Muncie Burris falls to Madison Grant on senior night

Burris head coach Blair Broussard speaks to the Owls during a timeout Nov. 28 in a game against Frankton at Ball Gym. Zach Carter, DN.
Burris head coach Blair Broussard speaks to the Owls during a timeout Nov. 28 in a game against Frankton at Ball Gym. Zach Carter, DN.

Muncie Burris celebrated senior night tonight at their last home game of the season against Madison Grant. 

The Owls honored 8 seniors, Asher Donahue, Timmo Minnich, Leo Le, Hayden Evans, Drew Haney, Haoyang Zhang, Moses Smith and Kalen Russell. 

“This by far has been the most important senior night in regards to my coaching career,” head coach Blair Broussard said. “They made a commitment to me at the beginning of the year. I can’t thank them enough for their commitment and them buying in with the magnitude they did.” 

Donahue talked about playing with the rest of the seniors. 

“It’s been great,” he said. “[It is the] last year with them and just trying to enjoy every single minute with them, especially on senior night. I really enjoyed playing with them they are my family.” 

Donahue also said this season has been great to work with teammates to get better. He also said the coaches have taught him how to become a better overall player. 

Senior night aside, it was a rough night for Muncie Burris as they fell to Madison Grant 78-41. Madison Grant Jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead before Muncie Burris put points on the board. 

The Owls kept it close throughout most of the first quarter, trailing by 15 at the end of the first, 25-10. The Owls Were unable to do much in the second quarter only scoring 7 points while their defense allowed Madison Grant to score 27 points. 

Muncie Burris trailed 42-17 heading into halftime. The Owls outscored Madison Grant in the third quarter but a comeback was out of reach and Muncie Burris never led in the game. The Owls were led by Minnich with 13 points followed by Donahue with 12 points. 

The Owls started 5 seniors who had never started a game together all season. The new starting five for senior night coughed up early turnovers. 

“We started 5 seniors who we felt deserved it and had earned it and it took us out of rhythm a little bit,” Broussard said.

The Owls were outrebounded by Madison Grant, giving them second-chance opportunities for offense. 

“We made some defensive adjustments at halftime,” Broussard said. “ [We] just wanted to throw different looks at them just see how they respond. Try to catch them off guard a little bit.”

Muncie Burris falls to 4-18 and will finish the regular season Thursday Feb. 22 at Blackford. They will play their sectional matchup against Wes-Del next Wednesday, Feb. 28.


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