Girls Varsity Basketball · Panthers no match for the Lady Bruins final score 56-39.

39 Elwood * (V 1st)
56 Blackford High School
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Elwood * (V 1st) vs Blackford High School
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1 9   12
2 13   18
3 9   14
4 8   12
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The game started off going back and forth with each team pretty much trading baskets. The Lady Bruins stepped up and did a great job in the second quarter taking a 30-22 lead going into halftime. The Lady Bruins didn’t look back as they had a 44-31 lead after 3 and finished with a 56-39 win.

Coach Waters said, “We really didn’t start off that strong defensively. We were in man to man and we were allowing too much penetration and allowed #32 to get on the block and really work us. We made a few defensive adjustments and that started making it very difficult for them to get anything easy at the rim. I was really proud of all our girls tonight, because even though we didn’t have the best game of the season, we found a way to win. I know our girls were getting a little frustrated, because it was a physical game, but a win is a win! We had huge games from both freshmen Olivia Waters (22 points, 10 rebounds, 6 blocks, 2 assist, 2 steals) and Olivia Leas (16 points, 13 rebounds, and 1 block) which was huge. Cayley Hodges added some big minutes and 4 points and a steal when we got into foul trouble early in the first half. Helen Whitesell seems like she is finding her stride and looking like the player we had to start the season scoring 4 points, 2 rebounds, and a steal. Jaycie Sones added 4 big points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and a steal as well in limited minutes with foul trouble. Sissy Reid, Erin Cagle, and Grace Simmons played great even though in the stats they might not have a lot to talk about. We win as a team and lose as a team and tonight we did great.”

The Lady Bruins improve to 8-5 on the season and 3-0 in the C.I.C. Next up the Lady Bruins play Tri High on December 28th at 7:30pm. #bettertogether #timefornine #Believeinthebruins #stayinthefight