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Graham’s Black puts Indian Lake in the dark

The offensive firepower of Graham was more than host Indian Lake could handle Thursday.

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Indian Lake’s Lindsey Chismar puts up a shot during the third quarter against Graham on Thursday at Indian Lake High School. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)

A standout effort from senior guard Lindsey Black helped fuel the Falcons’ 53-42 Central Buckeye Conference Mad River division victory.

Graham (11-6, 7-1) maintained a 10-point cushion throughout most of the second half, but the Lakers (6-12, 1-6) were able to cut that lead to five points at the 1:05 mark of the fourth quarter at 47-42.

The Falcons were then able to slowly pull away in the final minute.

“I’m real proud of how the girls battled back,” said Indian Lake head coach Tim McMahon. “We were down 12 and cut it down to five near the end. Too many turnovers cost us after that, though.

“It was the little things that got us. We turned the ball over and then we had to foul. We also have to make our free throws. The game went from five to nine points in a hurry.”

Graham’s Black surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career in the fourth quarter. She led her squad with a game-high 29 points.

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