From the first quarter, it looked as if the Lady Indians would walk away with an easy win over the Ronan Maidens in a rescheduled game that was played on Monday, Dec. 20, at Browning High School. Reaching a 19-3 first quarter lead, Browning missed shots and turned the ball over sufficiently to allow Ronan to come within two points at the end of the third quarter. Undaunted, the Lady Indians staged a 26-10 run in the final period to end the game with a 65-47 victory.
“They came back because we lost our focus,” Coach Darryl “Poorboy” Croff said. “It’s the same thing. We’re missing layups and passes, so our goal is to focus for 32 minutes. Now I’m getting ready for practice. I gave them Christmas off. Some of them are sick or hurt, but it looks like we’re healed and everyone is showing up today. It’s good to have a team that’s healthy.”
Mecca Bullchild led the Lady Indians in the Ronan game with 14 points, followed by Lish Spoonhunter with 12.
It may be practice time this week, but in the new year, their slate will be full. They return to action on Thursday, Jan. 6, hosting Cut Bank when the JVs start at 3 p.m. and the varsity plays at 6:30. Then on Friday, Jan. 7, they host Whitefish. The freshmen start playing at 3 p.m. at Browning Elementary, followed by the JVs at 4:30 in the same venue. The varsity plays at 6 p.m. at Browning High School. Finally, they travel to Libby on Saturday, Jan. 8, where the freshmen start at 1 p.m., JVs at 2:30 and the varsity tips off at 4:15.
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