West Side Cougars
EAST CHICAGO | In the blink of an eye, it was easy to see that a different E.C. Central boys basketball team walked out of the locker room after halftime.
HAMMOND | Neither West Side nor Hammond wants to limp into the boys basketball postseason, but a sluggish first half of Friday's season finale left both coaches shaking their heads after the game.
GARY | When it comes to public school basketball in Gary, West Side is still the big cat in the yard.
MISHAWAKA | West Side coach Rod Fisher said that if a team could figure out a way to slow down or stop Dana Evans, the Cougars could be beat.
MISHAWAKA | While Merrillville couldn't keep the ball when it needed it, West Side used its speed-driven offense to impress.
GARY | The West Side girls basketball Class of 2015 was packed with talent and dominating the Cougars' offensive categories for two seasons.
GARY | West Side coach Murray Richards said that his team was starting to turn the corner in Thursday’s 57-56 loss to Munster.
Amy Govert has been through it. The girls basketball coach at Merrillville represents most of the basketball fans in Indiana. She, like many, believe something has to change in regards to the IHSAA state basketball tournaments.
LOWELL | West Side’s offense was clicking on all cylinders from the opening tip of Saturday’s Class 4A sectional title game against Lowell, and freshman Dana Evans played a big role in that.
LOWELL | With two minutes left in Friday's Lowell Sectional semifinal, West Side junior Tinon Hunter stole the ball, ripping it from the hands of Lake Central's Lindsay Kusbel and scored.
LOWELL | There was one singular reason to drive to Lowell on Friday night. It was to take in the West Side-Lake Central Class 4A sectional semifinal showdown.
GARY | A half of a second was all that stood between West Side and a monumental upset over Times No. 2 Munster on Thursday.
LOWELL | Highland had one part of its game plan against Lake Central executed in the first half of Wednesday's sectional quarterfinal.
CHESTERTON | West Side’s girls basketball program has a bright future.
The Times analysis team discusses West Side recruits (and cousins) Lonnie & Jon'Vae Johnson.
GARY | When you're on a roll the one thing you want to do is keep it going. No step backs. No slow downs. No nothing like that.
ST. JOHN | A matchup of potential sectional opponents was a dogfight as Times No. 1 Lake Central topped No. 3 West Side 68-60 on Wednesday night.
Bowman Academy sophomore Akil McClain got a call around 7 p.m. Tuesday from coach Marvin Rea. Senior Arthur Haggard was too sick to participate in the Rumble's 3-point contest.
HAMMOND | The final play was not designed for DeJah Joshua to take the last shot of the game.
HAMMOND | The lights were on, bright and burning. Some emotion and star-gazing filled the fans at the Hammond Civic Center on Wednesday.
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