LAKEVILLE, IN. – The eighth grade girls basketball team finished the 2019-2020 season with a 9-7 overall record and 4-3 in the Hoosier North Athletic Conference. The junior lady hoopsters also advanced to the 2020 HNAC Tournament Championship. The Lancers defeated Winamac 22-11 in the first round of the HNAC Tournament, defeated Culver Community 15-10 in the semifinals before battling Caston to a 28-21 HNAC Tournament loss in the championship.
The coronavirus closed school and halted the LaVille Junior High awards recognition.
According to coaches Dawn Amor and Hannah Amor, the following eighth graders will pick up special awards once school will resume.
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8th Grade Award Winners
Offense Award – Chloe Herbster
- Chloe was the second highest scorer with 68 points. Offense isn’t all about total points. What Chloe does with and without the ball affects our offense. If she wasn’t scoring, she was setting a teammate up for success. Her movement without the ball and ability to seal, and or screen, for others makes her our biggest offensive threat.
Top Steals Award – London Kwiatkowski
- London had the top stats in a lot of categories this year. It speaks to what a well-rounded player she is. I felt that her 36 steals was the stat to highlight with an award because of what they say about the player. Those steals were the result of pure hustle and if you know London that word defines her. She managed to get steals in the press and on defense that helped set her up to be our top scorer this year. The improvement from 7th to 8th grade was fun to watch; great season London!
Rebound Award – Caitlyn Goffinet
- Caitlyn comes up with rebounds you thought were long gone. She is a player any coach would be lucky to work with. She ended the season with 78 total rebounds. Rebounding is a stat that sometimes gets overlooked by players but it is very important. Caitlyn’s rebounding affected the scoreboard even when she herself wasn’t scoring. She has a knack for rebounding and finding her teammates before THEY even know they are open.