Lady Bobcats nab road win over Lady Cards

Published 10:25 pm Tuesday, January 24, 2017

BRIDGE CITY — In a defensive slugfest at Cardinal Gym, the Orangefield Lady Bobcats were able to snag a tough 49-39 District 22-4A victory over the Bridge City Lady Cardinals,

The game was physical from the start but the Lady Bobcats, now 4-2 and tied for second with Hamshire-Fannett in the standings, were able to hold on to down the feisty Lady Cardinals (2-4 in district).

The Lady Cardinals stayed close until early in the fourth quarter which saw the Lady Bobcats go on a 13-6 run as Orangefeld grabbed a 45-33 lead.

The Lady Cardinals managed to get within eight points at 45-37 but the Lady Bobcats held on in a foul-prone game which saw 45 fouls.

Emmi Lummus paced the Lady Bobcats as she snagged a double-double. Lummus finished with a game-high 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Faith Fregia had 11 points for the Lady Bobcats. Paris Fregia tallied eight points and grabbed five boards while Jamie Deutsch collected seven points and five rebounds.

Kassidy Wilbur had nine points and seven rebounds to pace the Lady Cardinals. Rylie Oceguera contributed eight points. Hannah Wiegreffe had six points and seven rebounds and Reyna Owens grabbed five boards.

Orangefield’s full-court pressure wore down the Lady Cardinals. Bridge City finished with 27 turnovers, 18 of them coming in the first half as Orangefield led 23-16 at intermission.

The Lady Bobcats led 10-7 after a sluggish first quarter. Lummus had four points and four boards in the period.

Orangefield outscored the Lady Cardinals 13-9 in the second quarter. Deutsch and Lummus combined for 11 points in the half and Paris Fregia drilled a long-range three-pointer at the end of the half. Wilbur and Oceguera teamed up for nine points in the first half for Bridge City.

The Lady Cardinals got to within 32-26 at the end of the third quarter after Orangefield had a 309-20 lead.

The Lady Bobcats outrebounded the Lady Cardinals 37-35.

Bridge City finished 17-of-30 from the free-throw line while Orangefield went 15-of-26.

The Lady Bobcats will hit the road to Hamshire-Fannett Friday while the Lady Cardinals travel to Silsbee.