Friday, February 17, 2017

Girls close out with 2 wins

The Oran High School girls basketball teams picked up a pair of victories over visiting conference foe Scott City last night to finish their regular season.  The jayvee won a two-quarter contest 19-7 and varsity routed the Rams 86-22.

The JV jumped out 13-5 after the first period and neither team had much success during the second.  The Eagles won by 12.

Katelyn Streeter was the game's top scorer with 8.  Taylor Lowes had 7, including a trey.  Heather Gosche added 4.  Savannah Below, Paige Bradley and Madison Ramsey all played but did not score.

Coach Ethan Evans said, "The girls did a good job defensively and enough offensively to win the 2 quarters. It was a good way to end thejayvee season.

The younger Eagles finish the year at 9-2 and 4-1 in the Scott-Miss.  After winning the conference tournament, it is believed they tied for 1st in the league standings.  We hope to be able to confirm that soon.

The varsity game was never in doubt.

Oran soared out to a 35-6 lead after one. The held Scott City scoreless in the second and led 68-6 the break and cruised to the easy win.

Coach Evans commented, "It was good to get everyone involved in the game. I thought we played well on both ends of the floor."

All 13 Eagles played and 9 scored.

Leah Cauble once again outscored her opponents in about 2 and a half periods of play.  She hit for 29, 2 were from long-range.  She had 6 assists and 5 steals.  Kaylee Payne scored 16 with 2 threes.

Madison Ramsey hit 3 from behind the arc off the bench for 9 points.  Claire Ramsey scored 8 with a trey and 5 assists.  Jessie Long, Brianna Stause and Katelyn Streeter each had 6.  Stause hit 2 three-pointers and Long grabbed a team-high 11 boards, 7 on the offensive end.  Savannah Below and Taylor Lowes both hit long-range threes off the bench to round out the scoring.   Kenzie Graviett snared 9 rebounds.   Heather Gosche and Paige Bradley also saw action.

Oran was 20-31 from inside the arc for 64.5% and 12-30 from beyond for 40%.  The hit 10 of 13 free-throw attempts for 76.9%.

The varsity finished its regular season at 22-3 and 7-0 winning the crowns in both the league standings and the league tournament.

They will face Scott City again on Saturday at 3 pm at the Perry Park Center in the Class 2, District 2 tournament. Oran is the number one seed and Scott City is number 8.

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