MIDDLE POINT — A quick and aggressive Lincolnview defense trapped and cut off passing lanes effectively all night long in a 54-23 thrashing of Edgerton in Wednesday night’s Division IV sectional semifinal. The 7th seeded (in the Defiance district) Lady Lancers (10-13) advance to play at 2nd seeded Wayne Trace (15-6) Saturday night at 7:00. Edgerton, seeded 13th, ends its season at 1-20.

Lincolnview jumped out to a 6-0 lead and was up 11-3 after one, during which the Lady Bulldogs committed nine turnovers. It was more of the same in the second — eight more Edgerton turnovers and the home team’s lead upped to 29-7 at the half. After three, the Lancers led 46-15, and the visitors had 24 turnovers.

A running clock for most of the fourth quarter cut down on Lincolnview’s offensive output and on Bulldog turnovers. One of Edgerton’s two seniors, sub Rylei Moreno, hit two free throws and a 3-pointer for a game-ending 5-0 run to get the Bulldogs into the 20’s.

Lincolnview shot an excellent 50 percent (23 of 46) from the field, though only 1 of 10 from long range. Edgerton had major trouble getting off any decent shots and hit only 26 percent (6 of 23) from the field, including 3 of 8 from beyond the arc. The Lancers were also better from the line — 64 percent (7 of 11) to 50 percent (8 for 16).

Lincolnview won the boards 23-15. Edgerton ended the night with a whopping 26 turnovers; Lincolnview wasn’t great in that category either — 15.

Lancer scoring was led by junior Zadria King, junior Kendall Bollenbacher, sophomore Makayla Jackman, and sophomore sub Carsyn Looser with 15, 10, 10, and 10. Looser and King were the leading rebounders with 8 and 7. Bollenbacher and senior Annie Mendenhall were tops in assists with 4 each.

Moreno led Edgerton with 10, and she was the only Bulldog with more than three.

Edgerton (23)

Brianna Wickerham 0-2 0-2 0, Taylor Smith 1-3 0-0 3, Audrey Schroeder 1-1 1-2 3, Grace Schroeder 0-2 0-0 0, Dominique Fort 0-1 2-2 2, Rylei Moreno 2-4 5-8 10, Noelle Ritter 0-3 0-2 0, Addie Cape 1-5 0-0 3, Holly Stark 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 6-23 8-16 23.

Lincolnview (54)

Makayla Jackman 4-10 2-2 10, Sami Sellers 1-3 2-2 4, Kendall Bollenbacher 4-8 2-3 10, Zadria King 7-11 1-2 15, Annie Mendenhall 2-5 0-0 5, Annie Renner 0-1 0-0 0, Andi Webb 0-0 0-0 0, Emma Hatcher 0-0 0-0 0, Addysen Stevens 0-0 0-0 0, Carsyn Looser 5-8 0-2 10. Totals 23-46 7-11 54.

3-point shooting: E 3/8 (Smith, Cape, Moreno), LV 1/10 (Mendenhall). Rebounds: E 15, LV 23. Turnovers: E 26, LV 15. Fouls: E 13, LV 12.

Edgerton 3 4 8 8 – 23

Lincolnview 11 18 17 8 – 54