WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Teresa Maggio collected a late basket and a free throw to seal a sectional championship victory over Harrison, 45-43, on Saturday night in May Gymnasium.
The Mavericks led for 31 minutes, until an Olivia Lowry three-pointer gave Harrison a one point advantage.
Maggio's game winning basket and free throw cap off a 25 performance on the night.
"We've been preparing for like a close game situation this whole week, knowing that Harrison and us have always played close games," said Maggio. "I think we'll have all the confidence in the world going into regionals."
McCutcheon tacks a sectional title onto its first ever conference championship. The Mavericks advance to the regional round of the state tournament for the first time since the 2014-2015 season.
Fort Wayne Carroll will square off with McCutcheon next Saturday at the Marion regional at 10am. The winner of that game will play the winner of Noblesville vs. Homestead at 8pm.
Sectional 22 - Twin Lakes
Benton Central def. Twin Lakes, 66-36
Sectional 25 - Tri-West
Tri-West def. North Montgomery, 65-34
Sectional 27 - Heritage Christian
Indianapolis Chatard def. Heritage Christian, 65-58
Sectional 34 - North Judson
North Judson def. Rensselaer Central, 74-49
Sectional 37 - Manchester
Rochester def. Manchester, 45-37
Sectional 38 - Fountain Central
Clinton Prairie def. Sheridan, 48-34
Sectional 43 - Cascade
University def. Covenant Christian, 59-45
Sectional 44 - South Putnam
South Putnam def. North Putnam, 67-48
Sectional 52 - Tri-County
Pioneer def. North White, 72-53
Sectional 54 - Attica
Clinton Central def. North Vermillion, 59-38
Benton Central def. Faith Christian, 60-45
Harrison def. Central Catholic, 55-49
McCutcheon def. Richmond, 68-66 (2OT)
Clinton Prairie def. North White, 50-47 (OT)
Crawfordsville def. Riverton Parke, 88-57
Danville def. North Montgomery, 65-42
Fountain Central def. South Newton, 48-35
Frontier def. Seeger, 54-52
LaPorte def. Kankakee Valley, 62-53
North Newton def. Tri-County, 44-34
Rensselaer Central def. Delphi, 55-41
Southmont def. Attica, 65-30
Twin Lakes def. Knox, 62-41
Western Boone def. Clinton Central, 60-47
Western def. Hamilton Heights, 71-68