Lady Indians Contain Portage


Tara Zlotkowski (10) races past a Portage defender. Zlotkowski scored 16 points in a 59-55 win on Thursday night.

Jimmy Lafakis and Jimmy Lafakis

The Lady Indians varsity squad concluded their regular season with emphasis, defeating DAC rival Portage at home last Thursday night, Jan. 24, by a score of 59-55.

“We knew that if we kept with it and did all the little things right, we would get a good end result,” Gina Rubino (10) said.

The Tribe faced a hellacious Portage press all night. Though the crimson-clad defenders appeared to be moving at lightning speed, the home team kept their composure.

“It didn’t surprise me. They mix up defenses a lot. They run a 1-2-2, a 2-2-1,” Coach Marc Urban, Physical Education, said.

The last time these two teams squared off, Portage took home a 46-36 W. The girls were proud to exact revenge on their enemies this time around.

“This was a big game for us and a great win,” Tara Zlotkowski (10) said.

The Lady Indians concluded Coach Urban’s inaugural regular season with a 13-7 record (10-4 DAC). They will kick off their postseason campaign against the Gary West Side Cougars on Wednesday in Munster.