In what could only be described as a dismantling of the Shakamak Lady Lakers in the second and third sets, the duo served with deadly accuracy and plenty of aces to lead the Lady Thunderbirds to a 25-16, 25-6, 24-3 Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference win here Monday night.
"I always worry about Monday games," EGHS (29-2, 8-0) coach Gina Ingram said. "We planned on practicing on Saturday and we had some kids taking college visits, so I decided to cancel Saturday practice and sometimes our heads fall off and roll around on the floor.
And oh by the way, it was the crowning jewel in a fourth straight SWIAC crown -- and 31st consecutive league win, which ties the mark held by Bloomfield from 1997-2002.
"That's impressive I believe," Ingram said of the consecutive crowns. "This group of kids have worked very hard.
"I can say now that they're undefeated in the conference and that shows how hard they've worked together as a group. This group of seniors has worked hard to do that."
As for the 31 straight wins, Ingram said it was just as impressive but a lot more of a subdued achievement.
"That's pretty big," she said. "That being said, these girls since the seventh grade haven't lost to a SWIAC opponent and that's pretty huge.
"I think that's a pretty big accomplishment for them and I think they have a lot of things they are very proud of and we need to continue to do that."
After the Lady Lakers tried to make things interesting by jumping to an early lead in the first set, the Lady Thunderbirds shifted from the flat-footed look they enter the night with to a level all their own.
"The first set we did really good," Shakamak (3-20, 0-8) coach Brooke Collins said. "Our serve receive was better and we set the ball up which gave us chances to attack, but the second and third sets our serve receive was horrible."
Eastern Greene quickly put behind them the four deadlocks and two lead changes that gave the hosts hope for an upset -- a false hope that quickly vanished as the second and third sets unfolded.
"They're good spot servers and can serve it where they want to," Collins said. "They definitely found our weak spots and took advantage.
"We probably only hit the ball a few times in the last couple of sets."
In set No. 2 Ingram -- who is ranked by the IHSAA as the No. 1 player in the state -- served her team from a 6-3 marginal lead to an insurmountable 22-3 grip on the scoreboard.
During the run -- which the senior began with a kill to break Shakamak's serve -- Ingram slammed down seven aces, watched from the back row as Divine -- the state's fifth rated player -- pounded home three kills and joined teammate Peyton Gilliatt in a block at the net, watched Gilliatt drill one kill herself and benefited from three Shakamak hitting errors that ended up in the net.
The third set was even more anti-climatic as Divine staked the Lady Thunderbirds to a 19-0 lead almost by herself.
First the lefty pounded down one of her six kills then ripped through the Shakamak serve receive with 18 straight points of her own.
During her terrorizing of the Lady Laker defense she collected all eight of her aces, observed two of Ingram's game-high 13 kills, Darci Abell's only winner and benefited from 11 Shakamak miscues at the net.
Divine's run finally ended when SHS middle hitter Kelsey Pilant drove home one of her team-high five kills.
"Casie and Scottie and Leanna (Bailey) came in and served very well," coach Ingram said. "That was probably about the best that Leanna has served to date and hopefully she will continue to do that.
"Casie and Scottie served very well and kept them on their heels."
The coach credited solid play by her team in keeping the Lady Lakers off balance as a key to the long serving runs.
"We did a good job of keeping the ball in their hands when the ball was returned," she said. "That's good team work."
In the junior varsity contest Eastern Greene prevailed 25-13, 25-15.
The Lady Lakers return to action Tuesday (tonight) when they host South Knox while the Lady Thunderbirds travel to Shoals on Wednesday.
Eastern Greene varsity stats
Peyton Gilliatt -- 3 points, 1 ace, 6 digs, 1 solo block, 1 block assist, 3 kills.
Scottie Ingram -- 16 points, 7 aces, 6 digs, 3 solo blocks, 13 kills.
Casie Divine -- 20 points, 8 aces, 9 digs, 1 solo block, 1 block assist, 6 kills.
Darci Abell -- 1 point, 2 digs, 1 kill.
Brittnee Morris -- 2 points, 1 dig, 1 kill.
Kelsey Fleener -- 8 digs, 1 kill.
Leanna Bailey -- 13 points, 4 aces, 4 digs, 1 solo block, 25 assists, 2 kills.
Shakamak varsity stats
Kassandra Fetz -- 6-6 serving, 3 points, 6 assists, 2 digs.
Bryly Shipman -- 2 digs.
Kelsey Fulford -- 6-6 serving, 3 points, 1 kill, 3 digs.
Cassie Beck -- 4-5 serving, 1 point, 1 ace.
Brooke Samm -- 2-3 serving, 3 kills.
Kiley Ashcraft -- 2 digs.
Cassidy Smith -- 1 dig.
Kelsey Pilant -- 3-5 serving, 1 point, 1 ace, 5 kills, 1 block.
Eastern Greene junior varsity stats
Katie Morguson -- 6 points, 2 aces, 1 assist, 2 digs, 2 solo blocks, 9 kills.
Amanda Butler -- 4 points, 1 ace, 2 digs, 2 kills.
Libby Tarr -- 12 points, 2 aces, 6 assists, 1 dig.
Rachael Sargent -- 5 points, 2 aces, 2 digs, 1 kill.
Brittnee Morris -- 11 points, 5 aces, 4 digs, 2 kills.
Haley Tatlock -- 8 points, 1 ace, 3 digs.
Shakamak junior varsity stats
Brooklyn Dowell -- 2-2 serving, 1 assist.
Erica Gilvert -- 5-6 serving, 4 points, 1 dig.
Rebecca Morgan -- 1 dig.
1990 -- White River Valley
1991 -- White River Valley
1994 -- Bloomfield
1997 -- Union
1998 -- Bloomfield
1999 -- Bloomfield
2000 -- Bloomfield
2001 -- Bloomfield
2002 -- Union
2003 -- Linton-Stockton
2004 -- Linton-Stockton
2005 -- Union
2006 -- Linton-Stockton
2007 -- Linton-Stockton, Shakamak
2008 -- Linton-Stockton
2009 -- Eastern Greene
2010 -- Eastern Greene
2011 -- Eastern Greene
2012 -- Eastern Greene
Eastern Greene has won 31 consecutive SWIAC matches between 2009-2012 as they won four straight conference titles.
Bloomfield won 31 consecutive SWIAC matches between 1997-2002, including 28 in a row as they were conference champs in 1998-2001.
Drew Gilbertson -- 5-5 serving, 3 points.
Loryn Crane -- 3-4 serving, 2 points, 2 aces, 2 digs.
Cassie Wasnidge -- 2-3 serving, 1 point, 1 ace, 1 kill, 1 dig.
Frederica Arena -- 2-2 serving, 1 dig.
Tyler Hook -- 2-2 serving, 1 point, 1 ace.
Kiera Samm -- 2 kills.