“They have an awful lot to learn about the game, about playing hard and about trying to apply the lessons in practice,” Lentz said of his team.
It has been a season of close contests for the Giants, with each of their first three games being decided by just four points. After winning their opener over Brownsburg, 47-43, the Giants lost to No. 10 Pike, 46-42, and Perry Meridian, 61-57.
It could be a few more games until the girls finally hit their stride. The team entered the year with only two players with varsity experience.
Last year’s team went on a hot streak late, going 9-1 in their final 10 games. If anything, Lentz hopes the outcome of this game can get a fire under the girls and get them more focused.
“I think in a way we needed this because hopefully, it will be a good wake up call,” he said. “I’ll find out more in the next week or so whether or not we really learned from this.”
The Giants play North Central in the Marion County tournament, starting tonight.