Mahomet-Seymour girls' basketball

Durbin Thomas makes a drive for the basket for Mahomet-Seymour High School as the Lady Bulldogs battled Lincoln on Feb. 1, 2020.

MAHOMET — The regular season is nearing a conclusion for Mahomet-Seymour girls basketball. The Bulldogs hosted Senior Night on Monday, and there’s just one game left before postseason play begins.

Currently, M-S is 16-13. The 16 wins are the most in a single season since 2011-12 when M-S finished 17-13. Two more victories would clinch the best finish since 2006-07.

Danville 65, M-S 45

Danville star Erin Houpt scored 25 points, and the Vikings spoiled the Bulldogs’ senior night on Monday with a come-from-behind 65-45 victory.

M-S led by one point at the half, but Danville outscored the Bulldogs by 15 points in the fourth quarter. The Vikings knocked down 21-of-27 free throws to salt away the victory.

M-S honored their three seniors; Faith Evens, Ashley Wheeler and Makayla Rosenbery. All three earned a start.

But it was a freshman who finished as the leading scorer. Savannah Orgeron knocked down two 3-pointers and all four of her free throws to finish with 16 points. She also ripped down three rebounds, dished out one assist and finished with one steal.

Rosenbery had a great Senior Night. She announced her commitment to Lincoln Christian University, and she scored 14 points. Rosenbery was 5-for-12 from the field and 2-for-6 from beyond the arc. She finished with 14 points and four rebounds.

Wheeler was terrific, scoring seven points and ripping down six rebounds. Wheeler also dished out two assists and swiped a steal and blocked one shot.

Durbin Thomas scored four points and had four rebounds. Cayla Koerner had two points, six rebounds and four assists.

Ashley Campbell also contributed one bucket. Evens had one offensive rebound.

M-S 66, Charleston 57

The Bulldogs were on fire from downtown. They hit eight 3-pointers and jumped out to a 37-21 halftime advantage. Despite a furious late rally from the Trojans, M-S held on for a 66-57 win.

Orgeron continued her standout play. She scored 19 points and hauled in seven rebounds. Rosenbery knocked down three triples and scored 13 points.

Campbell was the third Bulldog to crack double figures with 10 points. Campbell and Thomas both canned two 3-pointers. Thomas finished with nine points and filled the box score with four assists, three steals and three rebounds.

Koerner dished out a team-high seven assists to go along with six points. Wheeler added four points, seven rebounds and one dime. Nichole Taylor scored two points.

Looking ahead

The Bulldogs will host Taylorville on Feb. 14 for the final game of the regular season. Regional play will begin on Feb. 18 when M-S plays Urbana at 7:30 p.m. at Decatur MacArthur.