Greyhounds girls basketball team prepares to face the Anderson Indians tonight

Caleb Shaffer

The Carmel Greyhounds girls basketball team is preparing to face the Anderson Indians tonight in their fifth straight road game of the season. The Greyhounds lost last Friday against the Center Grove Trojans by a score of 48-34, and followed that game up with a win against the Fort Wayne South Side Archers 67-49. Greyhounds head coach Erin Trimpe said the win against the Archers was a good win after their loss to the Trojans. “We had a really tough night on Friday against Center Grove, I was not happy with the energy and the execution that we came out with, so it said a lot about our girls to come in the next day and take a road trip to Fort Wayne and grab a very good win against a very good team,” Trimpe said.

    Tonight, the Greyhounds travel to Anderson, Indiana to face the Indians who are 8-9 and have won four of their games in conference play. The Indians are led by senior Staisha Hamilton who is averaging 17.9 points per game, and sophomore Tyra Ford who is averaging a double-double with 21.3 points per game and 10.1 rebounds per game.

Reagan Hune, Greyhounds forward and senior said that her team has to have enough confidence in each other to get the win tonight. “We have to keep them off of the boards, they’re a very good rebounding team and they get after it. We just have to have enough confidence in our teammates to make sure we box out and grab rebounds, we have to jump on them early. They don’t like to keep the ball in the half court very long, so we have to push the ball offensively and contain their quickness in the halfcourt,” Hune said.

Trimpe said she wants to use the Greyhounds size advantage against the Indians to their advantage tonight. “We have a significant size advantage over them so we’re really looking to utilize that, not only with our post players, but with our entire roster in general. We want to come in and set the tone, limit our turnovers and finish at the basket through contact and I think we should be in good shape,” Trimpe said.

The Greyhounds first sectional game is on January 29, and while the opponent is yet to be announced, Hune said that the time for the little mistakes must come to an end. “When we’re going up against great teams, we can’t have mistakes happen, we have to be disciplined and be able to buy into what the coaches are saying, and we just have to have enough faith in our teammates to get the job done.

The Greyhounds tip off against the Indians at 7:30 p.m.