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Westview senior Jamar Weaver (21) looks for a play. Park Tudor defeated Westview 84-57 in the Class 2A IHSAA state championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 29, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview senior Jamar Weaver (21) receives the Arthur L. Trester Award for Mental Attitude after the game. Park Tudor defeated Westview 84-57 in the Class 2A IHSAA state championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 29, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview senior Jamar Weaver (21) looks for a play. Park Tudor defeated Westview 84-57 in the Class 2A IHSAA state championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 29, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview senior Jamar Weaver (21) dribbles in front of Park Tudor senior Austin Shelton (23). Park Tudor defeated Westview 84-57 in the Class 2A IHSAA state championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 29, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview fans cheer. Park Tudor defeated Westview 84-57 in the Class 2A IHSAA state championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 29, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview coaches react in the second half. Park Tudor defeated Westview 84-57 in the Class 2A IHSAA state championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 29, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview senior Jamar Weaver (21) looks for a play. Park Tudor defeated Westview 84-57 in the Class 2A IHSAA state championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 29, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)
Westview Warriors come up short in Class 2A title game
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Posted on March 29, 2014 at 4:01 p.m. | Updated on March 29, 2014 at 9:18 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS — Jamar Weaver would not give in. He said he couldn't.

It wasn't until he actually left the Bankers Life Fieldhouse floor in the final moments of the Class 2A IHSAA state boys basketball championiship before the Westview senior realized that beating Park Tudor was not going to happen.

"I didn't come to grips with it until I came out. It hit me we're down 28-something with like three minutes left," said Weaver after the Warriors lost 84-57 to the powerful Panthers Saturday, March 29. "That's when I knew that there was nothing I could do."

Moments after the contest, the IHSAA presented Weaver and his family with the Arthur L. Trester Mental Attitude Award. Nathan Dean, Jimtown's athletic director and IHSAA executive board member, announced the honor.

Jamar is the son of Wanita and Mervin Weaver. Jamar finished with just four points and just three shots attempted from the field.

"All the time I put in school and work, it finally paid off," Weaver said.

"It's very humbling," Wanita Weaver said. "We're very proud of him. It's hard."