BOYS HOOP WRAP: East Chambers scoots past Bobcats
Published 10:02 pm Tuesday, January 28, 2020
ORANGEFIELD – The East Chambers Buccaneers utilized nice runs in both the second and third quarters to turn back the Orangefield Bobcats 55-42 in District 22-3A play at Bobcat Gym Tuesday night.
The Bobcats (16-14, 5-3) scrapped hard against the Bucs (17-9, 7-1) throughout the night but struggled with their shooting on the offensive end.
Orangefield struggled to contain East Chambers guard Ernest Ceasar. The 5-6 guard tallied a game-high 25 points, 20 of them coming in the middle two periods.
After being tied at 11-11 to end the first quarter, East Chambers went on a 18-11 spurt in the second period and outscored the Bobcats 18-13 in the third to lead 47-35 going to the fourth. They led by as much as 17 in the third until the Bobcats closed the quarter with a 7-2 spurt.
The Bobcats trimmed it to as close as 49-41 in the fourth but the Bucs played keepaway late and outscored the Bobcats 6-1 down the stretch.
Sophomore Payton Wrinkle led the Bobcats with 12 points. Tyler Greenwood notched 10 points. Clayson Choate contributed five points and six rebounds while Bryce Bergeron had a team-high seven boards. Post Kameron Smith notched 12 points and eight rebounds for the Bucs. Keyrin Green contributed eight points and eight boardswhile Christian Simien added seven rebounds.
The Bucs finished with a 33-25 rebounding edge.
The Bobcats committed just 10 turnovers while East Chambers had 12.
Orangefield was just 4-of-9 from the free-throw line while East Chambers was 7-of-12.
The Bobcats will look to bounce back Friday when they visit Warren to take on the Warriors.
SOUR LAKE – The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears battled hard but fell short to the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks 67-50 in District 22-4A play at Hawks Gym Tuesday night.
The Bears (15-13, 4-3) trailed Hardin-Jefferson (21-9, 6-1) 52-47 entering the fourth quarter but the Hawks finished it with a 15-3 spurt.
Jesse Doucette powered the LC-M arsenal with 23 points while freshman Ben Elliott contributed 13.
The Bears will have their bye Friday and will play host to Lumberton next Tuesday.
SILSBEE – The Bridge City Cardinals fell to the first-place Silsbee Tigers 75-58 in District 22-4A action at Tiger Gym Tuesday night.
Austin Richardson led the Cardinals (11-17, 1-6) against the Tigers (16-11, 7-0) with 24 points.
The Cardinals will look to bounce back Friday when they play host to Hamshire-Fannett.