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Girls basketball begins district action this week

The Orangefield Lady Bobcats finished up the West Kolache Tournament with a win on Saturday, December 2, against Coolidge. Orangefield went 3-1 in the tournament which took place near Waco.

The Lady Bobcats were led offensively by Mikayla Locke who had 17 points and also had a team high 7 steals. Greenlea Oldham pulled down 5 rebounds, made 2 steals, and scored 12 points for Orangefield. Other Lady Bobcats with good games were Rebecca Durbin who fought for 5 rebounds, Steeley Franklin tallied 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds while Brooklyn Wagoner had 4 points and 3 rebounds. The Lady Bobcats began district play on Tuesday night at Orangefield against Kountze.

The week before the start of district the Orangefield Lady Bobcats hosted the Vidor Lady Pirates at the Orangefield Gymnasium. The Lady Bobcats dropped a close one 33-32 to the Lady Pirates.

Mikayla Locke had a strong game for Orangefield leading in points with 9, making 8 steals, and grabbing 5 rebounds. Greenlea Oldham topped the Lady Bobcats with 14 rebounds while scoring 8 points. Rebecca Durbin and Paisley Reeves both scored 6 points. Brooklyn Waggoner had 3 rebounds and 2 steals to go along with her 3 points.

The three Class 4A girls basketball teams in Orange County played in separate tournaments the week before the start of their district games. The Little Cypress Mauriceville Lady Bears finished second in the Evadale Tournament. Lady Bears Keylie Washburn and Maya Meadow walked away with All-Tournament picks. LCM played Hull-Daisetta on Tuesday and will begin district action against the West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs on Friday.

West Orange-Stark finished third at the Big Sandy Tournament this past weekend beating Coldspring 50-36. The Lady Mustangs play at home on Friday against LCM and at Bridge City on Tuesday, December 12, for their first two district games.

The Bridge City Lady Cardinals defeated Port Neches-Grove 46-21 and lost to Buna 50-41 to go 3-3 in the PNG Tournament over the weekend. Lady Cardinals are now 10-6 overall and open district action on Friday at Jasper.


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