BASKETBALL ROUNDUP — 2 local teams advance following opening round playoff action

Published 12:20 am Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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The Orangefield Bobcats delivered a strong 21-point victory during opening round playoff action Tuesday.

OHS defeated Woodville, 62-41, and now advances to play ??? on Friday night.

There were strong performances across the board with Zane Wrinkle contributing 20 points and 5 rebounds, Jaden Scales pouring in 20 points and 4 rebounds, and Kane Smith delivering 10 points and 7 assists.

Kadyn Rucker also filled up the state sheet with 7 points and 13 rebounds.

With the victory, the Bobcats advance to play Crockett.

Orange County’s other big winner was Bridge City, which moves on following a 59-51 victory over Livingston.

Cardinals highlights include:

  • AG Gutierrez, 19 points and 3 assists.
  • Lincoln Breaux, 13 points, 9 rebounds and 5 steals.
  • Aaden Bush, 12 points and 4 rebounds.
  • Bryce Linder, 7 points and 6 rebounds.

Bridge City advances to play Spring Hill on Friday.

Strong seasons that unfortunately came to an end include Vidor, which lost to Hamshire-Fannett, 65-53, and West Orange-Stark, which came up short against Huffman-Hargrave, 52-47.