Lady Bobcats throttle Hemphill, 85-39

Published 10:20 pm Tuesday, February 12, 2019

JASPER – It was total domination for the Orangefield Lady Bobcats Tuesday night as they throttled the Hemphill Lady Hornets 85-39 in Class 3A Region III bidistrict playoff action at Jasper High School.

The Lady Hornets (16-11), the fourth-place team out of 21-3A, battled the 22-3A champion Lady Bobcats (29-6) for about a quarter and a half and then Orangefield put on the afterburners

The Lady Bobcats led 28-24 midway through the second quarter and then caught fire, outscoring the Lady Hornets by the tune of 57-15 the rest of the way.

The Lady Bobcats move on to face Coldspring in the area round Friday at 7 p.m. at East Chambers High School in Winnie.

Lady Bobcat junior Faith Fregia had another huge scoring night as she filtered in a game-high 34 points. She had 17 at the half and then scored 17 more alone in the third period before resting in the fourth.

Orangefield led 18-9 after the first quarter until the Lady Hornets rallied to get to within four. The Lady Bobcats then went on a 14-1 spurt at the end of the second period to lead 42-25 at intermission. They stretched it to 65-33 by the end of the third and the Lady Hornets did not connect on a field goal in the fourth quarter.

Jacey Bourque scored 13 points for the Lady Cats, all coming in the first half.

Emmi Lummus, Lacy Leach, Jayme Deutsch, Joli Ponfick and Tatum Garlington all added six points for Orangefield.

Deutsch bruised her way to a game-high 11 rebounds while Madison Greenway picked up six boards and Garlington had five.

Post Taylor Rogers led Hemphill with 10 points but finished with just three rebounds. Dee Dee Richards chimed in with nine points and a team-high eight rebounds.while forward Miya Wilkerson contributed eight points and Elle Godwin added six rebounds.

The Lady Bobcats finished with a 34-26 rebounding edge and forced the Lady Hornets into 31 turnovers, 22 of them coming in the first half.

Orangefield finished with just 14 turnovers.

The Lady Bobcats finished a solid 19-of-25 from the free-throw line while the Lady Hornets were just 17-of-39.