The Oran High School girls basketball teams picked up a pair of conference wins last night at Delta. The varsity played first and had no trouble, winning 97-42. That was followed by two quarters of junior varsity action, Oran won that, 30-22.
For the older girls, the game was, for all intents and purposes, over early. Oran led 29-6 after one and 54-17 at the break and continued to cruise to the 55-point rout.
Coach Ethan Evans said, "Offensive-wise we shot the ball extremely well. We also played pretty good defense the 1st and 2nd quarters. We went man in the 3rd quarter and I was not pleased with our effort. Overall it was a nice win though."
Leah Cauble outscored the hosts on her own with 44, in three quarters of action. She hit two from beyond the arc and was 6-6 at the line. She was tied for team-highs with eight assists and six rebounds. Katelyn Streeter was on fire, hitting 6-11 from three and totaled 20 points, a season-high. She also had six boards. Katie Webb joined the double-digit scoring club with 12.
Jessie Long finished with eight, Madison Ramsey hit two treys for her six points. Taylor Lowes hit a three as part of her five points and Kaylee Payne dished out eight assists and made a field goal to round out the scoring.
The Lady Eagles were 28-44 from inside the arc for 64%. From beyond they hit a very good 11-27 for 41%. At the line, they were 8-9 for 89%.
They are now 5-0 in the league and 10-5 overall. The varsity will be back in action on Saturday morning at 10 am as the number one seed in the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament, at Oran. They will face the number-eight seeded East Prairie Eagles. The older girls are attempting to win their fourth-straight conference tournament title.
In the junior varsity game that followed, Oran jumped out to a 21-8 lead after the first period and won 30-22.
Coach Evans said, "We came out hitting some outside shots early and that opened up the inside game for us. It was a good 2 quarter victory."
Rylee Boshell had a team-high seven points. She hit two treys and on the second was fouled. She hit the ensuing free throw for a four-point play. Katie Webb, Hope Woodfin and Mallory Lowes, each had six. Woodfin had a three-pointer as did Lowes. Lowes also attempted one as the first-quarter horn sounded and was fouled. She hit all three free throw attempts to end the period. Traci Hency rounded out the balanced scoring attack with five.
The Jayvee is now 4-0 and 8-3. They are seeded first in their division and will play on Wednesday evening at 6:30. They too face East Prairie and are looking for their third-straight crown.