Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Lady Eagles pick up convincing home win over Woodland

The Oran High School girls varsity basketball team defeated the visiting Woodland Cardinals last night 76-37.  There was no junior varsity contest.

The Eagles led after each quarter, 18-9 after one and 36-21 at the break.

But, it wasn't until the third quarter that Oran put the game away.

The Lady Eagles hit three consecutive three-pointers to open the second half to put the game out of reach at 45-21 and the rout was on.  The Cardinals called a timeout at the 4:47 mark of the third with the score 52-25.  They called another at 3:48 after a 6-0 run by Oran.  At that point, the score was 58-25.

After three, it was 62-31 leading to a fourth-quarter turbo clock and a 39 point victory.

Coach Ethan Evans said, "We came out after halftime and finally started knocking down some shots. In the 1st half we had a lot of open looks but just couldn’t get anything to go down. One thing that didn’t waver the whole game was our defense. We did a good job of guarding in the half court all night."

During that turning point third quarter, Leah Cauble had 16 of her game-high 43 points.  On the night, she hit four treys, was five of five from the line and had five rebounds.  Kaylee Payne recorded her second straight double-double with a season-high 23 points and 12 boards (also a season-high). She was six of nine from beyond the arc, had five steals and three assists.

Katelyn Streeter scored seven points.  She hit a three-pointer.  Claire Ramsey finished with two points.  Ramsey led the team, however, in steals and assists with seven and five, respectively.  Katie Webb hit a free throw to round out the scoring.

The Eagles were 18-38 from two-point range for 39% and 11-28 from long range (39%).  At the line, they hit 7 of 10 for 70%.

The varsity is now 15-3.

The girls are scheduled to host Saxony on Wednesday (weather permitting).  Tip time is 6 pm.

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