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Lakers have no answer for Red Devils

NEW CARLISLE — It was going to take nearly a flawless effort for Indian Lake to knock off second-seeded Tippecanoe here Wednesday night. From the early going, it was obvious it was not going to be that type of performance for the Lakers.

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Indian Lake’s Haley Boberg puts up a shot over Tippecanoe’s Carley Clodfelter during Wednesday’s tournament game at Tecumseh High School. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

Turnovers and cold shooting plagued Indian Lake throughout the evening as it struggled to an 80-34 loss to the Red Devils in a Division II girls sectional basketball tournament opener at Tecumseh High School.

Indian Lake committed 25 turnovers and shot just 23 percent (9-of-39) from the field.

“We knew we were going to have to handle their ball pressure and rebound with them,” said Indian Lake head coach Tim McMahon. “We didn’t have a chance if we couldn’t do those two things, and we didn’t do either one.”

Indian Lake ends its season with a 9-14 record.

“I told the girls after the game that I know this one hurts, but I am proud of the way they got better as the season went on,” said McMahon. “I thought we got better as an entire program.”

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