Lady Indians trample the Mustangs

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Coach Marc Urban, Physical Education, talks with Rachel Bell (12) on the sideline. Bell contributed two points to the Lady Indians victory.

Hannah Sonner

The Lady Indians faced off against the Munster Mustangs in an intense battle Tuesday night. Although they were down early, the Indians prevailed with a final score of 73-38.

Munster came out hot right out of the gate, scoring a quick five points, making the score 5-0.

“I think we started off slow, but in the second half we started playing our basketball,” Ashley O’Malley (12) said.

The Lady Indians quickly came back and adjusted their defense and offense.

“[Coach Marc] Urban always tells us that every team is going to make a run, so you can’t get a blank stare. I just kept thinking that this was just their run and we were going to get our run later,” O’Malley said.

During the second half of the game, the Indians pulled away, expanding their lead by more than thirty points.

“In the second half, we played more collectively and as a unit,” Lindsay Kusbel (12) said.

When the final buzzer sounded, the varsity girls celebrated their win over the Mustangs. However, the end of the week will present a new challenge, for the girls will prepare to play at Merrillville High School on Friday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.

“We need to work on our defense more because in the first half, the reason the score was what it was [in the beginning] was because our defense wasn’t our normal defense. If we play our actual defense, we’ll be fine for Friday,” O’Malley said.