ONEIDA | The Lady Indians wrapped up a regular season District 3-A championship on Friday with a dominating, 86-50 win over Wartburg.
The Lady Indians jumped out to a 20-3 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, cruising to the lopsided victory on a night when 14 different players would wind up in the scoring column.
Kelsey Pike led the way with 15 points, while Elli West had 12 and Braelyn Russ added 10.
Oneida shot a blistering 58% from the field, and completed 81% of its free throw tries.
The Lady Indians were dominant on the glass, out-rebounding Wartburg 33 to 12. Defensively, Oneida forced Wartburg into 23 turnovers.
Kaylee Ledford scored 14 points to lead the Bulldogs, while Madi Shadden added 12.
The 17-point first quarter lead turned into a 41-18 halftime lead. Oneida continued to expand the margin in the third quarter, and led 69-32 going into the final period.
Ali Smith had a team-high five assists. Raylie Bush led the team with four steals.
Oneida shot 40% in the first half, but was a scorching 83% in the second half, going 20 of 24 from the field in the third and fourth quarters.
Even more impressive: the Lady Indians were 20 of 21 from inside the perimeter in the second half.
Oneida’s win over Wartburg, coupled with Coalfield’s 73-51 win over Sunbright, allowed the Lady Indians to secure the top seed in the district with two games remaining. Oneida still has not lost in district play, with games remaining against Sunbright and Oliver Springs.
ONEIDA (86): Pike 15, West 12, Russ 10, Bush 8, Elmore 7, Kline 6, Marcum 6, Stiltner 5, G. Shoemaker 4, Jones 4, Martin 3, Terry 2, K. Shoemaker 2, Terry 2.
WARTBURG (51): Ledford 14, Shadden 12, Williams 7, Melton 6, Hood d6, Armes 3, Sherrill 2.