Lady Hillclimbers fall to Oakwood in sectional semi-finals


In Division II tournament action, Urbana fell to Oakwood 75-68 in the sectional semi-finals at Tecumseh High School.

The Lady Hillclimbers would jump out to an early 10-point, 18-8 lead in the first quarter and would hold off the Lumberjacks, taking a 23-15 advantage into the second quarter.


Oakwood would tighten their defense and continued to fight leading them to take a 33-31 advantage into the halftime break.


Much like Urbana did to start the game, Oakwood would go on a big run in the third quarter, pushing their lead up to 12 points.

Down 52-43 heading into the fourth, the Hillclimbers would cut the Lumberjacks’ lead to three, but time was not on the side of Urbana as Oakwood would prevail with a 75-68 victory.

The Hillclimbers were led by their young backcourt in sophomore Peyton Mounce and freshman Alex Dixon, scoring 19 points each. Senior Reagan Cotner finished with 14 and sophomore Lyza Forson pitched in 12.

Urbana finishes the year 17-7.

Oakwood was led by their senior Emma Neff who tossed in 20 points.

The Lumberjacks will take on Tippecanoe in the sectional final Thursday back at Tecumseh High School.

In the Division III Central District semi-finals, the Mechanicsburg girls ran past Elgin 60-19.

The Lady Indians will host Northmor Friday evening at 7 p.m. in the sectional finals.