“Haley’s quickness and grit really showed as she stepped up wanting the ball,” May said. “And, Allie (Lake) face guarded Nash and shut her down, that was the key.”
Despite her extra defensive duties guarding Nash, Lake still paced the Warriors’ offensive total with 21 of her 24 points coming after the break. Maleha Motter was close behind with 19 points, 16 coming after halftime. Motter was the top force on the boards, leading everyone with 14 rebounds.
Nash added 11 rebounds to her 31 points for the Sparkplugs. Regan Hubbard recorded 11 points for the Sparkplugs.
Danville improved to 5-5 with the win. The Warriors are now off until Jan. 8th when they head to Tri-West to open the Hendricks County Tournament against Cascade.
“This (win) was a huge morale boost for us,” May said. “We had really been on a downslope lately. To see us really put it together and play team basketball was huge and gives us some confidence going into the ccounty tournament.”