BOYS HOOP WRAP: Bobcats get “defensive” in big win over Warren
Published 10:35 pm Tuesday, January 7, 2020
ORANGEFIELD – Turning up their defensive intensity after the first quarter, the Orangefield Bobcats were able to dart past the Warren Warriors 69-47 in District 22-3A action at Bobcat Gym Tuesday night.
The Bobcats (12-12, 1-1) found themselves down to the Warriors (5-10, 0-2) 15-13 after the first quarter and Orangefield then amped things up to hammer Warren in every quarter after that.
Orangefield outscored the Warriors 36-22 in the middle two quarters and then finished the game with a 20-10 spurt in the fourth period.
Bryce Bergeron led the balanced Bobcat attack with 16 points. He had 10 in the first quarter, including two three-pointers.
Coy Bryant filtered in 15 points and buried three three-point bombs.
Kaiden DuBose drove through the lane for 14 points. Bobcat post Daniel Durbin powered in 10 points and grabbed six rebounds.
Senior point guard Clayson Chaote led the Bobcat defensive onslaught as he had a game-high 11 rebounds and swiped nine steals. Payton Wrinkle collected six rebounds as well for Orangefield, which outrebounded Warren 37-30.
The Bobcats forced the Warriors into 26 turnovers while only committing 12 of their own.
The Bobcats were just 12-of-24 from the free-throw line while Warren went just 2-of-4.
Michael Mouton tallied a game-high 17 points for the Warriors and collected a double-double as well as he led them with 10 rebounds. Mouton had eight of his points in the first quarter.
Keaton King tallied 10 points, eight of them coming in the second quarter as he finished with three three-pointers. He also added five rebounds.
Bryant ignited a 21-13 Bobcat run in the second quarter, scoring eight points, including two three-pointers while Durbin and Tyler Greenwood added four points apiece.
The Bobcats outscored the Warriors 15-9 in the third quarter as Bryant had seven points in the quarter.
The Bobcats wore down the Warriors in the fourth as Warren had no answer for DuBose and his “drive” game as he scored 12 of his points in the period.
The Bobcats will look to continue their winning ways Friday when they visit Kountze.
HAMSHIRE – The Bridge City Cardinals dropped a hard-fought 61-54 District 22-4A decision on the road against the Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns Tuesday night.
The Cardinals (10-13, 0-2) trailed the Longhorns (18-6, 1-1) 32-17 early and rallied back to within 39-34 to start the fourth quarter.
Austin Richardson led the Cardinal attack with 20 points while Grant Boudreaux had 11 points and Gabe Castillo filtered in 10.
SILSBEE – The Silsbee Tigers defeated the West Orange-Stark Mustangs 89-59 in District 22-4A action at Tiger Gym Tuesday night.
Guard Braelon Bush led the Tigers (10-11, 2-0) with 34 points while Chris Martin had 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Tigers.
The Mustangs (11-13, 0-1) will play host to Hamshire-Fannett Friday night.