LPGBB wrapping up another strong season
The LPHS girls’ basketball team has played well heading into the final stretch of their 2019-2020 season.
The team has an overall record of 11-7 with a conference record of 2-4, putting them at 6th place in the DAC. The girls began the season with a 1-2 record; however, they picked it up, winning three in a row against New Prairie, South Bend Clay, and John Glenn. After a loss to Crown Point in their first conference play of the season, the team really started to play well, winning seven of their next eight games. Since then, the team has been on a three game losing streak, with their most recent loss coming against Plymouth.
With only four games remaining in the season, the team is hoping to finish strong with a game against rival Michigan City and their final game coming against South Bend Adams on February 1st.
“I feel like the rest of the year we should take what we’ve learned from the rest of the season to win,” senior Kayla Jones said. “We shouldn’t lose any more games.”
This team has been led by a mix of talented youth and experienced seniors, like Jones and guard Nyla Asad. Juniors Ryin Ott and Lauren Pollock have been dominating in the frontcourt as well.
“Kayla’s really high on our assists and isn’t afraid to pass to her teammates instead of being selfish,” senior forward Madison Coates said.
As mentioned, Jones leads the team in assists and ranks 4th in the DAC, averaging 3.5 per game. Asad and Ott lead the team in scoring, with 17.0 and 15.3 points per game, respectively. Both Asad and Ott are top five in the DAC in scoring. Pollock, who ranks second in the DAC in rebounding, leads the team, pulling down 8.9 rebounds per game.
“Lauren has improved a lot over the years,” Jones said. “Her confidence has grown and she’s become more vocal with the team.”
The girls play their next game will be played Friday, January 24, against Michigan City at 5:00 p.m, followed by the boys varsity game at 7:00 p.m. The game will be held in Slicer Gym, so come out and support them as they look to beat their archrival.