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A for Effort in Loss to Goliath

(La Porte, IN) - Despite losing by over 20 points in the first round of the regionals, the girls’ high school basketball team from La Porte has reason to be proud.


The Lady Slicers lost Saturday to Crown Point 52 to 28.  The Bulldogs, ranked No. 2 in the state, went on the capture the La Porte Regional championship Saturday night against Penn.


Head Coach Sarah DeShone said her team, down 20 points in the second quarter, cut the lead to 12 points at halftime and the outcome could have been closer had there been fewer turnovers and missed lay-ups.  “Our defense kind of held them.  Our turnovers is what killed us. Also, we missed some wide open lay-ups,” she said.


The Lady Slicers took time off the clock by working the ball on each possession to slow down the speedy Lady Bulldogs who scored a lot of points in transition off turnovers.


Overall, DeShone said her girls executed the game plan well against heavily favored Crown Point, which has just one loss on the season.  The Slicers lost their regular season contest against Crown Point by over 30 points.


“They did a  very, very good job as a team of sticking together and trying to do what we had to do to win. You can’t knock them for that,” she said.


The Lady Slicers finished the year at 13 and 11.

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