JOHN CURTIS Daily Union Sports editor
Shelbyville Daily Union
---- — Windsor started the postseason knocking off rival #3-seed Stew-Stras in the Dieterich 1A Regional. Then they had to face NTC power Dieterich in the semifinal. Windsor challenged gamely, Dieterich prevailed, 61-49.
Windsor jumped out to a 17-12 lead in the 1st period. Dieterich defense diminished the Devil offense in the 2nd with a 13-6 run. The Maroons took a 2-point lead at the break, 25-23.
The 3rd period was more offensive on both sides, but Dieterich still held an edge and increased their lead to eight points with a 15-9 run. Starting the 4th, Windsor was down, 40-32. But they didn't back off.
The Devils scored 17 points in the final 8:00, more than in the 2nd and 3rd periods combined. Dieterich was able to stiff-arm the devil comeback down the stretch by scoring 21 points and extending their final margin to 12 points.
Freshman Tristan Warner led the Devils with 23 points, including a pair of triples and an impressive 11-of-13 at the free throw line. Dieterich's Hinterscher bested Warner's output, scoring a game-high 28 points, with two treys and an amazing 14-of-14 at the line. Hayden Cole also scored in double figures for the Devils. He had 15 points on a trio of deuces and a trey hat trick.
FridayDieterich 61, Windsor 49Dieterich 12-13-15-21--61Windsor 17-6-9-17--49Windsor stats: Warner 23 (3-2s, 2-3 pt FGs, 11/13 FTs), Cole 15 (3-2s, 3-3 pt FGs), Allen 6 (3 FGs), Leasher 3 (FG), White 2 (FG, 0/1 FTs). Team FGs 16. 3-Pointers: Cole 3, Warner 2, Leasher). Team FTs 11-of-14.D'trich stats: Hinterscher 28 (4-2s, 2-3 pt FGs, 14/14 FTs), Westjohn 11 (3 FGs, 5/6 FTs), Traub 9 (3-3 pt FGs, 0/3 FTs), Aherin 7 (FG, 5/6 FTs), Bonnhoff 4 (4/4 FTs), Campbell 2 (FG), Bushue (0/4 FTs), Niemerg (0/2 FTs). Team FGs 14. 3-Pointers: 5 (Traub 3, Hinterscher 2). Team FTs 28-of-39