The Indianola girls basketball team made ten three-point buckets and shot 17-18 from the free throw line to pick up a 73-59 win over Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln in the second round of regional action on their home court Saturday evening, in a game heard live on 94.3 KNIA. The Indians trailed early on the first quarter 8-6, but would go on an immediate 8-0 run to take a lead they would not relinquish the rest of the way, leading 19-13 after the first and 36-28 at the halftime break. The Lynx would make a run in the third, getting the lead the lowest it had been since the first quarter 49-47 late in the third quarter, but the Indians scored the last five of the frame, and turned it into an overall 20-6 run into the fourth quarter to seal the win.
Indians head coach Jeff Janssen tells KNIA Sports the free throw shooting was indicative of all the hard work the girls have put into the gym over the last several years, and came through in a big way. Lone senior Kendall Clatt ended her career on her home gym floor with a 24 point performance, while Lauren Blake scored 23, and all eight Indians rotation players scored points. Indianola improves to 18-4 on the season, and will play at Johnston in the regional final on Tuesday.