HOOP WRAP: WO-S downs Bobcats, both teams go 4-1 in Tennison tourney
ORANGEFIELD – Great action at the Tennison Tournament at Orangefield High School wrapped up Saturday with some action-packed games.
On the boys’ side, the West Orange-Stark Mustangs held off the host Orangefield Bobcats 50-47. Both teams wrapped up the round robin tourney with 4-1 marks while Huffman was the champion with a perfect mark.
Meanwhile, on the girls’ side, the Class 6A West Brook Lady Bruins downed the host Lady Bobcats 50-33 in the Championship game.
In WO-S’ win over Orangefield, the Mustangs led the whole way and built an early double-digit lead after the quarter and led by double digits in the fourth before the Bobcats staged a late rally at the end.
Labarius Spraggins led the balanced Mustangs with 10 points and five rebounds. Bran Keller had eight points while Jalon Ross and Shemar Manaway had seven points apiece and Adrian Crochet-Hernandez added six for the Mustangs, Quincy Ledet had six rebounds for the Mustangs while Ross hauled down five.
Guards Coy Bryant and Peyton Wrinkle combined for 24 points for the Bobcats with Bryant scoring 13 and Wrinkle 11. Daniel Durbin had eight points and five rebounds while Kaiden DuBose added six points and seven boards.
The Mustangs darted out to a 17-7 cushion by the end of the first quarter and led 31-23 at intermission and 43-35 at the end of the third quarter.
WO-S finished with a 29-18 rebounding edge. WO-S committed 15 turnovers while the Bobcats had 12. Orangefield was 12-of-18 from the free-throw line while the Mustangs were 5-of-8.
The Bobcats defeated Industrial 53-40 late Friday night.
Bryant and Wrinkle led the way with 13 points apiece while Bryce Bergeron had 11 points and four rebounds and DuBose had 10 points and five boards.
The Lady Bobcats defeated the Silsbee Lady Tigers 59-42 in a semifinal game early Saturday.
Faith Fregia led the way with 22 points. Joli Ponfick filtered in 11 points while Madison Greenway had 10 and Jacey Bourque added nine.
In the championship game, the bigger Lady Bruins flexed their muscles early on, getting out to a 15-8 lead on the Lady Bobcats. West Brook led 24-17 at the half but pulled away with a 15-4 spurt in the third quarter.
Bourque led the Lady Bobcats with 17 points. Harleigh Rawls contributed eight points and seven rebounds. Ponfick and Stormi Lorenzo each hauled down seven rebounds.
Guard Jacei Denley led the Lady Bruins with 16 points while Indiyah Locke had 10 points. West Brook post players Nyrah Hutchings and Sarai Guillory teamed up for 18 points and 14 rebounds.
West Brook outrebounded the Lady Bobcats 36-34.
The LC-M Bears wrapped up play in the Hardin-Jefferson Tournament Saturday with a nice 48-46 overtime win over Needeville.
Jesse Doucette led the Bears with 20 points.
The LC-M Lady Bears played Carrenco of Louisiana on Friday and dropped a tight 29-28 decision.
Chelsea Perry led the Lady Bears with 11 points and had eight rebounds and three steals. Brittany Wyatt contributed nine points and eight rebounds.