By Jeremy Hood – Fox 59 Sports
Down 31-25 at halftime without Head Coach Joe Leonard, the Tigers needed a spark in the second half if they wanted to pull off a comeback victory. That spark was ignited right from the start of the third quarter. Senior guard Jaylon Brown would cap off a 14-0 run with a monstrous dunk as the Tigers outscored the Millers 17-9 heading in to the fourth quarter.
Noblesville would not lie down however; senior forward Sam Philpott retook the lead for the Millers with a critical three point basket with 5:06 remaining in the game. From that basket on, Noblesville would go on to lead the rest of the contest until the game went into the final minute of play. It was Jaylon Brown again, converting the old fashioned three point play that would ultimately tie the game and send this thriller into overtime.
Although it was all Jaylon Brown in the second half, there was another big hero who would emerge for the Tigers and decide the game. That player, was Junior guard Devin Chaudoin, who grabbed the offensive rebound and would knock down a near impossible fade away jumper to give Fishers a huge road conference victory 64-62.
This victory tonight now puts the Tigers within reach of the Hoosier Crossroads Conference title, as they now hold the tie breaker with the Millers for second place and will look to race the current conference leaders, the Hamilton Southeastern Royals all the way to the finish. The Royals cruised to victory tonight with a 20 point victory over the Westfield Shamrocks