Despite not being as clean as they would’ve liked, the Indians had little trouble taking care of Peotone with a balanced attack.
Jaylynn Vana attacked the basket for 15 points while Sarah Ness and Josie Ness each had eight points and Cheyann Mitchell added six points. Ava Knepper, Vana and Josie Ness each collected seven rebounds.
“It was our first game coming off a break and while it wasn’t always pretty, it worked,” Johnson said. “We came out pretty fresh and had our legs to build those leads and it was just a matter of playing ball our way, not somebody else’s way, and I’m so proud of how hard we played defense.”
Against Somonauk, Sandwich jumped out to an 11-0 lead, Sarah Ness scoring nine of the Indians' first 11 points. Somonauk was within 16-12 at halftime, but four different Sandwich girls scored in the third quarter to open up a seven-point lead. The Indians, then held Somonauk scoreless in the fouth quarter to pull away.
"What I had to say in the locker room after the game was this, 'Good teams find a way to win even when they don't always play well,'" Johnson said. "Even though our shots were not falling, and we got frustrated at times, as a team we stuck together on defense and made it work."