COALFIELD, Tenn. | It wasn’t easy. Lady Jacket center Alexis Morrison had a lot to do with that.
Coalfield’s senior post finished with 22 points and 21 rebounds. But Oneida prevailed nonetheless, scoring a 64-59 win to complete a season sweep of the Yellow Jackets.
Oneida led by as much as 10 points early in the fourth quarter, then had to hang on for dear life against the Lady Jackets, who did not lead in the second half. The two teams switched the lead six times in the first half, but Oneida never trailed by more than four points.
Oneida struggled from the free throw line, hitting just 53% of its attempts. Coalfield, meanwhile, was lights out from the free throw line, and that allowed the Lady Jackets an opportunity to sneak back into the game late.
The Lady Indians shot 44% from the field. Coalfield shot 43%.
Oneida sophomore Lydia Kline scored a career-high 13 points and was named the IHSN’s First National Bank Player of the Game. Kelsey Pike had 16 points, six rebounds and five steals, and was named the Trophy Masters Hustle Award winner.
Not surprisingly, with a decided size advantage inside and Morrison’s dominant night on the glass, Coalfield had a big rebounding advantage, 38 to 20.
ONEIDA (64): Pike 16, Kline 13, Bush 9, Elmore 7, Terry 6, West 5, G. Shoemaker 4, Russ 2, Smith 2.
COALFIELD (59): Morrison 22, Jackson 14, West 12, Isham 5, Carroll 2, Wilson 2, Byrd 2.