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Girls basketball: Katie Bobos, Mackenzie Kreutz lead Lowell past East Chicago

Updated: December 19, 2012 4:02PM



LOWELL — After grabbing a lead in the first quarter, Lowell methodically pulled away for the next three quarters, resulting in a 51-29 victory over East Chicago Central.

“We did three things: we played together, we played good defense from start to finish, and we rebounded well,” Lowell head coach Matt Welsh said.

Lowell’s (2-0) offense was led by the scoring duo of seniors Katie Bobos and Mackenzie Kreutz. Bobos had 17 points on 7 of 15 shooting, despite fouling out with 4:28 remaining. Kreutz scored a game-high 19 points, included 11-of-13 shooting from the free throw line.

“We have plays designed for Mackenzie and I to run off of each other,” said Bobos, who frequently set up Kreutz with bounce passes into the paint. “We’ve been working on those for the last three weeks; I know exactly where she’s going to be.”

Neither offense was able to get on track during the first quarter, as EC (2-3) committed five turnovers and Lowell shot 3-for-15 from the floor in the opening period, which ended with the Red Devils ahead 8-4.

“There’s a difference between not executing and missing shots, and we were just missing shots,” said Welsh.

After scoring six of her team’s points in the first, Bobos continued to be the Lowell catalyst in the second, scoring eight more points. Combined with six points from Kreutz, Lowell extended its advantage to a 24-15 halftime lead.

“We go through some scoring lulls,” said EC head coach Eric Kundich. “We just have to find a way. I’m frustrated that we can’t put the ball in the basket. We have to find a way to score a little bit easier.”

The Red Devils continued to extend their lead in the third, holding the Cardinals to one point for the first seven minutes of the period. Lowell led 33-20 after three quarters and then sealed the victory with a 14-4 run to open the fourth.



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