(Union Mills, IN) - The loss in Saturday's regional opener was an emotional one for members of the South Central High School girls' basketball team.
It was the first loss of the season for the Satellites, who went into the state tournament ranked No. 1 in Class 2A. And, though the game was tied at halftime, South Central lost to Class 2A #7 Andrean 57 to 41.
During an interview this morning, Head Coach Ben Anderson said the game came down to hot three-point shooting from Andrean, which made 9 of 18 shots from beyond the three-point line.
"It's just the way the cookie crumbles sometimes. Unfortunately, they were having a good shooting game, and we weren't," Anderson said.
Andrean lost in the regional championship game to Fairfield 40 to 22.
Anderson said it was a memorable season that included winning the sectional title, Valparaiso Holiday Tournament, and conference tournament.
"The locker room was pretty emotional, particularly for those three seniors we have. All three of them are very significant contributors, and we're going to sorely miss them," Anderson said.
Anderson said next year's team looks promising with two returning starters and other players coming up from the ranks that have the potential to make an impact at the varsity level.