Girls Varsity Basketball · LaVille Lady Hoops Return To HNAC Action Against Caston

LAKEVILLE, IN. – After some time off for Christmas break, LaVille Lady Hoops will return to action for Senior Recognition Day. The Lancers jump back in to Hoosier North Athletic Conference action with a matinee performance against Caston.  The JV will tip at 1 p.m. Saturday, with the varsity to follow.

“Saturday’s game against Caston is an important HNAC contest,” said LaVille coach Corey Duncan.  “It is also senior recognition day so we’d love for our seniors to go out with a win.”

Caston is 5-11 overall and 0-4 in HNAC play.  The Comets average 40 points per game and are led by Jamie Clingler in scoring and rebounding,

“Caston plays very hard and is very scrappy,” said Duncan.  “Jordan is their go to player. She does a little bit of everything for them.”

A Lancer victory would end a eight-game losing streak and help LHS pick up a much-needed HNAC victory.

“We have to quit turning the ball over to get opportunities to score,” explained Duncan.  “Against Rensselaer Central, we had barely any turnovers against their pressure, but then in the half court had unforced errors.

“Our keys to victory will be to limit our turnovers and cause them to make errors that we turn into easy points,” continued Duncan.  “It is important because we haven’t won an HNAC game yet. This is a good opportunity to get us our first conference win. I think a win Saturday will help the team get over the hump. We are doing some good things, we just need to put an entire game together.”

Saturday is also Senior Recognition Day and the final home game for Kelsey Aschenbrenner, Hannah Filley, Julia Hall, and Trinity Strange.

Coach Duncan had the following to say about the Class of 2019:

Kelsey Aschenbrenner: “I have had Kelsey for five years now (my first year I coached her in 8th grade). She has grown tremendously as a player and a person. She’s been a great leader for this team and taken on a role that was tough to fill. We will definitely miss her presence of both ends of the floor next year. She will be hard to replace.’

Hannah Filley: “It was awesome for Hannah to have the opportunity to come out this season. She was sidelined with an injury the last 2 years that prevented her from playing. I love her competitive spirit and positive leadership. She attacks the rim hard and is a very coachable athlete!”

Julia Hall: “She has really started to understand the post game. She leads the post through post series during practice. She also understands her role on the defensive end and gets people where they need to be. We will miss her presence on the floor next year.”

Trinity Strange: “When I think of Trinity, I think of commitment. Before her freshman year, she had never touched a basketball. She’s had a great attitude and has stuck with it for four years.”

Knox 5-  0 15-  3 55.8 37.3 18.5 Won 11
North Judson 1-  0 13-  2 57.9 35.2 22.7 Lost 1
Triton 3-  1 4-13 31.9 44.3 -12.4 Lost 3
Winamac 2-  1 12-  4 48.4 33.7 14.7 Lost 1
Pioneer 3-  2 10-  4 47.6 40.5 7.1 Won 3
Culver 1-  4 5-10 28.7 40.6 -11.9 Won 1
LaVille 0-  3 3-12 26.9 48.1 -21.2 Lost 8
Caston 0-  4 5-11 40.8 46.2 -5.4 Lost 3
Wednesday, Jan. 2
Oregon-Davis 67, Triton 42
Thursday, Jan. 3
Culver 35, Caston 25 ©
Kankakee Valley 49, North Judson 45
Pioneer 56, Frontier 27
Friday, Jan. 4
Knox 54, Winamac 45 ©
Saturday, Jan. 5
Caston at LaVille © , 1;00 pm
Faith Christian at Pioneer, 6 pm
Tuesday, Jan. 8
Faith Christian at Caston, 6 pm
North Judson at LaVille © , 8 pm
Pioneer at Maconaquah, 7:30 pm
South Central at Knox, 8 pm
Triton at Winamac © , 7:30 pm
Wednesday, Jan. 9
Culver at Frontier, 6 pm
Thursday, Jan. 10
North Judson at Marquette, 8 pm
Friday, Jan. 11
Culver at Triton © , 6 pm
LaVille at Knox © , 6:30 pm
Saturday, Jan. 12
Argos at Pioneer, 2:30 pm
Caston at West Central, 6 pm
Winamac at Oregon-Davis, 6:30 pm
© Conference game