Lakeland Christian made a statement in a big win against North Miami. Tuesday night, it came back with another earmark game, winning 64-54 at Granger Christian in a Hoosier Plains Conference matchup.
Jake Harmon and Josh McDaniel helped pace movement in each half, Harmon was electric from three-point range in the first half with four treys, hitting five overall and finishing with 18 points. McDaniel had just two points at the break, but came back with 16 points in the second half to also finish with 18 points, hitting four threes of his own.
Landon Twombly also had a huge night for the Cougars, recording 15 points, 10 rebounds four steals and four assists in one of his bigger contributions of the season.
“In the first half, we were too slow and not fully focused,” said LCA head coach Chris Hohm. “Jake Harmon kept us in it with hitting four threes in the first half. We talked at halftime about everyone doing their job and stepping up in the second half.
“Landon Twombly got things rolling for us with 4 points, a steal, and a rebound in the first minute of the second half. That set the tone the rest of the way. We executed well down the stretch with Josh McDaniel getting back-to-back threes on the same play.”
Mike Mudd would lead Granger Christian with 20 points, hitting four shots from downtown. Micah Geopfrich and Nathan Enswiler combined for 24 points and nine rebounds. Granger would hit eight three-pointers in all to stay in the game.
LCA moves to 7-7 overall and 2-0 in HPC play, with another big challenge Thursday at Elkhart Christian.
A gigantic second quarter for LCA’s girls basketball team propelled them to a 45-30 win at Granger Christian.
Leading just 9-8 after one quarter, LCA went on a 18-2 run in the second, holding the hosts to just one field goal while opening up the 17-point halftime advantage.
Several Lady Cougars impacted the win, led by Hope Fancil’s 16 points, five rebounds and four steals. Tori Calizo had 13 points, Anna Reimink totaled five points, six rebounds, five assists, three steals and three blocks, and Brady Gross and Jess Slone combined for 11 points and had eight rebounds apiece.
LCA improves to 10-8 overall and will host Caston Thursday.