Lewis Cass fell to Class 3A No. 5 Twin Lakes 92-59 on Feb. 21. The Kings could not keep up with the Indians throughout the game due to the lack of shots and opportunities. 

Senior Evan Ohman sat out once again due to a knee injury. The team needed Ohman on the court against the Indians; however, they also need to make sure he is prepared and healthy for senior night as well as the sectional tournament. 

“You’ve got your best decision-maker who’s sitting there beside us; your best 3-point shooter sitting there beside us; your leading scorer there sitting beside us,” said Cass coach Jon Kitchel of Ohman. “He wouldn’t have made a 32-point difference. They shot the absolute lights out of it. I’m not going to say they were uncontested shots, we were closing out and it’d seem like they’d take another step back farther. But we’d seen them play and we knew what they were capable of doing.”

Twin Lakes, the Hoosier Conference runners-up in 2017, improved to 19-3 with losses to 3A No. 1 Culver Academy, 4A No. 3 Logansport and HC champion Northwestern.

For the Kings, senior Cohen Nies led Lewis Cass with 17 points and seven rebounds. Junior Kace Kitchel followed with 15 points and nine rebounds. Alec Eurit, a senior, added 12 points while junior Brady Johnson added six points and five rebounds. 

“You catch a team like this that’s hot on senior night with the emotions that are involved and you don’t match those emotions, then this is the outcome you get,” said Coach Kitchel. “It doesn’t define what our season’s been about. We still think we can make a run in the tournament.”

The road does not get any easier for the Kings (14-7) as they host 1A No. 1 Lafayette Central Catholic on Feb. 24 for senior night. The seniors include Ohman, Eurit, Cohen Nies and Brock Hadley. 

In the IHSAA Oak Hill Boys Basketball Sectional, the Kings face Manchester on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.