Lady Indians go 1-2 at annual Orange and Black Classic


Maggi Lindenmeyer

Junior Jersey Johnson plays defense against a Garden City opponent during the home game on Jan. 15.

The lady Indians traveled to Colby on Jan. 21 to kick off the first game of the Annual Orange and Black Classic, playing the Goodland Cowgirls and losing 54-41.

The Indians could never create enough momentum within the first half and ended up falling behind going into halftime. The closest it would get within the first half would be two points.

The second half would be controlled by the Cowgirls, with the Indians only able to make the score difference within 16 before falling behind once again.

Sophomore Carly Lang led her team with 13 points, and junior Ashlynn Flax set a career high with 10 points.

The next game of the tournament was against the Osborne lady Dogs, and the Indians picked up a win, with the score being 53-28.

The Indians were able to build their lead early, by going on a 10-0 run within the first three minutes, and then the Dogs were able to cut the lead to only six points going into halftime.

The second half was in favor of the Indians, with them continuing to build and defend their lead.

Junior Aleyia Ruder led her team with 14 points, but multiple other players on the team scored eight or more points.

Their last game of the tournament would be the fourth-place game against Life Prep, with the Indians losing, 40-31.

The first half went without a point from the Indians, but they were able to keep the score 16-8 going into halftime.

The Indians then had a 10-2 run to close the gap in the score to only one point, but they would be unable to continue to build on those points, ultimately falling for the rest of the game.

The lady Indians fall to 3-8 on the year and will host Pratt at home on Jan. 26.