Indians Play Hard, but Fall Short

The Indians hold their Silver Trophy high after a tough loss to Nevada.

High stakes and high hopes filled the air in Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday, March 7th as the PAC Indians took the floor. This greatly anticipated game resulted in a packed arena with excited fans lined up outside ready to cheer on their Indians over an hour before game time. When the game began, the girls matched up with the Nevada Cubs and quickly realized that height would not be the only difference maker in this game. After a close first half, the Indians hit shots that allowed them to lead into the second half. A rough 3rd quarter of being outscored 16-9 shifted the game into the favor of the Cubs. The game continued on in this fashion and soon the Indians hopes of a fire truck escort home on Saturday night faded. Although the girls never gave up, they fell short by 4 points. The Indians solemnly took second place after being defeated 58-54. Faith Meyer and Elle Ruffridge snagged two spots on the 3A All-Tournament team. Ruffridge, scoring 33 points in the Championship Final, was awarded the Captain position with a standing ovation. Indians fans stood with pride as the girls proved that with hard work, dedication, and a lot of heart -- great bridges would be crossed. The Indians left Wells Fargo Arena disappointed, but with a new thirst for victory in the 2015-2016 season. The Indians not only left everything on the floor, they also left the State Tournament knowing that PAC will be back.