JV, freshmen Lady Trojans are both 10-2

By: Matt Long
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Both the Oak Ridge junior varsity and freshman girls’ basketball teams wrapped up their non-league season with 10-2 records. The junior varsity team placed fifth at the Lady Bulldog Winter Classic held Dec. 29-31, dropping their first game to El Camino and then winning back-to-back games against Granite Bay and Vista del Lago. The freshman team won the tournament with wins over Granite Bay, Franklin and Rio Linda. The junior varsity squad rebounded from the 56-35 loss to El Camino, in what coach Annie Lamy described as her worst game at Oak Ridge, with a 43-32 win over Granite Bay. It was hardly pretty as Oak Ridge led 21-9 at halftime, and yet the Grizzlies were still within seven points in the fourth quarter. “We had no intensity, but fortunately Granite Bay’s wasn’t as good as El Camino,” Lamy said. Megan Stanion led the team with 10 points after leading the team with eight points against El Camino. Alexa Pickett added eight, while Lauren Sende and Taja Davis both scored five. Oak Ridge finished off the tournament with an easy 56-19 win over and undermanned Vista squad, which featured only five players. Jenna Klein, Oak Ridge’s all-tournament selection, led the team with 14 points. Sende chipped in 10, while Megan Watson scored eight. The freshman squad put forth a strong defensive effort throughout the tournament, allowing only 51 points in three games to win the tournament. Oak Ridge started the tournament with a 58-19 win over Granite Bay. Christina Figg-Hoblyn led the way with 13 points, while Sara Bocinski chipped in 10 and Katie Hoisington scored eight. Oak Ridge didn’t shoot very well against Franklin in the second round, but played stellar defense in a 32-17 victory. Jacki Bateman scored five points, followed by Nicole Rucker, Nicole Chambless, Kirsten Banks-Gwartne, Hoisington and Figg-Hoblyn, who all scored four points. Oak Ridge put together its best transition game in the finale against Rio Linda and ripped the Knights 56-15. Besides the final score, coach Greg Lamy was thrilled with his team’s 56 rebounds, 21 assists and all-out hustle on defense and in the transition game. “This was the best defensive transition game that this group has played,” Lamy said. “Everyone put forth a good effort, everyone scored and everyone played well.” Figg-Hoblyn again led the team with 12 points. Rucker contributed nine and Bateman and Amanda Jones both scored six. Figg-Hoblyn was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, while Chelsea Abelia also made the all-tournament team.