Toledo Indians vs the Life Christian Academy Eagles
Last Saturday's game on February 23 at Tumwater High School, between the Toledo Indians and the Life Christian Academy Eagles, was well fought by the Indians. The final score not reflecting how good of a team the Indians are. Westin Wallace was a standout player with what seemed like endless rebounds, blocks, and 14 points. The Indians held the Eagles to their second lowest score of the season.
To start the game things didn't look good for the Indians, who fell to a 0-6 deficit. With a deep 3-pointer late in the first quarter, Andreas Malunat brought the Indians within one point at 7-8 to end the first quarter.
The Indians took an early second quarter lead with Brian Wood's spectacular 3-point shot. As the second quarter progressed Life Christian pulled ahead by 7 points. Bryce Marcil blocked a shot with 2 minutes left in the quarter invigorating the Indians and their fans. With the extra momentum from Marcil's block, Andreas Malunat closed out the quarter again, this time with two 3-pointers. Malunat's 3-pointers brought the Eagles lead down to three points going into halftime.
The third quarter is where the Indians shined and showed their potential going into the state tournament outscoring the Eagles 15-13 for the quarter. The Indians took the lead on four different occasions with the help of Wallace who scored 9 of his 14 points in the quarter. At the end of the third quarter, the Eagles still held a 37-36 lead.
Toledo scored the first points of the fourth quarter to take the lead, but couldn't hang on from there. The Eagles went on a run while the Indians got themselves into foul trouble. The Eagles outscored the Indians 19-11 in the fourth quarter with 10 of their points coming from free throws.
With a hard-fought game last Saturday, hopefully, Toledo will be playing with gusto at the State tournament starting February 27. Go Indians, we are rooting for you!!