Clinton Central came oh so close to winning its first girls sectional basketball championship since 1997 – like three minutes close – before losing 49-43 to North Vermillion at Saturday’s Attica Class A Sectional and head coach Matt Crawford mentioned his disappointment for his seniors several times after the contest.

“It was a really close game between two teams that have had really good years and all the credit to North Vermillion,” he said. “I just wish we could have gotten it done for Hannah (McQuinn), Cassi (Jenkins), Katie (McQuinn) and Jessi (Akard).