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With the absence of Steven Foster in the lineup, Ingomar did not skip a beat, defeating West Union, 63-33, on Saturday.
“He got a scratch right under his eye and was told not to play for the next week,” coach Norris Ashley said. “The doctors do not want sweat or anything causing an infection.”
Stepping up for the Falcons was Henry Foster, who scored a game-high 24 points. Ingomar held a 10-point lead after the first quarter, and expanded that lead to 16 at the half.
“Henry stepped up good, and it’s about time, because he is capable of doing that,” Ashley said. “When he wants to play, he’s an awfully good basketball player. I’ve been waiting for that breakout game from him, and we got it.”
Laquain Foster hit a three-pointer right before the half, finishing with 15 points, followed by Denzel Siddell with 12 points. Ashley was most pleased with the offensive effort, hoping it continues once Steven returns from injury.
“We’ve been depending on Steven to do a lot of it this year, and it’s not a blessing, but it’s fortunate for us to not have him and still be successful,” Ashley said. “We were clicking pretty good, but we need people to step up and contribute so that when Steven comes back, we’ll be that much better.”
Chase Taylor and Will Busby each had nine points for West Union.
Ingomar 41 West Union 33 (girls)
Reid Little scored 17 points, helping the Lady Falcons overcome an early deficit in its win at West Union.
Ingomar found themselves down 13-9 after the first quarter, but Little led the second quarter scoring with eight points.
Kate Webb scored eight of her 12 points in the second half, helping Ingomar pull away for the win.
Julianna Garner led West Union with 15 points.
Both teams were in action again on Monday, with West Union hosting Myrtle and Ingomar traveling to Houlka.