Playing in their first game of the new decade, the Mississinewa Indians began 2020 with a loss, as giveaways proved costly in a 62-29 loss to the Norwell Knights.
The Indians trailed by the onset, failing behind 18-10 after the first quarter and 26-16 at halftime.
Norwell blew the game open in the third quarter, outscoring the Indians 22-4 in the period.
“We just had too many turnovers,” Mississinewa Head Coach Laura Friday said. “We were prepared, but we were making silly decisions. They switched it up between man and 1-3-1, but we shot ourselves in the foot. We made some silly passes and kept the ball too long.”
The Knights cruised the rest of the way, handing Mississinewa their sixth loss of the season.
Stats were not readily made available for the contest, but Friday was pleased with the play of senior Laekyn Emmons and sophomore Mia Catey.
“I think Mia had a really good game,” Friday said. “She is starting to shoot a little bit better now, and she is starting to shoot with confidence. Laekyn Emmons stepped up in a leadership role today. Some of our other players were struggling a little bit, and she stepped up vocally. She did a really good job in helping us get through the game.”