LAKEVILLE, IN. – LaVille Lady Hoops will play host to Elkhart Christian Academy in a varsity only game on November 26.
Tip is set for 6 p.m.
LaVille is coming off a 38-32 loss on November 23 inside Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
LaVille struggled offensively early in the game, trailing much of the middle quarters by double figures before a fierce fourth-quarter rally. Six Lancer players got in the scoring column as the Lakeville hosts got to within two possessions in the final period.
Baskets by Lauren Dove, Lucy Sherk, and MaKenna Tribbey, to go with a pair of free throws by Madelyn Fuchs helped to narrow the LaVille deficit from 31-17 to 37-29. Natalie Gonzalez picked up a steal and lay up to make it 37-31 with less than 30 second lefts, but the Lancers simply ran out of time.
Kassi Watts scored seven of her career-high nine points in the first half to help keep LHS close. Sherk led the Lancers with nine rebounds.
LaVille leads the series 17-2 in games played since 2000-2001. The Lancers have won nine straight games at Cox Gym in the series. The last ECA victory was a 38-31 decision on November 20, 2000.
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G A M E D A Y
Time: 6 p.m. (VARSITY ONLY)
Site: Dale E. Cox Gymnasium, LaVille Jr.-Sr. High School
Coaches: Brent Miller (27-39 in fourth year). Daniel Pleninger (1-5 in first year).
Last Outing: Elkhart Christian Academy defeated South Bend Career Academy, 68-7. LaVille lost to Culver Academy, 38-32.
Series Since 2000-2001: LaVille leads Elkhart Christian Academy, 17-2.
Last Meeting: LaVille defeated Elkhart Christian Academy, 37-35, in overtime on November 20, 2018.