Indian Lake’s boys basketball team controlled the first half of Friday’s game against visiting Benjamin Logan, but then fought off a late comeback to escape with a 50-46 victory.
Indian Lake’s Chris Teague goes up for a shot against Benjamin Logan’s Tanner Rader (12) and Thorne Stephens (23) during the third quarter of their game Friday at Indin Lake High School. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)
The win evens the Lakers’ record to 5-5 overall and keeps them near the top of the Central Buckeye Conference Mad River standings at 4-1. The Raiders fall to 4-8, 0-4.
Indian Lake raced out to a 13-8 advantage after the opening quarter. The Lakers stayed in control in the second quarter with a 15-12 effort. They led 25-10 at one point and carried a 28-20 advantage entering halftime.
The second half saw Ben Logan begin to claw its way back. The Raiders outscored the Lakers 15-12 in the third quarter to make the score 40-35.
In the fourth quarter, Ben Logan continued its surge.
Indian Lake led by just two points (48-46) with one minute left in regulation, but turned the ball over with 28 seconds to go.
Ben Logan missed a shot with 1.8 seconds left. Indian Lake’s Ivan Reichert then rebounded the basketball and was fouled. He made both his free throws to lock up a 50-46 victory.
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