Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Junior High girls open with sweep

The Oran Junior High School girls basketball teams picked up wins to open the season last night in Chaffee.  The seventh-grade won 32-10, while the eighth grade prevailed, 37-24.

Coach Ethan Evan said, "I thought both teams came out with some first game jitters but overall it was a good debut for both teams."

In the opener, the Eagles soared to an 18-5 half time lead and cruised to the 22 point win.  Grace Davis led all scorers with 14.  Addie Nichols had six, while Liza Dannenmueller, Hallie Nichols and Emma Priggel had four each.  Lilly Knotts chipped in two.

Evans told the blog, "The girls played awesome defense and were consistent enough offensively to come away victorious. We missed some easy shots that we will make later on in the year. Anytime you can hold a team to 4 field goals you have done a great job."

In the night cap, the eighth-graders led 14-6 after one and controlled it the rest of the way.  Once again Davis scored 14, to lead in the scoring column.  Hope Woodfin also reached double digits with 10.  Rylee Boshell hit for nine, including a three.

Hallie Nichols and Priggel each added a bucket.

"We got off to a quick start in this game and then we kind of let off the gas pedal. Our scoring was fairly balanced and our defense was pretty good as well. We need to do a better job of finishing teams and really putting the game away," commented Evans.

The girls will hit the court again on Thursday when they host Scott City at 6 pm.

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