On a night when scoring was difficult, the Whiteland girls basketball team closed out its regular season with an exceptional defensive performance.
The Warriors forced 25 turnovers and limited host Greenfield-Central to just 11 made baskets on the way to a 46-32 win.
Pressing off of made baskets, Whiteland forced six turnovers and turned a 6-2 deficit into a 17-8 lead during a four-minute stretch. Senior Michaela Harris scored seven of her nine first-half points during that span.
Whiteland took a 21-14 lead into halftime and appeared to be on its way to an easy win until the Warriors ran into offensive issues of their own.
They went ice cold from the field and endured a four-minute scoring drought in the third quarter. The Cougars crept as close as 24-21 with 3:37 to play in the period before three Warriors seniors put the game away.