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.