(Orange, Texas)

January 28, 2014

HOOP WRAP: Lady Cardinals crush Silsbee

Van Wade
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — The Bridge City Lady Cardinals are just a win away from a magical 30-win season adter they rumbled past the Silsbee Lady Tigers 66-38 at Cardinal Gym Monday night.

The Lady Cardinals (29-4, 9-1) will not only be looking for their 30th victory this Friday, they will have a chance to pull into a tie for first-place in the 21-3A stadings with Hamshire-Fannett as they travel to face the first-place Lady Longhorns.

Bridge City had no problems dismantling last-place Silsbee (1-9 in district) Monday as the Lady Cardinals jumped out to a 18-6 cushion at the end of the first period and increased the big lead to 39-15 at the half.

Guard Bailee Bacon had an all-around superb game for the Lady Cardinals as she led the way with 22 points while also grabbing 10 rebounds.

Post Kelsey Fults chimed in with a double-double, scoring 10 points while snagging 10 boards.

Shayla Bratton came off the bench to tally 11 points and she also added six boards. Alexus Henry had eight points. Point guard Caylin Chaote had six points and five rebounds while Harleigh Myers had five points and Kasey Frederick had four.

Eranisha Cormenar led the Lady Tiger attack with 13 points and seven rebounds while post Camry Martin added a double-double, scoring 11 points while ripping down a game-high 16 boards.

The Lady Cardinals finished with a 48-35 rebounding edge. Bridge City forced the Lady Tigers into 31 turnovers. Bridge City finished with 18 turnovers and went just 6-of-15 from the free-throw line. Silsbee was even worse, going just 6-of-23 from the charity stripe.

OF girls 49, H-J 39

ORANGEFIELD — The Orangefield Lady Bobcats snagged an impressive 49-39 District 21-3A victory over Hardin-Jefferson Monday night at Bobcat Gym.

The Lady Bobcats (9-17, 3-8) broke it open in the third quarter with a 7-0 run after leading 22-18 at the half.

Emilee Adrio led the Lady Bobcats with 12 points, going 9-for-10 from the free-throw line.

Brandy Ehrlich contributed 10 points and added four steals. Morgan Worthy contributed nine points and eight rebounds while Priscilla Garza yanked down 10 rebounds.

Broussard led Hardin-Jefferson with 27 points.

The Lady Bobcats will visit West Orange-Stark Friday.

LC-M girls 63, PN-G 49

PORT NECHES — Led by the hot hands of Cassidy Webster and Josie Nimitz, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears took down the Port Neches-Groves Lady Indians 63-49 in District 20-4A action at Indian Gym last Saturday.

Webster led the Lady Bears (19-12, 8-3) with 24 points and added five steals, four rebounds and three assists.

Nimitz filtered in 16 points to go along with five steals and four boards.

Grace Chen chipped in with seven points, four steals and four rebounds.

Sheridan Rogers chimed in with five points and nine rebounds. Malayzia Winbush yanked down a team-high 13 rebounds while Tori Thompson hauled in 11 boards.

OF boys split

ORANGEFIELD — Orangefield senior Carl Wiley buried a three-pointer with less than four seconds remaining to help lift the Bobcats to an important 45-41 victory over the Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns last Saturday at Bobcat Gym.

Wiley led the Bobcats (14-11, 3-6) with 14 points.

Carmichael Wiley chimed in with 11 points while Nick Harvey chimed in with 10.

The Bobcats visited state-ranked Hardin-Jefferson Monday and fell 77-56.

The Bobcats trailed 32-31 at the half before H-J (26-5, 5-3) went on a 22-2 run in the third period.

Mason Sonnier led the Bobcats with 12 points while Caleb Kress and Matthew Kress added 10 points apiece.

Zjori Bosha led the Hawks with 34 points.

The Bobcats will host WO-S Friday.

Silsbee boys 91, BC 44

SILSBEE — The Silsbee Tigers took down the Bridge City Cardinals 91-44 in District 21-3A play at Tiger Gym Monday.

The Tigers (20-8, 8-1) jumped out to a 23-6 lead and led the Cardinals (12-15, 1-7) 76-30 after three periods.

Cardinal post Alex Bingham had another big night, recording a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Byron Bacon added nine points.

Chris Elam scored 31 points to pace the Tigers. Zayon Jackson had 14 points, six rebounds and five steals. Jalen Hardaway had 12 points while Patrick Reed scored 10 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and swiped seven steals.

The Cardinals will play host to Hamshire-Fannett Friday.