ANDERSON - The Hamilton Southeastern Royals boys' basketball team came up short on the road against the Anderson Indians losing 59-55.

The Royals (4-10) kept it close for much of the game but were unable to close the deal in the final minutes against the Tribe (4-10).

The Royals were up 19-15 after one quarter of play but relinquished their lead in the second period and headed into halftime down 32-31.

Both teams scored 13 points apiece in the third quarter keeping the Indians' lead to just one point. However, the Royals couldn't keep trading baskets and were outscored 14-11 in the fourth.

Sophomore sensation Zach Gunn led the Royals with 19 points and 13 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season. He also had four assists, three blocks and two steals for the Royals.

Junior swingman JD Bembry scored 11 points for his first game in double digits this year. Bembry went 3 of 4 from behind the arc and added two assists to the stat sheet.

The Royals will have a few days off before they travel to Hoosier Crossroads Conference rival Zionsville next Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Eagles (10-4, 2-0 HCC) are fresh off a 55-41 win over Noblesville Friday night.