A 55-19 win over Sunbright at OHS Gymnasium Tuesday, Jan. 22, kept Oneida’s Lady Indians in contention for the No. 1 overall seed going into the District 4-A Tournament.
A visit from Coalfield on Monday is expected to prove crucial to that hunt; the Lady Yellow Jackets defeated Oneida earlier this season and are themselves in the hunt for the district’s top seed.
Tuesday’s game was postponed from Friday due to wintry weather.
Oneida’s defense set the tone in last week’s game against Sunbright, as the Lady Indians limited the Tigers to just 15 percent shooting from the field.
Sunbright finished the game with only five made field goals and did not hit double-digits on the scoreboard until the end of the third quarter.
One bright spot for the Tigers was the play of Brittany Keeton, who came off the bench to score 11 points.
On a night that saw 15 Lady Indians log points, freshman point guard Baylee Newport led the way with 11. Rachael Thomas and Micah Stephens each added eight.
The Lady Indians led 18-2 after the first quarter and never looked back, expanding the lead to 32-6 at halftime. The score was 41-10 entering the final period.
Oneida shot 41 percent from the field, including 45 percent from 3-point range, and out-rebounded Sunbright 33-20.
SCORING: Oneida — Newport 11, Thomas 8, M. Stephens 8, Robbins 5, Lay 5, Carson 3, B. Stephens 3, Kimla 3, Morgan 3, Terry 2, Williams 2, Caldwell 2. Sunbright — Keeton 11, Shannon 4, Smith 2, Kennedy 2.