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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Indians topple Madill to secure 20-win season

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  • MADILL — Megan Shelton scored 22 points and the No. 6 Plainview Indians routed Madill 63-37 to earn its 20th win of the season.
    The Indians (20-3) will head into the postseason on a eight-game winning streak, and with Hayden Hunt playing at an entirely new level. The sophomore has emerged as a consistent scoring threat for Plainview, following up a 23-point performance against Lone Grove with a 17-point game against the Wildcats.
    Head coach Andy Bloodworth cited maturity, both for Hunt and his team, as a big part of what has led to the Indians' current streak.
    "We're still a young team, but we're learning," Bloodworth said. "And I can't say enough about the senior leadership and how they've guided this group."
    The Plainview defense also continued its strong performance. After a shaky start in which it allowed some easy buckets early, the Indians absolutely locked down Madill (11-12) for the middle portion of the game, allowing just 10 points from the latter half of the second quarter to the 4-minute mark of the fourth quarter.
    "We talk about holding teams under 40, and we accomplished that," Bloodworth said. "I thought we did a good job of coming in and accomplishing our defensive goals."
    Plainview also managed to bottle up Madill leading scorer Kaylen Sweat, who finished with 11 points to lead the Wildcats.
    Spencer White
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