The Oran Junior High School girls basketball teams picked a pair of conference wins on Tuesday at home against the visiting Scott County Central Bravettes. The seventh-grade won an abbreviated two-quarter contest 22-6. They improved their Scott-Miss record to 4-0 and 5-0 overall. The eighth-grade ran away in a 56-2 rout to run their mark to 5-0 and 8-0, respectively.
Coach Ethan Evans said of the first game, "I thought we came out flat. We weren't playing good defense, we turned the ball over too much and missed easy shots. Luckily we got our act together and played well during the 2nd quarter."
Grace Davis led the way with nine points, Maddie Stickel added four and Addie Nichols chipped in three.
Lilly Knotts, Hallie Nichols and Emma Priggel scored two apiece.
The team hit 2 of 4 free throws for 50%.
During the eighth-grade game, Oran jumped out to a 24-1 lead after one, they then, outscored the visitors 28-0 during the middle two periods.
Coach Evans commented on the eighth-grade, "The girls played hard from the very beginning. I thought we hit the offensive and defensive boards extremely hard. We ran the floor and shot some easy layups. The press turned them over early to help us get out to an early lead."
Grace Davis poured in 19, Rylee Boshell had 10 to lead the Eagles.
Hope Woodfin scored nine, Hannah Boshell added six.
Addie Nichols and Emma Priggel both scored four. Maddie Stickel and Liza Dannenmueller had a basket apiece.
They hit only 1 of 6 charity attempts for 17%.
The eighth-grade will be back in action this evening at first-year program, Advance. There will be only one game and the tip time is set for 6 pm.