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Lakers focused on improvement in next two games

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Before Indian Lake’s boys basketball team worries about what its next opponent will be doing, the Lakers will be focused on what they need to improve on first.

This weekend will be a chance to fine tune those areas as Indian Lake (3-3) travels to New Bremen on Friday and St. Marys Memorial on Saturday for non-league contests.

“First and foremost, we are focusing on Indian Lake,” said head coach David Starr. “The issues we’ve had lately have been caused by a lack of focus or discipline. When we take care of those things, we’ve had success, but when we don’t, we make mistakes and bury ourselves.”

The Lakers came up short against Jackson Center 55-50 last Saturday after a two-game win streak.

The Cardinals (2-4) are averaging just 48 points per game and are coming off an 88-44 loss to Lima Central Catholic. Junior guard Carson Manger leads New Bremen with 15.3 ppg, while senior forward Ben Homan brings in 9.2 ppg.

“New Bremen plays in the (Midwest Athletic Conference) and they are a team that has size,” said Starr.

The Roughriders (2-4) fell to Marion Local 45-38 last Saturday and will also test Indian Lake.

“When both games are over, overall, I want to say we’ve played a complete eight quarters,” said Starr. “We’ve played three or two and a half quarters in the past. I’d also like to see us play great defensively, share the ball on offense and see what the results bring us.”

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