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Indians sweep Bobcats

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By Brody Jones

Great things sometimes come in threes. For the Oneida Lady Indians, they used five three-pointers to down the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats 34-30 Friday night. 

Oneida took an early 8-2 lead, but the Lady 'Cats got within 8-7 at the end of the first period. The Lady 'Cats kept the momentum in the second period and took the lead going into the locker room by a 17-14 margin. 

The Lady Indians started the third period on a 6-0 run to take a 20-17 lead, but Oliver Springs rebounded to tie the game up at 23-23 going into the final period.  

Oneida, however, pulled away down the stretch to take the 34-30 win.

The Lady 'Cats had a 26-24 edge on the boards but lost in team steals, 10-5, and in three-point shots, 5-2. Oneida was led in scoring by Alex Bond (13 points, 7 boards), Stevi Jeffers (9 points), and Stevie Yaden (6 points) with Abby Burchfield and Ali Love (5 boards each) also contributing in the win. 

Oliver Springs was led in scoring by Kelsey Christopher (9 points), Kellie Ball (6 points), and Sarah Davis (5 points, 5 boards).

Oliver Springs (30) Christopher 9, Ball 6, Davis 5, Giles 3, Fitch 3, Martin 2, Carter 1, Murray 1.

Boys Game

The rebuilding season continues for the Oliver Springs Bobcats as they dropped a 59-36 decision to the Oneida Indians. 

The Indians rolled early to an 11-3 lead at the end of the first period and used a 16-5 run in the second period to help propel them to a 27-12 half time lead. 

Oneida stretched their lead to 45-27 at the end of the third period and added five points to their lead in the final period to take the 59-36 win. 

Oneida had a 33-27 edge on the boards and a 10-2 edge in team steals. 

Oneida was led in scoring by Jake Wright (21 points, 15 boards), Noah Duncan (10 points), Clay Jeffers (9 points), Tanner Boshears (6 points, 5 boards) and Cole West (6 points).

Oliver Springs was led in scoring by Cary Gann (9 points), Michael Taylor (8 points), John Simms (7 points), and Jordan Romero (7 points).

 Oliver Springs (36) Gann 9, Taylor 8, Simms 7, Romero 7, McBee 2, Crisp 2, Sweet 2.