Girls basketball wins over Junction City Blue Jays


Emily George

Sophomore Jaycee Dales goes up for a shot on Dec. 13 against the Junction City Blue Jays. Dale had 13 points on the night.

Leading the Lady Indians basketball team in scoring with a career high of 18 points, senior Talyn Kleweno was a huge asset to the team’s victory against the Junction City Blue Jays on Dec 13.

The Lady Indians weren’t able to get all their shots draining in the first quarter, making just two out of the first ten shots. This made it difficult for the Indians, but helped the Blue Jays getting ahead on multiple occasions.

After a team talk at the end of the first quarter, the Indians came on the court at the beginning of the second quarter and were ready to play. The Indians would take a 21-18 lead and would lead for the rest of the game.

Coming out of a 43-27 lead at halftime, the Indians had to watch the Blue Jays take a 15-2 run which got them back within three points of the Indians, 45-42.

Not giving up, the Indians outplayed the Blue Jays in the fourth quarter, leading to a 57-48 victory.

“The seniors did a great job at the end of the game kind of keeping us calmed down,” Coach Kirk Maska said. “It was nice that we got the win and I thought our girls played really well.”

Following the leading scorer Kleweno, sophomores Savannah Schneider and Jaycee Dale with 13 points.

“It’s fun playing the game when everyone else is having fun,” sophomore Mattie Hutchison said. “and that’s how it was last night.”

The Lady Indians are now 4-1, and will play Liberal, on Jan, 6 after coming back from Christmas Break.