PORTAGE | The Michigan City team that emerged from the locker room after halftime looked far different from the one that entered it at the break.
The Wolves outscored Portage 36-21 in the second half to turn a seven-point deficit at halftime into a 61-53 Duneland Athletic Conference win over the Indians on Thursday night.
Michigan City (7-10, 5-7 DAC) limited the Indians to five field goals in the second half. Portage shot 5-of-15 from the field in the second half.
Donovan Wilson led the Wolves with 17 points. Ryan Taylor added 16 points.
The Wolves used a 15-4 run in the third and fourth quarters to take a 47-39 lead.
The Indians came out strong in the first half thanks to a 12-of-13 showing at the free-throw line. Portage (9-11, 2-10) led by as many as 13, going ahead 25-12 on a drive from Luke Kizer.
Michigan City responded with an 11-0 run to get within two at 25-23 with two minutes to play in the half. The Wolves got baskets form Lacy Johnson, Ryan Taylor, A’Seante Clark and Wilson in the run.
Portage led 32-25 at halftime in spite of shooting 8-of-24 from the floor in the opening 16 minutes. The Indians were 4-of-10 on 3-pointers in the opening half.
Kizer was the offense for Portage in the second quarter. He scored 10 of his 21 points in the quarter.
The contest featured a combined 44 fouls and 52 free throw attempts.