McLEANSBORO, Ill. — Chaylee Shick scored seven of her career-high 23 points ina big first-quarter surge for Lawrenceville, and the Indians held off Gallatin County, 54-41, to stay perfect in the Hamilton County Thanksgiving girls basketball tournament Friday.

Jayley Akers joined Shick in double figures with 18 points, and Katelyn Higginbotham was next with seven points, to go with seven rebounds, five assists and four steals. Aubrey Bedwell also grabbed seven boards, and Akers had four steals and three assists.

Audrey Jackson had all six points for the Hawks (2-4) in the opening period as the Indians built an 18-6 lead, and the margin stayed around that the rest of the way. Lawrenceville (5-0) went up 31-18 at halftime and built the advantage to 44-27 through three periods. Shick also tallied seven in the third, including two 3-pointers, and hit all four of her free throws in the final stanza.

Carly Foster had 15 to lead Gallatin County, and Jackson had 14.

The Indians go for the championship in the Hamilton County tournament today, facing Edwards County at 1 p.m. CST, and the hosts at 6:30 p.m.

VU baseball hosts youth camp Dec. 14

Vincennes University is accepting registration for its Winter Youth Baseball Camp at Beless Gym on Dec. 14.

The clinic runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and the cost is $55 through next Friday. It’s $60 after that date, and includes a T-shirt and pizza party for lunch. Families sending two campers can receive a 10 percent discount, and if three or more kids are attending from the same family, special accommodations can be made.

Campers are asked to bring their own equipment with their name on each item, and tennis shoes should be worn. There is a no-refund policy, however, if those signed up are unable to attend or weather forces a cancellation, credit will be given toward a future camp.

For more information, or to make plans for more than two campers, contact VU baseball coach Chris Barney at 812-888-4429 or by email at

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