LEWISTOWN – After trading baskets very early in the game, Indian Lake watched in horror as Urbana detonated a lightning-fast 11-0 run and jumped out to a 22-10 lead at the first break, then never looking back in the Hillclimbers’ 66-52 win over the Lakers in a CBC/MRD boys basketball game Dec. 11.
Jordan Underwood was point man in the ‘Climbers’ first quarter blitz as he knocked down two treys and two field goals in the period, matching the scoring output of the entire Indian Lake team in the quarter. After that, Urbana was content to trade field goals, matching every run by the Lakers, who got within six points of the ‘Climbers at one point, with one of their own. The teams combined to hit 16 three-point shots on the night, splitting it down the middle with eight apiece. Indian Lake would make a jab, cut the lead with a transition basket and a trey, only to watch Urbana negate it with a couple of bombs or a slash to the basket. The ‘Climbers (3-1 overall, 2-0 MRD) also made the Lakers pay at the charity stripe, going 8-for-11 in the fourth period alone. By contrast, Indian Lake (1-3 overall, 1-1 MRD) attempted only six free throws in the entire game, connecting on four.
Beau Hefner led the Laker attack, draining half of the Lakers’ treys with four, and closing with 14 points. Dylan Albright scored all nine of his points on shots from downtown, and Troy Carter had eight points on four field goals – hitting one in each quarter.
Indian Lake travels to DeGraff Tuesday, Dec. 15, to meet Riverside in their annual cross-county battle, then returns home to host Greenon in a MRD game Friday, Dec. 18.
Red Devils down Lady Lakers
Tippecanoe got by Indian Lake, 75-14, in a CBC-crossover girls basketball game at Indian Lake Dec. 12.
Finding themselves with a slim 28-9 lead at the break, the Red Devils came out with the throttle wide open in the second half, dropping 47 points on the Lakers while holding the hosts to five points over the final two periods. Clinging to a tenuous 49-13 advantage headed into the final quarter, Tipp turned up the heat and sank over a third of their field goals (11 of 31 total) and one of its two three-pointers in the fourth quarter alone, while limiting the Lakers to one point in the frame.
Morgan Evilsizor led the Lakers with seven points. Katelyn Hogan had three points and Jenni Kaffenbarger and Nya Worrell both had a bucket in the loss.
The Lady Lakers travel to Jackson Center Tuesday, Dec. 15, to take on the Tigers in a non-conference game before hosting Stebbins Thursday, Dec. 17 and MRD-rival Northwestern, Saturday, Dec. 19.
Tom Stephens is a regular contributor to this newspaper.