Story By: Dalton Bishop
Gas City- The Mississinewa Lady Indians Basketball team has had a Four year Varsity starter Erika Foy. As a Freshman Foy came into the season with high expectations out of herself, fellow teammates, and coaches. Foy averaged 7ppg 5reb and 1ast as a Freshman. She scored 13 points the most in one game as a Freshman on January 3, 2015. Foy commented “My Freshman year was good, but it could’ve been better.” Her Sophomore year the bugs were out of the way and she seemed to understand the Varsity game a little better, Foy averaged 14ppg 5.5reb and 1ast. “I Felt a lot more comfortable my Sophomore year because I had played with some of the girls and we understood how each other played at that point” Foy added. She scored a career high 26 points against Muncie Burris on January 7, 2016. As a Junior Foy’s stats improved a tad bit averaging 14.5ppg 6reb and 3ast. “As an upperclassman and playing Varsity for 3 years, I felt I had a lot of responsibility to lead the team” Foy stated. Finally as a Senior Erika Foy’s stats have peaked averaging 17.5ppg 9Reb and 2ast a game. She scored her career high on November 4, 2017 against Kokomo Taylor of 28 points. 12 games into the season she scored her 1,000th career point against Oak Hill. Foy scored 25 points in her final High School Basketball game. Foy ends her career scoring 1,096 points in 85 career games. She averaged 13ppg 6reb and 2ast in her high school career. Foy has recieved a few college offers but is currently undecided. Foy stated “I have had a lot fun and a lot of memories over the past Four years, I’m going to miss it but I am looking forward to the future.” Coach Omega Tandy added “We have been doing preventive things for Erika, we knew she had a career outside of this season.” “Erika’s heart is bigger then any element she might have.” Tandy said. Unfortunately we have lost her for the remainder of the season due to an injury, but we can look back on the memories of outstanding career of Erika Foy. We look forward to following Foy in college and we would like to wish her the best of luck in college and in her future.