The Indians defeated Wabasso on Friday, Feb. 15 and fell to ACGC Monday and GFW in overtime Tuesday evening.
The Indians hosted Sleepy Eye Public alum Josh Hadley and his Wabasso Rabbits Friday night, Feb. 15. With Josh in town, retired teacher and coach, Scott Hadley and his wife were in attendance to watch the game. The Indians also celebrated Parents’ Night before the game began.
Jose Ibarra led the Indians with 22 total points, 20 of which came in the second half as he found his stroke from three and attacked the lane at will in the victory.
Kegan Heiderscheidt was nominated by Hudl for his performance as well Friday. Heiderscheidt tallied a 5x5 in the win over Wabasso. The sophomore tallied five or more in five seperate categories, including eight blocks in the contest. Only 12 players in the history of the NBA have achieved a 5x5 to show you how very rarely it happens.
The Indians hosted Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in the second part of a girls/boys doubleheader Monday evening.
The Indians struggled from the field early as the Falcons got out to an early lead and never looked back. Each time the Indians knocked on the door to squeak back into the game, the Falcons turned them away.
Leading the Indians was senior guard Jose Ibarra with 21 points. Kegan Heiderscheidt chipped in 14.
Indians 71 (F/OT)
The Indians traveled to Fairfax looking to avenge an early season loss to GFW Tuesday night.
The Indians struggled out of the gates early, trailing 14-6, but went onto finish the half on a 31-16 run to lead at half 37-30.
The Indians then held a 55-50 lead with just under three minutes to go and even had a chance to seal it late, but nine missed free throws in crunch time proved too costly for the Indians. With 7.2 seconds remaining, the Indians were given an opportunity at the free throw line, but bricked them both. With 1.8 seconds remaining, GFW imbounded the ball as Kegan Heiderscheidt stole the ball near mid-court and heaved a desperation shot just to the left of the rim and the game went to overtime.
Free throws were the name of the game as the Thunderbirds pulled away in the end to put away the Indians 74-71.
The Indians await playoff seedings Thursday morning to determine their postseason fate. They look to be josteling between the 7, 8, or 9 seed.