ZIONSVILLE - The Hamilton Southeastern boys' basketball team know a thing or two about close, tough basketball games.

Friday's 38-37 loss to Hoosier Crossroads Conference rival the Zionsville Eagles marks the 10th game this season that has been decided by 10 or less points.

The Royals (4-11, 1-3) and the Eagles (11-4, 3-0) had an up-and-down battle throughout the entire game. Yet, in the end the Eagles were able to hang on and get the win.

HSE fell behind seven points after one quarter of play but flipped the tables on the Eagles in the second quarter to take a one-point lead heading into halftime.

Zionsville reclaimed the lead in the third quarter and was able to get the victory despite being outscored in the final period.

Junior Greg Miller had 15 points to lead all Royal scorers. Miller went 4 of 7 from behind the arc for the bulk of his points and went 3-for-4 from the foul line for the rest.

Zach Gunn chipped in 12 points and nine rebounds for the Royals. The sophomore forward continues to score in double digits and is currently averaging a double-double (17.2 ppg, 10.6 rpg).

The Royals will be back at home tonight as they host the Mount Vernon Marauders (8-4) at 7:30 p.m. The Royals clobbered the Marauders last season by a score of 78-40.