For an instant Tuesday night at Columbus North High School, the Whiteland girls basketball team was flirting with a possible upset of the
No. 1-ranked Bull Dogs.
Then, seemingly in the blink of an eye, the threat was pretty much over.
Lady Warriors’ coach Kyle Shipp had it right when he said North’s 59-44 victory was accomplished because of “a little too much Ali Patberg.”
In that third quarter, Whiteland (9-10) cut North’s lead to 33-25 on two free throws by freshman Kate White. North was out of sorts on offense and Whiteland was a couple of defensive stands away from pushing the Bull Dogs (21-0) to the limit.