Lady Bobcats throttle Lady Pirates in non-district play

Published 2:04 pm Monday, November 19, 2018

ORANGEFIELD — Jumping out to a dominating 24-0 lead, the Orangefield Lady Bobcats never looked back Monday afternoon as they strolled past the Deweyville Lady Pirates 51-18 in non-district action at Bobcat Gym.

The Lady Bobcats (8-3) and their full-court press early on was way too much for the Lady Pirates to overcome.

Guard Jacey Bourque fired in a game-high 15 points to pace the Lady Bobcats, 10 coming in the first half, and she tallied three of the Lady Bobcats’ seven three-pointers.

Lacey Leach had one of her best games in a Lady Bobcat uniform as she drilled three three-pointers to finish with nine points while also grabbing five rebounds.

Jada Freeland was most of the Lady Pirates’ offense as she filtered in a team-high 12 points to go along with four rebounds.

It was a Freeland bucket that gave the Lady Pirates their first field goal with 3:57 remaining in the half.

The Lady Bobcats forced the Lady Pirates into 15 of their 24 turnovers in the first half.

Orangefield led 17-0 at the end of the first quarter and stretched it to 30-5 at the break.

The Lady Pirates, behind six points from Freeland and four from Aleigh Raymer, who finished with a game-high nine rebounds, outscored the Lady Bobcats 10-5 in the third period to trim it to 35-15.

Orangefield held the Lady Pirates to just one field goal in the fourth as the Lady Bobcats finished it off with a 16-3 spurt.

Joli Ponfick tallied nine points for the Lady Bobcats. Faith Fregia had seven points. Emmi Lummus had five rebounds while posts Tatum Garlington and Natalie Smith pulled down four rebounds apiece as all of the Lady Bobcats saw plenty of action in this one.

Reagan Chance and Laci McCollough each had three rebounds for Deweyville.

The Lady Bobcats had just 13 turnovers but struggled from the free-throw line, going just 5-of-14.

Orangefield finished with a 31-25 rebounding edge. The Lady Pirates were just 6-of-16 from the free-throw line.

The Lady Bobcats return to action Tuesday when they visit Port Neches-Groves.