Friday, January 11, 2019

Lady Eagles sweep Hawks

For the second time this week, Oran High School basketball teams swept the Kelly Hawks on the road.  Last night it was the girls.  The jv won 53-21, while the varsity picked up a 72-41 win.  On Tuesday, the boys had won 64-43 and 63-41, respectively.

The junior varsity was up 14-5 after one and 29-10 at the break and cruised on to a 32 point win.

Katie Webb led all scorers with 14 in three quarters of action.  Traci Hency had 12 and Mallory Lowes 10.  Lowes hit two from beyond the arc.

Rylee Boshell finished with nine, including a trey.  Hope Woodfin had six and Lydia Tankersly hit both of her free throw attempts to round out the scoring.

The team was only 2 of 6 from the line for 33%.  They improved to 3-0 in conference action and 6-2 in all games.

Coach Ethan Evans said, "I thought we did a good job of establishing our post game early and that helped open up shots for our guards. The girls did a nice job rebounding and getting good shots."

The Eagles took control of the varsity contest early.

Oran led 8-0 with 6:15 left in the opening quarter when Kelly took a time out.  The Eagles scored the first 16 points of the contest and led 29-10 after one.  Time out number two came at the 5:19 mark of the second quarter after Oran scored the first 10 points to take a 39-10 lead. It was 46-13 at halftime.

Their third time out was taken with 3:45 remaining in the third and the score 61-20.  It was 70-29 after period number-three. 

The fourth time out was at 5:54 remaining and the score 70-31  the Hawks used their fifth and final time with 3:36 left in the game and Oran on top 72-33 in a turbo-clock fourth, the Lady Eagles ended up with a 31-point rout.

Coach Evans said, "The girls did a good job of establishing the tempo early in the first quarter. We were able to push the ball up the floor to get some good open looks. Our defense did a nice job of pressuring them into some turnovers."

Leah Cauble had a game-high 28 points.  She had a team-high six assists and grabbed five rebounds.  Jessie Long just missed a double-double with 16 points, including a trey and a team-leading nine boards.  Kaylee Payne had 13 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals.  She hit two from beyond the arc.

Katelyn Streeter finished with six, all coming from three-point land.  Katie Webb scored four.  Madison Ramsey hit a trey for her points.  Taylor Lowes hit a field goal to round out the scoring.

As a team, they were 25-46 from inside the arc for 54% and 6 of 26 from beyond for 23%.  At the line, they hit 4 of 9 for 44%.

They improved to 4-0 and 9-4.  With Saturday's action already canceled, they will return to the floor on Monday when they travel to Fruitland to take on Saxony Lutheran at 6.

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