The Oran High School junior varsity girls basketball team opened play last night in the Bloomfield Invitational with a 57-7 win over the Woodland Cardinals junior varsity squad.
The eight-team tournament has five varsity teams and three are jv. Besides Oran and Woodland, East Carter County has its younger team entered. Eight minute quarters are played.
Oran, the 2-seed, jumped out on the 7th-seeded Cardinals, 16-1 after one quarter. It was 35-5 at the intermission and the Eagles expanded it the rest of the way, including a shutout fourth period, to claim the 50 point win.
Woodland picked up its first field goal thirty seconds into the second frame.
Oran was led in scoring by Traci Hency, Mallory Lowes and Hope Woodfin, who each scored 14 points. Lowes and Woodfin both hit two treys, while Hency did her damage on the inside.
Rylee Boshell put in eight, including a pair of three-pointers. Lydia Tankersly scored five and Hannah Boshell added a field goal.
As a team, they were 3 of 8 from the line for 38%.
Coach Ethan Evans said, "I liked our effort on the defensive end. The girls got out in the passing lanes and we used our height to control the boards. Offensively the scoring was very balanced."
After being off for three weeks, they improved their record to 2-0.
The junior varsity and varsity will be in action on Wednesday when they host Notre Dame at 6 pm.
The tournament resumes on Thursday when Oran will face the Meadow Heights varsity at 7:45.
Meadow Heights, the three-seed advanced by defeating 6th seeded Advance 47-39.
In other action, top-seeded Senath beat the eight-seed, East Carter JV 51-32 and #4 Holcomb got past the fifth-seeded hosts 38-21.