For the Daily Journal

Indian Creek jumped on Owen Valley from the opening tip and rolled to a 55-34 win in the boys portion of a basketball doubleheader Friday in Trafalgar.

Earlier in the night, Owen Valley pulled away late with a 13-0 run to post a 60-50 win against Indian Creek in the girls game.

Indian Creek’s boys (2-0, 1-0 WIC) wasted little time taking control. An 8-0 run broke a 3-3 tie and the Braves rolled out to a 17-6 lead after the opening quarter. Only a 3-pointer by Owen Valley’s Cameron Marsh at the buzzer kept the lead from being worse.

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But it didn’t matter much. Indian Creek was just as hot in the second quarter, eventually taking a 37-12 lead into the locker room.

There was little the Braves didn’t do well in rolling out to the big lead.

“I thought defensively we were pretty good and I thought we rebounded well,” Indian Creek boys coach Drew Glentzer said. “We’ve still got a long way to go. But we were better than we were last week and we’ll be better than this next week. That’s the key, to get better every week.”

Owen Valley, meanwhile, could do little right. The Patriots turned the ball over 15 times in the first half and went just 3 of 10 from the free-throw line.

Indian Creek continued its hot play in the second half, leading 46-18 after three and by as many as 32 early in the fourth.

Jared DeHart led Indian Creek with 16 points and Zach Pugh chipped in 14.

The girls game was much closer, with the two teams battling for three and a half quarters before a cold spell late in the game doomed Indian Creek.

The Indians (4-5, 1-1 WIC) led 13-10 after the first quarter and 23-20 at the half before falling behind 38-37 after three quarters. But Creek opened the fourth strong, getting 3-pointers from Addie Rund and Celina McElroy and three other free throws to take a 46-43 lead with 4:58 left in the game.

But Indian Creek didn’t score again until there was less than a minute to play. Owen Valley, meanwhile, scored 13 straight points over that span to put the game away.

“I thought the girls were coming out and executing the game plan well, and for three and a half quarters we did exactly what we talked about,” Indian Creek girls coach Brian Ferris said. “(Owen Valley) was undefeated coming in and they have a lot of experience coming back. They had that momentum and they had that lead and it was hard to overcome.”

Rund hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored 17 points to lead Indian Creek while Caitlyn Snyder added 11 and Katie Burkman hit three 3-pointers for nine.{p style=”margin-bottom: 0in;”}Indian Creek has little time to rest before it hosts Crispus Attucks today at {span class=”aBn” data-term=”goog_1618360965”}{span class=”aQJ”}12:30 p.m.{/span}{/span}{p style=”margin-bottom: 0in;”}“It’s nice to have competitive teams and competitive games because you get situations during the game that you can’t simulate in practice,” Ferris said. “It’s just how we react to it. We need to learn from it and I think we will. They’ve been working hard all week.