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Girls basketball
Lady Indians humble Oblong
OBLONG - Lawrenceville High School's girls basketball team will take a winning record into post-season play.

The Lady Indians closed out the regular season Friday with an easy 55-19 Little Illini Conference win over host Oblong. LHS finished 13-12 overall and 6-5 in the LIC.

Lawrenceville held the Lady Panthers to six points or less in every quarter. The Lady Indians led 13-6, 27-12 and 39-15 at the quarter stops.

Freshman Brianna Mefford had a big game for the Lady Indians with 15 points and 16 rebounds to pace the team in both categories. Sophomore Kelsie Ferrell added 12 points in the win.

LHS used a balanced attack to pull away from the Lady Panthers. Lawrenceville used 11 players in the game, and nine made their way into the scoring column.

Sophomore Taylor Smith paced Oblong with seven points.

The Lady Indians will take part in the Illinois High School Association Class 2A regional tournament this week at Mount Carmel. Play starts this evening as fourth-seeded Casey and fifth-seeded Robinson will play at 7 p.m.

Semifinal play is set for Wednesday. Top-seeded Marshall will play the Casey-Robinson winner at 6 p.m. Third-seed LHS and the second-seeded host Mount Carmel team are scheduled to play at 8.

The championship game is set for 7 p.m., Friday.

Lawrenceville 55, Oblong 19

LAWRENCEVILLE (55)

Mefford 7 1-6 15, Ferrell 6 2-2 12, Parrish 2 5-8 9, Waggoner 2 0-0 5, Frederick 2 0-2 4, Andrews 1 1-4 3, Wimberly 1 1-2 3, Vogel 1 0-0 2, Bellinger 1 0-0 2, Reynolds 0 0-0 0, Decker 0 0-0 0. Totals 22 10-24 55.

OBLONG (19)

Smith 3 0-2 7, Meese 1 2-2 4, Lockhart 2 0-0 4, Shipman 1 0-2 2, Pinkston 1 0-0 2, Wells 0 0-0 0, Spraggins 0 0-2 0. Totals 8 2-8 19.

3-point field goals: Lawrenceville 1 (Waggoner 1), Oblong 1 (Smith). Rebounds: Lawrenceville 34 (Mefford 16), Oblong 24. Turnovers: Lawrenceville 28, Oblong 39. Fouls: Lawrenceville 16, Oblong 18. Fouled out: Andrews, Meese.

Lawrenceville 13 14 12 16 - 55

Oblong 6 6 3 4 - 19



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