Keegan Kollmeyer finished with 28 points, shooting 54 percent from the 3-point line to help Fishers clinch the HCC on Friday night. Photo by Shawn Barney
Keegan Kollmeyer finished with 28 points, shooting 54 percent from the 3-point line to help Fishers clinch the HCC on Friday night. Photo by Shawn Barney
FISHERS - Going into the season the Fishers Tigers boys' basketball team had one goal and that was to win a Hoosier Crossroads Conference title.

The Class 4A Tigers accomplished their goal on Friday night with a 68-55 win over the Zionsville Eagles to claim the program's first HCC title.

Both teams came into the contest undefeated in conference play. The Class 4A No. 13 Eagles (17-5, 5-1) had some dominating performances over Westfield, Noblesville and Avon. They also managed to slip past Hamilton Southeastern by a point and defeated Brownsburg on the road.

The Tigers (12-9, 6-0) were in battles in nearly all of their conference games. With the exception of the game against Noblesville, the Tigers' margin of victory against conference foes were never more than five points.

This game, too, was a battle for the Tigers as they jumped out to an early two-point advantage after one quarter of play.

Trading baskets became the norm as both teams refused to give up the edge in the second quarter. The Eagles, though, would take a one-point lead into the locker room at halftime.

The tight ballgame continued well into the third quarter, but the Tigers' offense started clicking late in the period.

Knowing what was on the line the Tigers' offense exploded in the fourth quarter. They outscored the Eagles 25-15 to become this year's HCC champion.

Keegan Kollmeyer and Lance Dollison both had huge games. Kollmeyer finished the night with 28 points, shot 54 percent from the 3-point line and went 6 of 7 from the line.

Dollison had 21, shot 40 percent from behind the arc and was also near perfect from the line, hitting 5 of 6.

Cameron Wolter was the other big scorer. He went 4-for-6 from the field and was a perfect 6 of 6 from the line for his 14 points.

Point men Zach Eaton and Andre Small combined for 12 assists in the ballgame. Eaton recorded seven and Small tallied five.

The Tigers will enjoy the moment but will soon be back in the gym in preparation for their final regular-season game against Decatur Central. The Tigers host the Hawks (9-10) on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.