Indians First Basketball Win of the Season
By Lydia Gyhra, Sophomore
The Indians played the Frankfort Wildcats on Friday December 5th. This was the boys’ and girls’ second game of the season. The Indians played Diller-Odell the night before and lost. Coming off the Diller game, the Indians played with intensity, which paid off. The Lady Indians won 58-54, and the boys also won 38-22.
The Lady Indians and the Wildcats battled back and forth throughout the entire game. The team was down 26-30 at halftime. To get the momentum away from the Wildcats, the Indians were able to take advantage of the Wildcats fouling late in fourth quarter. The Indians made key free throws, and Synthea Snyder hit a big shot with less than 30 seconds left in the game which extended the lead to three. Coach Taylor Baumert commented “that the team played very well together, but still have a lot of work to do.” The Lady Indians’ record is now 1-1.
The boys held the lead through the entire game. In the second quarter they shot a couple of threes that allowed them to go on a run. They were up 17-9 at halftime. Coach Tyler Colvin commented that “our defense and rebounding were big the entire game, we did a good job of hitting the boards and playing active defense.” From the rebounding and defensive skills in the second half, the Indians won 38-22. Coach Colvin goes on to say, “Any time you can hold a team to just over 20 points you are doing some good things defensively. It was good to bounce back after a tough loss to open the season.”