Defending State champion Plymouth loses in 3A Semi-State

Randy Davis scored 19 points but it wasn't enough to overcome a 8-0 3rd quarter run for Harding as the Hawks knocked off defending state champion Plymouth in the 3A Semi-State 68-57 at Warsaw High School.

Plymouth was making its 4th straight appearance in the Semi-State, shooting to return to Conseco Field House for the 3rd time in four years.

A win would have set Plymouth up in a rematch of one of the most exciting finishes in Indiana high school basketball history.

Washington, which defeated Plymouth for the 2005 state title on a half court shot from Luke Zeller at the buzzer in overtime, defeated Batesville 73-69 to win the Southern Semi-State.

Plymouth led 16-13 after the 1st quarter and 25-24 at the half.

But Harding took control in the 3rd. Pryce Underwood hit consecutive three pointers to lead the Hawks on a 8-0 run.

Marquelo Suel led Harding with 21 points. Suel will play football at IU next fall.

The loss marks the final game for Pilgrim senior Randy Davis, who had an outstanding career scoring 28 points in the state finals a year ago to lead Plymouth to State gold for the first time in 25 years.

Davis played in Semi-State all four years of his career and reach the state championship twice.

The loss also marks the final game for John Scott as Plymouth's head coach. Scott, a 28-year Pilgrim assistant before this season, told Newscenter 16 two weeks ago that he will not return as Plymouth's head coach next season.

Scott took over the program on an interim basis when Michael Edison was fired for viewing inappropriate material on a school computer.

Michael was set to start his first season as Plymouth's head coach, succeeding his father---the legendary Jack Edison.


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