Friday, February 3, 2017

Eagles pluck 'Jays

Last night's high school girls basketball game at Charleston featured the only two teams in the Scott-Mississippi Conference that did not have a league loss.  Oran came in at 4-0 while the host Blue Jays were 3-0.

The Eagles came home with their streak still intact while Charleston lost it's first S-MC game as Oran won in a rout 82-45.

The Eagles took command early, leading 25-13 after one, they expanded that to 50-24 at the intermission.

After Oran scored to open the 4th, the final eight minutes were played with a running clock.

Eagle head coach Ethan Evans said, "I thought we played well offensively. We had some breakdowns defensively but overall played decently.  It's always good to go on the road and get a nice victory over a team of Charleston's caliber."

Oran was led offensively, once again, by Leah Cauble as almost matched Charleston's total points by herself.  Cauble connected for 42. she hit 1 from beyond the arc and was 7 of 9 from the line.  Kaylee Payne also reached double-figures with 16.  She also connected from long-range.  Payne had 4 assists and 6 steals.

Jessie Long topped the team with 9 rebounds to go along with 6 points.   Brianna Stause also scored six.  She hit 2 treys.  Kenzie Graviett also chipped in 6 as she connected on both of her free throw attempts. Claire Ramsey had a three-pointer and snared 7 rebound, 5 from the offensive glass.  Katelyn Streeter added 3 off the bench.

Heather Gosche, Taylor Lowes and Madison Ramsey also saw action.

The Eagles shot 53% from inside the arc (28-53) and 28% from beyond (5-18).  At the charity stripe, they were 11-15 for 73%.

Oran improved to 5-0 in league play and 18-2 overall.

They will travel to Woodland on Monday to take on the Cardinals at 6 pm.  Once again, there will be no junior varsity contest.

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