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Bobcats stymie Woodville in Tennison opener

ORANGEFIELD — Playing at the pace they liked, the Orangefield Bobcats edged out the Woodville Eagles 34-30 in their first game at their own Tennison Tournament Thursday.

The Bobcats ran their offense well, setting up some good shots while eating up a ton of clock and that staggered the Eagles, who love to get up and down the floor.

The Bobcats trailed 8-6 in the first quarter and got even at 15-15 at the half.

They outscored the Eagles 9-6 in the third quarter and 10-9 in the final stanza.

Orangefield only committed 13 turnovers while the Eagles collected 16.

Alex Catt paced the Orangefield attack with 11 points and grabbed four rebounds. Zach Dischler filtered in seven points and buried two three-point bombs and finished with four boards.

Dylan Williams chimed in with six points and five rebounds while Aven Lathrop had five points and Ryan Deutsch pulled in four boards. Dischler and Williams added two steals apiece.

Woodville was basically a two-man show as post Koby Adams led the Eagles with a double-double, scoring a game-high16 points while snaring a game-high 11 rebounds while guard Christian Williams contributed 12 points and five boards and nailed two three-pointers. Point guard Zack Martin had the other two points to go along with five rebounds.

The Bobcats trailed 21-20 late in the third quarter but Catt and Dischler each hit a pair of big buckets to spark a 4-0 run to make it 24-21 and the Bobcats held the lead the rest of the way.

Woodville had a chance to tie it when Williams saw his three-pointer glance off the rim and Catt was fouled with 2.9 seconds left after a rebound and he drained a free-thro0w to put the Bobcats up by four.

The Eagles finished with a 31-23 rebounding edge but were woeful from the free-throw line, going just 4-of-14. The Bobcats went 7-of-12 from the charity stripe.