Lakers can’t handle the heat against Tigers

WL-S forces 29 turnovers in 55-24 win

TROTWOOD — Getting the ball up the court against West Liberty-Salem’s attacking pressure is no easy task.

Indian Lake learned that here Tuesday night.


West Liberty-Salem’s Sophie Cole goes to the hoop in front of Indian Lake’s Libby Cotterman during Tuesday’s Division III sectional tournament game at Trotwood-Madison High School. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

The Tigers piled up 20 steals and forced 29 Indian Lake turnovers to coast to a 55-24 victory in a Division III girls sectional semifinal at Trotwood-Madison High School. WL-Salem (18-5) advances to play Greeneview in the sectional final Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Trotwood.

“I thought we played very well defensively in the first half,” said WL-Salem head coach Dennis McIntosh. “We didn’t give them any easy shots and we forced them into a lot of turnovers.”

The Tigers scored the first 20 points of the game and led 23-2 after one quarter.

“Their three guards are really tough,” said Indian Lake Nathaniel Tennant. “They put a lot of pressure on you and that is a tough task to handle with a freshman point guard. They didn’t do anything we were not expecting. They are just a really good team and they do everything well.”

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