The Lake Central Indians have yet another stellar season going under Head Coach Dave Milausnic, who is 132-79 in ten years at Lake Central. So far this season the Indians are 15-3. There losses have been to Bowman Academy, Arsenal Tech and East Chicago Central.
LC has been able to upgrade the schedule now that they are free of the restrictions of the Duneland Conference's ridiculous round robin schedule. Adding games with Andrean, Bowman, Tech and SB Adams have helped their cause.
Once again leading the charge is 6-7 big man Tyler Wideman. The Butler recruit has lost nearly 50 pounds since his freshman campaign. So far this season he is avergaing 16 points and 7 rebounds per game. It will be interesting to see where he fits in at Butler. Will he be big enough to play forward now that Butler is a member of the Big East. For now his worry is on the upcoming IHSAA Sectional at East Chicago. The Indians open with a game vs Highland. A second round rematch with East Chicago could be on the horizon. Of Couse Munster also looms as a potential sectional opponent.
Back to lead the Indiana backcourt is four year lettermen Tye Wilburn. The 6-0 senior who has an offer from IPFW is at 13 ppg. and 4.4 assists per game. Wilburn is a solid floor leader and improved shooter.
The player who has stepped up this season is 6-5 senior Tyler Ross. The versatile Ross is capable of knocking down three or banging in the paint and is averaging 9 ppg. 5-10 junior Joe Bannister (5.6 ppg) is great compliment to Wilburn in the backcourt. 6-4 senior banger Cory Dickelman rounds out the starters. Sharp shooting 5-11 senior Matt Meneghetti and speedy 5-8 senior Robert Ryan lead the bench.
A strong sophomore class is led by Gage Ray (5-9), Skyler Smith (5-9), Sean Griffin (5-8), Ethan Darter (6-4) and Frank Dijak (6-4).