McIntosh, however, quickly showed himself as the best player on the court.
The 6-foot-3 senior quickly grabbed the momentum back for Greensburg with the first two buckets out of the locker room, then began to create a flurry of open shots for his teammates. That opened the inside for 6-8 junior Ryan Welage, who singlehandedly outscored Silver Creek 8-3 over the next three minutes to push Greensburg ahead 39-35. Macy Holdsworth then delivered a 3 to put the Pirates up seven with 2:44 left in the third period.
Reed, who rallied to score seven points in in the first six minutes after halftime, picked up his fourth foul on a drive by Sellers, who followed two free throws up by taking a feed from McIntosh and throwing down a dunk while drawing a foul. That gave Greensburg its biggest lead to that point and Silver Creek would not get any closer the rest of the way.
"The bottom line is that we lost to the defending 3A champs," Hoffman said. "We didn't beat ourselves. Our kids did exactly what we wanted them to do. Our kids showed a lot or resiliency, but the better team won today."
The Pirate lead grew to 57-41 after four more points from McIntosh to open the final eight minutes. Greensburg would get ahead by as many as 17 at 63-46 midway through the fourth period.
Silver Creek did manage to close the gap with a pair of 3s from Bauer and another from Shae Durham as the final minutes ran out.
Bauer led a balanced Silver Creek attack with 18 points, while Davidson finished with 12. Durham and Tinsley also found double figures with 10 points each.
Sellers had 20 points and 10 rebounds to pace Greensburg, though it was McIntosh who did the steadiest amount of damage. He had 15 points and eight assists with eight rebounds, narrowly missing a triple-double. Later in the evening, the Pirates routed Evansville Memorial 73-50 to claim the regional crown.