GIRLS HOOP WRAP: Lady Bucs surprise Lady Bobcats, 50-44
Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, January 28, 2020
ORANGEFIELD – Too many turnovers spelled doom for the Orangefield Lady Bobcats as they fell to the East Chambers Lady Bucs 50-44 in District 22-3A action at Bobcat Gym Tuesday night.
The game was nip-and-tuck throughout but the Lady Bobcats (24-11, 8-2) were bit by the turnover bug as East Chambers (17-13, 5-5) forced Orangefield into 28 turnovers for the night.
Despite the turnovers, the Lady Bobcats led 42-41 with just less than four minutes remaining in the game but the Lady Bucs, sparked by Tyanna Randle, closed out the game with a 9-2 spurt.
Randle tossed in a team-high 19 points, scoring 14 in the second half including eight in the decisive fourth quarter.
Faith Fregia led the Lady Bobcats with 19 points as she filtered 14 of her points in the second half as well, including 10 points in the third quarter in which she drained two three-point bombs.
The Lady Bobcats led 11-9 at the end of the first quarter as Maddison Greenway scored six of her 10 points in the period.
The Lady Bucs then forced the Lady Bobcats into nine second quarter turnovers that enabled them to go on a 12-5 run to lead 21-16 at intermission.
The Lady Bobcats outscored East Chambers 14-10 in the third quarter to pull to within 31-30 entering the fourth quarter.
East Chambers controlled the boards as well, outrebounding the Lady Bobcats 32-22.
Post Tatum Loupe had nine points and a game-high 11 rebounds for the Lady Bucs. Valencia Thomas had nine points while Harleigh Collier had eight points and five boards while Randle added six rebounds.
Jacey Bourque also had 10 points for the Lady Bobcats. Harleigh Rawls contributed five points and a team-high eight rebounds while Greenway hauled down seven boards.
The Lady Bucs committed 23 turnovers.
Orangefield was 4-for-6 from the free-throw line while the Lady Bucs went 9-of-17.
The Lady Bobcats will look to bounce back Friday when they visit Warren to face the Lady Warriors.
LITTLE CYPRESS – The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears dropped a 64-28 decision to the first-place Hardin-Jefferson Lady Hawks Tuesday night at The Grove.
Chelsea Perry powered the LC-M (13-11, 2-7) attack against the Lady Hawks (21-8, 8-0), scoring 14 points and snagging seven rebounds.
Zaria Johnson had five points for the Lady Bears while Christina Joseph and Brittany Wyatt had six rebounds apiece.
The Lady Bears will have a bye on Friday and will visit Lumberton next Tuesday.
In other 22-4A action Tuesday, the Silsbee Lady Tigers (17-9, 6-3) defeated the Bridge City Lady Cardinals (16-12, 2-6) 54-48.