Fishers (6-11) came in averaging 60.6 points, with their previous low point total being 45. The Tigers have the fourth most difficult schedule in Indiana according to the Sagarin Rating.
“I thought we stayed connected,” Hahn said. “Our help was good. I thought we reacted well to penetration. We took away their transition for the most part.
“The big key for us was defensive rebounding. We really rebounded well. That was really critical to try and limit them to one shot.”
Pendleton Heights corralled 23 rebounds, 20 of them on the defensive end, allowing just two offensive boards for Fishers. That translated into a mere two second-chance points.
Fishers made a run late to pull within four, 41-37, when Chaudion, the Tigers leading scorer averaging 18.1 points, hit two of his seven made free throws with 2:47 to play.
Pendleton closed on a 13-4 run to seal the victory.
Pendleton Heights has won eight of its last nine, while Fishers is headed in the opposite direction by dropping four of its last five.