Junior Anna Reimink of LCA puts a lot of air under her feet while racing the ball upcourt. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union
Junior Anna Reimink of LCA puts a lot of air under her feet while racing the ball upcourt. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union
WINONA LAKE – Hope Fancil scored 25 points and Jess Slone had a double-double with 12 points and a dozen rebounds, leading Lakeland Christian Academy to a 66-43 non-conference girls basketball win over visiting Caston Thursday night.

Anna Reimink tallied 11 points in the winning effort. Fancil, Tori Calizo and Brady Gross pulled down six rebounds each for the Lady Cougars.

Gross had six points, Calizo scored five, Abigail Fishel tallied four and Maddie Paris  recorded three points to round out the Lady Cougars’ scoring.

Lakeland Christian led 13-9 after the first quarter, and expanded the lead to seven by halftime. The Lady Cougars opened a 46-30 advantage after the third quarter and outscored the Lady Comets 20-13 over the final eight-minute period.

Paris had a team-high four assists, and Reimink was credited with six steals. Fancil recorded five blocks in the contest.

The junior varsity game went to Caston, 26-15 over LCA.

Now 11-8 overall, Lakeland Christian plays a key Hoosier Plains Conference game Saturday afternoon at South Bend Trinity. The Lady Cougars, who can do no worse than a tie, would claim the inaugural conference title outright with a victory.



LAKELAND CHRISTIAN 66, CASTON 43

C    9    13    8    13    –    43

LCA    13    16    17    20    –    66

Caston – Brianna Hubenthal 16, Ashlynn Kline 13, Clinger 11, Aubrey Dague 2, Sophie Jellison 1.

LCA – Hope Fancil 25, Jess Slone 12, Anna Reimink 11, Brady Gross 6, Tori Calizo 5, Abigail Fishel 4, Maddie Paris 3.

LCA statistics: Rebounds – Slone 12, Gross 6, Fancil 6, Calizo 6, Paris 3, Reimink 2, Fishel 1; Assists – Paris 4, Reimink 2, Calizo, Gross, Fancil; Steals – Reimink 6, Fancil 5, Calizo 3, Gross 2, Paris; Blocks – Fancil 5, Gross 4, Slone 2.

Records: Caston 6-14, LCA 11-8

JV – Caston 26, Lakeland Christian 15