The Sleepy Eye Indians boys basketball team hosted the Madelia Blackhawks Tuesday night, Dec. 6.

The Sleepy Eye Indians boys basketball team hosted the Madelia Blackhawks Tuesday night, Dec. 6.

The Indians seemed to take this game as a chance to show what they learned and worked on after last weekend’s Tip-off Tournament as they put the pressure on hard against the Blackhawk defense. In the first ten minutes, the Indians pulled ahead 11-5. The Blackhawks fought back hard tieing the game at 13-13. Indian Zach Haala shot a three pointer to bring the game back in their favor. Avery Stevens was on fire grabbing rebounds and forcing turnovers on the Blackhawks throughout the entire game.

After halftime the Indians continued their strong offensive in spite of having many fouls and other errors mixed in. The second half was all Indians, as they scored shot after shot, barely giving the Blackhawks time to breathe between plays.

The Indians had a 81-40 lead over the Blackhawks with a minute on the clock and Jose Ibarra maintained control of the ball until the clock ran out. The Indians tak home an impressive victory. “We played aggressive, and kept ourselves on the ball and the pressure high,” said Coach Shane Heiderscheidt. “We are going to work to reduce unnecessary fouls and simple passing errors.”

The Indians play BLHS Friday, Dec. 9 in Buffalo Lake at 7:30 p.m.