The Oran High School girls basketball teams came away with two road victories last night after traveling to Perryville to take on the St. Vincent Indians. The junior varsity coasted to a 54-27 win, while the varsity came out on top of a 62-48 foul-filled affair.
During game one, the Eagles jumped out to an 9 point lead after 1, 11-2. They saw that margin cut to 5 at the half, 20-15. Oran controlled the final two quarters to make the final margin 27.
Coach Ethan Evans told the blog, "The girls did a great job of hitting open shots and holding them to one shot on defense. We got hot from 3 point range and did a good job of hitting the open person.
Madison Ramsey led all scorers with 20. "Mad Dog" hit 6 from beyond the arc and was 2-2 from the line. Right behind her was Katelyn Streeter with 19. She hit 1 trey and was 4-4 at the free throw line.
Taylor Lowes hit a 3 and finished with 8. Heather Gosche scored 4 and was 2-2 on freebies. Savannah Below rounded out the scoring with 3. Paige Bradley played but did not score.
The Eagles were 11 of 15 from the charity stripe on the night for 73 percent. They hit a total of 9 three-point field goals and only 8 two-pointers.
The varsity contest saw Oran jump out big early, struggle through some foul trouble and manage to pick up the 14 point win.
The Eagles were up 22-11 after the first eight minutes. During the second quarter, however, starters Kaylee Payne and Claire Ramsey both picked up their third fouls and the hosts cut the deficit to 8, 36-28.
Oran was able to play through the second half without losing a player and came away with the "W".
Coach Evans said, "I thought we came out playing really well during the first quarter but foul trouble hampered us in the 2nd quarter as we had 2 starters pick up their 3rd fouls. St. Vincent is a tough place to play and they did a good job preparing for us. We were happy to get out of there with a victory."
Leah Cauble once again led all scorers, this time with 31. She hit 1 from long range, was 14-18 from the line and also grabbed 7 rebounds, including 5 off the offensive glass. Payne, who finished with 4 fouls. was next in line with 15 and also hit a trey. Jessie Long scored 11 points and had a team-high 8 boards.
Brianna Stause hit one from distance for her 3 points and Kenzie Graviett chipped in a field goal.
Both Payne and Stause finished with 3 assists apiece.
Ramsey finished with 6 rebounds and did not get charged with another foul.
Payne and Ramsey both had 4 steals.
Heather Gosche, Taylor Lowes, Madison Ramsey and Katelyn Streeter saw action but did not score.
The Eagles hit 17-39 from 2-point range for 43.6 % and 3 of 10 from long range for 30%. At the free throw line, they were 19-31 for 61.3%. The game saw a total of 40 fouls called.
The junior varsity improved to 8-1 and the varsity to 21-2.
The squads will travel to Dexter on Wednesday to take on the Bearcats at 6 pm.