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SILVER-PLATED STATE TITLE: Silver Creek brings back school’s first-ever state title to the Dragon’s den

By: Scott Burnstein, March 25, 2019, 4:30 pm

Score one for the Dirty South. Silver Creek took the ‘ship home down state to Sellersburg over the weekend, dethroning Culver Academies, 52-49, for a 3A boys state basketball title. The Dragons were the definition of balance and cohesion on the court in 2019 and that’s why they won the school’s first state crown (in any sport!!). That and straight Dirty South SWAG that was on display for all of Hoosierland to see the entire tournament.

These fellas are true BOSSES with the rock in their hands, CAGE NASTIES, the whole crew. And they got busy in the Big Dance in a BIG WAY!!

So let’s shout ‘em out than shall we?


Burney’s Sellersburg Sizzler State Title Roll Call:

Ty Kessinger (Sr. G) — Crushed it all year long at the point, quarterbacked the offense flawlessly.

Zane Gross (Sr. G) — Under-the-radar GUNNER, Rose-Hulman got itself a steal.

Jack Hawkins (Sr. G/F) — The team’s heartbeat, a rise-and-grind type that can fill it up.

Kooper Jacobi (Soph. F) — Solid gold super soph, fierce playmaker.

Trey Kaufman (Soph F/C) — Maybe the most intriguing recruit out of the frontcourt in the state’s Class of 2021, enticing blend of power and skill.

Josh Landers (Sr. F) — Instant heat from outside off the bench.

Brandon Northern (Fr. G) — The future in the backcourt for Dragons Nation, feisty young floor general, Jedi-in-training, learned a ton this season from the squad’s Yoda-like senior guards aka the SICKO MODE TROOP.

Andrew Baxter (Sr. G/F) & Jackson Jacobi (Sr. F) — Effort & energy guys, program guys.

Taylor Betts (Jr. F) — You can bet my man TB is in for a monster senior campaign in ’20.


The Other Sophomore Studs: Holden Groher (Soph. G), Nolan Gilbert (Soph. F), Isaac Hinton (Soph. G/F) & Ty Crace (Soph. G/F) — Ready to rock-and-roll for a repeat with much bigger roles next winter