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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