Indian Creek, the top seed in this year’s MIAA C Conference basketball tournament, qualified for its first appearance in a MIAA basketball final, on Thursday, as the Eagles defeated fourth-seeded Beth Tfiloh, 55-43, a semifinal playoff game in Crownsville.

Beth Tfiloh was coming off an impressive quarterfinal victory over Cristo Rey, on Wednesday, and hung tough despite little rest.  Indian Creek led by just one, at 9-8, after one quarter of play and led by as many as nine in the second quarter.  The Warriors, however, rallied behind guard Max Chasen, who scored 14 points in the opening half, and pulled even, at 22-22, at the half.

The second half was controlled by Indian Creek and more specifically by the Eagles’ Keion Ulmer-Bostick, who completed a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds.  Teammate Bijon Brydson also scored in double figures for the Creek, as he netted 10 points.

Indian Creek will meet the winner of Friday’s other semifinal, between St. John’s Catholic Prep and Park, on Sunday at 3:15 p.m. at UMBC.