BLOOMINGTON — Seymour senior Chris Robinson and Jennings County junior Lane Sawyer went 1-2 in Tuesday’s Bloomington North Diving Regional to qualify for Saturday’s state finals.
Columbus North freshman Kaemon Jiles and senior Matt Thompson finished 10th and 12th, respectively. The top eight qualified for state.
Jiles was in eighth place going into last of 11 dives. He finished with 317.60 points, just 1.25 out of the final qualifying spot.
“Kaemon is looking forward to next season and making it all the way,” North diving coach Lauren Hawes said.
Thompson finished with 293.30 points.
“They stayed consistent,” Hawes said. “They did extremely well at sectional, and they did very well tonight. The thing with regional is, they tend to judge harder. They dove consistently, but the scores don’t necessarily reflect that.”
Robinson won the event with 402.40 points, while Sawyer followed with 384.35.
Jennings freshman Noah Anderson finished 15th with 205.30 points for eight dives. The 20-diver field was cut to 12 after eight dives.
Lancers down Spartans
Edinburgh used an 11-0 first-quarter run to jump out to a sizeable lead and was threatened only once after that as it held off Southwestern (Shelby) for a 57-44 Mid-Hoosier Conference
The game was tied at 6-all when the Lancers’ defense broke the game open. They forced three turnovers in a three-minute stretch, and sophomore Collin Hoskins accounted for six points in the 11-0 spurt that ended with Edinburgh up 17-6 with 1:05 remaining in the quarter. The Lancers (11-7, 5-4) maintained a double-digit lead until late in the first half.
Leading 29-21 at the break, Edinburgh grew the margin to as many as 15 points early in the fourth quarter, and Southwestern was never closer than nine in the second half.
“I thought we did a good job getting some turnovers and getting out in transition,” Edinburgh coach Drew Glentzer said. “I thought we did a good job of handling everything they threw at us.
“It’s a big rivalry,” he said. “Everybody knows each other. Usually points are at a premium, so we were fortunate to get 57 today.”
Hoskins led the Lancers with 20 points and grabbed six rebounds. But the win was fueled by two players often asked to play supporting roles.
Dakota Sneed, the only Lancer senior, ended his regular-season home career with 18 points and five rebounds. And 5-foot-8 junior guard Elliott Parmer grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.