Braves rally to clip Laker girls 35-34

Indian Lake got off to a good start, but it could not maintain that momentum as visiting Springfield Shawnee rallied in the second half for a 35-34 Central Buckeye Conference victory.

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Indian Lake’s Kristen Young (25) puts up a shot against a Springfield Shawnee defender during the first half of their game Wednesday at ILHS. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LABATT)

It was the first loss for the Lakers, who fall to 3-1. The Braves move to 1-1.

Indian Lake trailed 35-33 in the fourth quarter with less than 10 seconds left. The Lakers came up a steal and were fouled with one second left in the game.

However, the Lakers were only able to make one of two free-throw attempts, allowing the Braves to hang on for the win.

“Our defense gave us an opportunity to win, but we had too many turnovers in crucial situations,” said IL head coach Nathaniel Tennant.

“Our defense did a great job and got the steal on the inbound pass. We were unable to score in transition, so I called our final timeout with 5.2 seconds left. We executed our inbound sitiuation perfectly and were fouled.”

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