Milan Indians claim triple hardwood victories over the Jac-Cen-Del Eagles

Gary Franklin

Some of Indiana basketballs finest moments have been realized when local teams meet on the hardwood in competition. The Thursday, Feb. 13, regular season match-up between conference foes, hosting Milan Indians and the visiting Jac-Cen-Del Eagles, would bring home a subtle reminder of just that.

Left, at 6'8", Jac-Cen-Del Eagle sophomore Evan Borgman (40) easily controls the opening tip against 6'1" Milan Indian senior Logan Karsteter (33).

The tribes’ varsity boys led by Coach Josh Blankinship defeated the JCD Eagles, led by new Coach Perry Nash, by a mere two points at 72-70, after an overtime period was played.

Ironic as it is, the visiting JCD Eagles (prior to consolidation) were at one time called the Osgood Cowboys, and this event in many ways simulated an old time Indian v. Cowboy, western where at different times it would seem one had the upper hand, only to check back a few moments later to find the opposite seeming to be the fact.

Not before an overtime period was completed could a winner be designated, with Milan gaining the upper hand to squeeze out the 72-70, two point victory.

At game time, when starting lineups were announced, the Indians were starting a couple of different players than had been normal. Intent on seeing the cause through the remainder of the team gutted up and saw their intentions met by game’s end.









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