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By Dan Perrine
For The Record 

Girls basketball taking off for Christmas

 

Last updated 12/24/2023 at 4:41pm

Rylynn Thornton has been a key contributor for the Lady Cardinals in their early district games

The local girls basketball teams have taken the week prior to Christmas off for the most part. The Orangefield Lady Bobcats, the Bridge City Lady Cardinals, the Little Cypress Mauriceville Lady Bears, and the West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs will resume district competition on Tuesday, January 2.

The Orangefield Lady Bobcats did play twice before Christmas and won both games. The Lady Bobcats beat Lumberton in a good game 51-43 on Tuesday, December 19 at Orangefield.

Post Greenlea Oldham had her second double double in the last two weeks with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Mikayla Locke scored 10 points and made 4 steals for Orangefield. Olivia Smith who saw time with the varsity during the Bill Tennison Tournament had another strong game pitching in 9 points and grabbing 6 rebounds. Kaylea Gravett added 6 points with 4 steals, and Rebecca Durbin tossed in 6 points while snaring 5 rebounds for the Lady Bobcats in the win.

On Friday, December 22, Orangefield went to Beaumont to play Kelly and came away with 42-30 victory. The Lady Bobcats used a big fourth quarter to secure the triumph.

Rebecca Durbin and Greenlea Oldham were big in the middle for the Lady Bobcats combining for 14 points and 12 rebounds. Brooklyn Wagoner tied Durbin as the high scorer for Orangefield with 8 points and additionally had 4 rebounds. Bri Moore scored 6 points with a pair of three point baskets. Mikayla Locke led the team in rebounds with 10 while also handing out a pair of assists and drawing a charge.

The Lady Bobcats will enjoy the remainder of the Christmas break off and resume action in the New Year. Orangefield is 2-1 in District 21-3A and play at home on Tuesday, January 2, against Hardin.

The West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs were the only other local girls team to play a game the week before Christmas. The Lady Mustangs fell 69-35 to Lake Charles Barbe on December 19. West Orange-Stark's next game will be January 2 at home against Lumberton a District 19-4A opponent.

The scheduled game for December 18 at Bridge City between the Lady Cardinals and Sabine Pass was cancelled because of a shortage of available players for the visiting team. Bridge City will participate in the Wimberley Tournament the weekend before the New Year.

Bri Moore hit two big three pointers for the Lady Bobcats in their win over Kelly

The Lady Cardinals will play two games on Thursday and two games on Friday, December 28-29. A final seating game will be held on Saturday morning before the finals conclude the tournament that afternoon.

Bridge City is 2-1 in District 19-4A. The Lady Cardinals go to Little Cypress Mauriceville to play the Lady Bears on Tuesday, January 2.

Little Cypress Mauriceville competes in the East Chambers Tournament the week after Christmas. The Lady Bears will play games on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, December 27-29, in Winnie.

The Lady Bears enter their home game at the Dr. Pauline Colburn Hargrove Gymnasium against Bridge City with a record of 1-1 in district. LCM defeated West Orange-Stark earlier before losing two weeks ago to the first place Silsbee Lady Tigers who also handed Bridge City its only district loss.

 

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