Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Lady Eagles lose lead and game late

***Edit 12/18/2018 @ 5:22 pm to correct info on next game--PY**

The second-seeded Oran High School varsity Lady Eagles lost a heartbreaker last night to the third-seeded Saxony Lutheran Lady Crusaders, 67-59.

Oran led the entire game until the fourth quarter.

After one, the Eagles were up, 14-7 and 29-22 at the break.  Heading into the fourth it was an eight-point lead, 53-45.

Saxony roared back in the fourth, outscoring Oran 22-6 and claiming the eight-point upset victory.

Coach Ethan Evans said, "I thought we looked pretty good defensively the first half. We missed some free throws and easy shots during the first 2 quarters and that came back to get us late. We gave up way too many points in the second half to win."

Leah Cauble led the Eagles with 19 points, she hit one from beyond the arc, was 4 of 5 from the line and had nine rebounds.  Kaylee Payne had 15, made a trey and also grabbed nine boards.  Jessie Long recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Katelyn Streeter ended up with nine, all from long range before fouling out late in the game.  Claire Ramsey had three points and dished out a team-high four assists and also had five rebounds.  She too fouled out late.  Katie Webb rounded out the scoring with a field goal.

They hit 16-31 from inside the arc for 52%.  From beyond they were 5 of 19 for 26%.  At the line, they were 12 of 22 for 55%.  They are now 6-2 on the season.

The big difference in the game appears to be depth.  Saxony played 10 players and nine scored. Oran, on the other hand, used eight and six got points.

Wednesday evening, the Lady Eagles will face another "big" in the Jackson Indians at 7 pm for third-place.  Jackson, seeded first, was upset by Notre Dame last night.  Notre Dame and Saxony will face off for the championship at 8:30.

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