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JV Lady Trojans improve to 21-0

By: Staff Report
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Last week was about as easy as it gets for Oak Ridge High’s junior varsity girls’ basketball team. The undefeated Lady Trojans, 7-0 in the Delta River League and 21-0 overall, dominated Pleasant Grove, 65-40 and then ripped Folsom, 67-11. The team came out with something to prove against the Eagles, after allowing 53 points to them the first time the teams played on Jan. 10. Oak Ridge got off to a great start, leading 21-12 after the first quarter and increased that lead by six more points by halftime, when they led 39-24. In the second half, the defense stiffened as it allowed the Eagles only eight points in both quarters, while holding them to 13 less points overall than the previous meeting. “We played a lot better than we did the first time we played them,” Oak Ridge coach Annie Lamy said. “Defensively, we shut them down. I liked how Lauren Barca, Sydney Stigerts and Kristen Swanson played very aggressive defense.” Offensively, Krisztina Zagyi led the way with 20 points, while Celeste Vitolas finished with 11. Barca scored eight, while Nina Grimes and Stigerts threw in six points each. Oak Ridge jumped out to an 18-1 lead against Folsom on Friday in the first quarter and nearly equaled that effort in the second quarter. By halftime the Lady Trojans led 38-2. Vitolas scored 10 points, while Grace Derksen, Zagyi and Shelby Peters all finished with eight points. Swanson and Grimes scored seven. “I liked how hard the girls played in this game and how they picked up their defensive effort,” Lamy said. “They kept up the intensity and that was good.” The freshman girls improved to 19-3 with a pair of non-league wins over Christian Brothers, 66-30, and Kennedy, 53-19. Oak Ridge has focused on its perimeter shooting the last few weeks and it has improved. In two of the last three games, Oak Ridge has made at least five three-pointers and guard Jessica Maglietta has picked up her play and led the way. In the win over Kennedy, Oak Ridge knocked down five threes, as Maglietta hit two and Isamar Conde, Lauren Gaddis, Ella Marino and Dana Godwin all had one. “Jessica has been hitting her outside shots and she’s also done a good job distributing the ball,” Oak Ridge coach Greg Lamy said. “I’m happy with the way our shooting has come along.” Against Kennedy, Oak Ridge led 17-7 after the first quarter and played well the rest of the way, except for only scoring six points in the third quarter. Maglietta and Conde scored 10 points each to lead the team. Gaddis finished with nine points, while Katey Nill had eight. Marino scored seven, while Morgan Jones had six. Oak Ridge dominated Christian Brothers, especially in the first half when they scored 42 points while limiting the Falcons to 14. Nill was the team’s high-scorer with 20 points. Maglietta scored 12, while Conde had nine. Gaddis and Jones both finished with eight points. “Lauren has really been coming on the second half of the season,” Lamy said. “She’s been looking for her shot more and has been shooting well. She’s stepped up and has become a floor leader.”