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CHURUBUSCO â Following an emotional loss to Columbia City Friday night, Whitkoâs girls basketball team responded with a win against the countyâs other Lady Eagles, Churubusco.
âItâs tough to play two county rivals back-to-back like that,â Whitko Head Coach Brandon Bradley said. âThereâs always a fear of a let down after last (Friday) nightâs loss.â
The Lady Wildcats traveled to âBusco Saturday and won 56-37.
Olinske had 17 points â and Bradley is happy with her progress.
âWeâve been working on making her a more complete shooter; not just a set shooter,â Bradley said. âSheâs doing a great job adjusting.â
Bradley said the team as a whole is doing a good job adjusting to new offensive and defensive schemes.
âTheyâre still learning a lot. We have a whole new system,â Bradley said.
Lady Eagle Savannah LaBenz scored three of her six points in the fourth quarter, but the rally wasnât enough to beat the Lady Wildcats, with the score settling at 56-37.
âBuscoâs Coach Perlich gave Whitkoâs defense credit for their efforts.
âTheir defense took us out of the game. Theyâre athletic, theyâre scrappy and theyâre quick,â Perlich said. âWe couldnât get the ball where we needed it to go.â
After an emotional loss to Columbia City the night before, Bradley was proud of the teamâs effort.
âThey played very well with all things considered,â Bradley said. âNot once in all three of our games have I doubted the teamâs effort. I havenât seen anybody not working hard.â
Bradley said the team is looking forward to taking some time to relax before hosting Elkhart Memorial Saturday.
Churubusco will travel to Lakeland Christian Tuesday.
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