver Academies. He walked right near was I was sitting and man, that kid is a physical specimen. Cannot wait to have him at IU. Just imagine the Hoosier Hysteria dunk contest between him, Will, Vic, and Buss!

  • Colin Thompson

    Penguin! Do the penguin!

  • Anonymous

    The 7 foot kid for Culver is not very skilled. He has some athletic ability, but his talent level is not on par with CZ. I expect Cody to have a strong game.