Orangefield, LC-M girls notch 2nd place tourney finishes
Published 12:50 pm Monday, December 12, 2016
ORANGEFIELD – The Orangefield Lady Bobcats snagged the second-place trophy after a superb run at the Tennison Tournament they hosted over the weekend.
The Lady Bobcats ran into a tough customer in the championship game Saturday as they fell to Beaumont Legacy standout guard Alexis Morris.
Morris, who has committed to Baylor University, tallied a game-high 43 points to lead Legacy to a 67-35 victory.
Cameron Choate led the Lady Bobcats with eight points while mmi Lummus had seven.
The Lady Bobcats reached the finals by downing the Hardin-Jefferson Lady Hawks 71-65 in a thrilling overtime affair.
The game was rough-and-tumble throughout as 60 fouls were called and 83 free-throws were shot.
Paris Fregia led the Lady Bobcats with 17 points, 15 of them coming in a big second half as the Lady Bobcats were able to erase a 32-24 halftime deficit.
Evie Arceneaux had 16 points for Orangefield, 11 of them coming in the second half. Faith Fregia chimed in with 14 points while Lummus had seven points and Choate six.
Delberta Guillory paced H-J with 19 points. Taylor Riley had 14 points. Post Tenisha Guillory notched 12 points and 13 rebounds before fouling out early in the fourth quarter. Guard Whitney Tanner, who hit a three-point shot at the buzzer to force the extra session, finished with eight points and eight rebounds.
H-J finished with a 42-34 rebounding edge.
Arceneaux led the Lady Bobcats with eight rebounds while Choate had six and Macy Adrio five.
Orangefield turned up the heat in the second half as the Lady Hawks committed 19 of their 25 turnovers in the half. The Lady Bobcats had just 14 turnovers.
Both squads struggled from the free-throw line. The Lady Bobcats went 25-of-51 while the Lady Hawks converted just 16-of-32.
On Friday, the Lady Bobcats downed Tarkington 51-30 and FTCA 55-26 to reach the semifinals.
West Orange-Stark fell to H-J 69-39 and to Legacy 64-46 on Friday.
The Orangefield boys came away with an impressive 82-68 win over Evadale in the tournament.
Payton Latrhop scored 21 points to pace the Bobcats. Zach Dischler chimed in with 13 points while Aven Lathrop had 12 and Caleb Kress 10. Dischler hauled in a team-high 14 rebounds while Alex Catt had 11 boards and seven points. The Bobcats canned 11 three-point bombs.
The Bobcats fell to Liberty 61-52 on Saturday.
Jasper defeated FTCA in the title game 58-56.
ANAHUAC — The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears captured the second-place trophy at the Anahuac Gator Classic over the weekend.
The Lady Bears dropped a 46-40 decision to East Chambers in the title tilt.
Jacie Miller led the Lady Bears with 13 points. Alyssa McKellar chimed in with a double-double, scoring 11 points and snagging 10 rebounds.
The Lady Bears toppled Clear Lake Christian 55-43. Miller led the way with 17 points. Chelsea Perry had 13 points while Genesis Barclay had a double-double with 10 points and a whopping 16 rebounds.
Miller popped for 22 points and ripped down 12 rebounds as the Lady Bears also defeated host Anahuac 42-34.
The LC-M boys wrapped up a 3-3 trip to the Hardin-Jefferson Marathon with a 63-61 win against Aransas Pass.
Katon Brown led the Bears (10-5) with a double-double, scoring 17 points and snagging 13 rebounds while Ayson Simmons had 15 points.
The Bears fell to Lufkin Hudson 63-52.
Brown led the way with 16 points while Keegan Sonnier had 12.
The Bears lost to Buna 59-58 in a tight one. Simmons powered the Bear arsenal with 16 points.
The Bridge City boys competed in the Nacogdoches Central Heights Tournament.
The Cardinals fell to Center 52-42. They defeated Coldspring 50-36 and dropped a 53-41 decision to White Oak.