JV girls basketball wins against Penn


Fighting for the ball, Victoria Gard (10) tries to help her teammate, Emily Miklusak (10), who was handling the ball. Lake Central and Penn tried to get possession over the ball throughout the game.

Megan Helfers and lakecentralnews

On Nov. 23, a JV girls basketball game had the Lady Indians playing against the Lady Kingsmen of Penn High School. Final score was 36-30 Lake Central.

“[After the game] I was relieved but I knew it was time to focus on varsity winning,” Victoria Gard (10) said.

The Indians started off the game on a 6-0 run highlighted by four points scored by Emily Miklusak (10). Penn made a brief run closing the score to 6-4 because of two turnovers in a row by the Indians. The Indians ended the first quarter scoring six unanswered points with a 3-pointer by Ellery Anderson (10) at the buzzer.

“[To prepare for a game] as a team, we talk about what needs to be done. We focus on plays,” Miklusak said.

Penn came out strong in the second quarter, tying the game at 12-12. After a timeout, the Indians came out playing stellar defense the rest of the quarter, ending the first half on a 7-0 run. Crystal Guzman (9) highlighted the run with a steal and a last-second three pointer.

“I was really nervous. Last year we lost by 40, so I wanted us to redeem ourselves,” Miklusak (10) said.

The third quarter belonged to the Indians. Four different Indians scored in the quarter, extending their lead to 31-20.

“I think we will have some good turnout and we will finish out strong,” Gard (10) said.

The fourth quarter remained at a standstill until 3:19 left in the game. The Indians extended their lead to 33-20, when Penn went on a roll, closing the score to 33-28. Kylee Fehrman (9) and Gard hit key free throws at the end of the game.

The Indians’ next game is away on Dec. 3 against Munster.