Brownsburg cut Ben Davis’ lead to 44-43 after a Mavunga layup and free throw from freshman Aliyah Walker with 1:53 remaining.
Ben Davis made 3 of 7 free throws in the final two minutes to hold on to the win.
With starting two freshman, Lentz liked what he saw out of his team in the first game.
“I learned that they have a lot of heart and that the young kids will play hard,” he said. “Those things are hard to teach. I like what we can become toward the end of the year.”
Mavunga, a North Carolina commit, had 13 of her 23 points in the second half to get the Bulldogs back in the contest. The rest of her team shot 3 for 15 in the final two periods.
“In the second half, she (Mavunga) got on the block and made some great moves,” Brauman said. “We had other girls who got their shots, they just didn’t hit their shots.”
Besides practicing free throws, Brauman said she wants her team to work on responding better to adversity.
“We’ve got to have some resilience,” she said. “I thought when times got tough we started feeling sorry for ourselves and we’ve got a tough schedule so we’ve got a long ways to go.”