The Elsberry Lady Indians finished off regular season play and headed into districts Riding a three game winning streak.
The team finished the season with a 17-7 record, 8-2 in conference play.
“We are finally starting to get into that groove and I think it’s a great momentum swing for us to end regular season play,” said Coach Kari Koch-Dowell.
Last week Elsberry played host to Montgomery County and Silex, and in-between traveled to Mark Twain for their final three games. The Ladies Indians took wins at every stop along the way.
Their first opponent for the week was the Wildcats from Montgomery County.
This contest turned out to be a game of free throws. Both teams combined for a total of 51 the 32 minute contest.
Going into the final quarter Elsberry held a slim four point lead, but senior Tess Weakly went 13 for 17 at the line to give Elsberry a 54-44 win.
Three players scored in double figures for the Lady Indians, led by Weakly with 23, followed by Megan Hagemeier and Tynesha Henderson with 10 each.
The host Lady Tigers of Mark Twain gave the Lady Indians a run for their money but in the end pulled it out 32-28.
Elsberry outscored their opponent in the first three quarters, never really being able to pull away by a lot. In the fourth quarter the Lady Tigers hit some important three point baskets to keep them close, but it wasn’t enough when the final buzzer sounded.
Hagemeier and Weakly both finished the game in double figures with 10 points each.
The final game of the season wasn’t much of a contest for the Lady Indians, but the bright spot of the night was the Senior Night Activities.
After one quarter Elsberry had a commanding 14-0 lead and increased that to 27-7 by halftime.
The final score was 46-18.
Leading the charge for her final regular season game of her high school career was Weakly with 24 points.
(Results from the District Tournament will be in the Feb. 27 issue of The Elsberry Democrat)