Girls win sectional title

Lady Giants to face Lawrence North in regionals

Crystal Williams

Fueled by a game-winning basket by junior Natalie Howard, the Ben Davis girls basketball team won its second straight sectional championship this past weekend at Pike.

Howard’s game-winner led Ben Davis to a 58-56 win over Roncalli in Friday’s semifinal round and then the Giants came back Saturday and beat Decatur Central 50-44 for the sectional crown.

The win sends Ben Davis into this Saturday’s regional at Decatur Central. Ben Davis (13-11) plays Lawrence North (22-4) at 10 a.m. followed by New Palestine (18-7) against Brownsburg (20-8). The winners play at 8 p.m. for the regional title.

Ben Davis lost twice to LN this season, 54-37 on Dec. 6 and 43-36 on Dec. 12.