Indianola girls’ basketball (6-1) head into wintertime crack looking sturdy

In a fight concerning two of the Tiny Hawkeye Conference’s hottest teams, Indianola girls’ basketball came out on prime 50-45 in opposition to Dallas Centre-Grimes.

Heading into Dec. 18’s contest, the Indians (5-1) experienced gained four straight considering that getting rid of their period-opener to Des Moines Christian. The Mustangs (6-2) entered the recreation obtaining received their final 6.

“To keep Dallas Centre-Grimes to 45 details, I believe it was without a question our best game of the yr,” Indianola head mentor Jeff Janssen said. “They’d gained six straight and been the best workforce I’ve found on movie that we have scouted. They are a nicely-coached team.”

Indianola junior Lauren Blake led the staff with 23 points and seven rebounds.

Indianola'a Lauren Blake and Emily Naughton show off their skills in last year's Feb. 4, 2020 match-up against Dallas Center-Grimes. That game ended in a loss for the Indians. This year, Indianola turned the tables winning against DCG 50-45.

“She did not force barely anything at all, received to her places, and was ready to get some details in transition, and was capable to get to the foul line and shoot eight free throws,” Janssen reported. “I’m actually proud of her energy. We desired all of her details.”

Teammates Mara Bishop (7 details), Kinzey Johnston (six points), Kendall Clatt (5 factors), and Emily Naughton (five factors) aided generate a balanced scoring assault for the Indians.

In addition to her 5 points, Naughton did a bit of anything, incorporating six rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals.

Indianola's Emily Naughton, here in the Feb. 4, 2020 game against Dallas Center-Grimes, worked the court in this month's game Dec. 18 to finish victorious, 50-45.

But even with Blake’s 23 details and the well balanced scoring assault, Indianola observed by itself in a battle, trailing by 11 halfway by way of the second quarter. Indianola fought back again and slice the Dallas Heart-Grimes lead to 4 at halftime.

“I’m definitely happy with how we completed the fifty percent,” Janssen claimed. “I imagine that led into us getting a good 3rd quarter. To go from getting down 21-10 to remaining down 28-24 at halftime was substantial for us.”