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.