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Lady Trojans remain unbeaten at 19-0, frosh win two

By: Staff Report
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Oak Ridge High’s junior varsity girls’ basketball remained unbeaten last week with two wins, while coach Annie Lamy earned her 300th career victory in her 14 years of coaching at the school. The Lady Trojans (5-0, 19-0) started the week by beating Sheldon, 58-37, which gave Lamy her 300th career victory against only 55 losses. The team got off to a great start, leading 22-8 after the first quarter, but led only by nine after three quarters, 35-26. A technical foul assessed to Lamy late in the third quarter, however, must have sparked the team, as the Lady Trojans finished strong, outscoring the Huskies 23-11 en route to a 21-point win. Oak Ridge had five players score at least eight points with Krisztina Zagyi leading the way with 12. Grace Derksen finished with nine, while Kristen Swanson, Nina Grimes and Celeste Vitolas all had eight. The Lady Trojans finished the week with an easy 70-15 win over Ponderosa. Leading 14-4 after the first quarter, Oak Ridge exploded in the second, outscoring the Bruins 29-5 to take a 43-9 lead into halftime. The second half was more of the same. Zagyi again led the team with 13 points. Gabby Flores had 11, while Yumi Drossos added 10. Sydney Stigerts and Derksen both finished with eight, while Shelby Peters scored seven. “We made a lot of mistakes, but they didn’t hurt us,” Lamy said. “I was glad to see the girls kept their focus and didn’t drop their intensity throughout the game.” The freshman girls also picked up two wins last week to improve to 2-0 in league play and 17-3 overall. Oak Ridge opened the week Wednesday with a 58-24 win over Summerville. The team got off to a decent start, leading 18-10 after the first quarter, but early in the second quarter Summerville had cut the lead to two, 18-16. Oak Ridge rebounded with a 17-0 run to take a 35-16 lead into the break. A solid 12-4 advantage in the third quarter put the game away. Jessica Maglietta had the hot hand, finishing with 21 points, including knocking down three three-pointers. Lauren Gaddis ended the game with eight points. Oak Ridge had to fight to beat Ponderosa last Thursday, as the Lady Trojans found themselves trailing at halftime 18-14. “Ponderosa played a tight zone and left the outside open but we didn’t take advantage of it by either not making our shots or by not having the patience to find the open gaps and on top of that we were one-and-done on offense,” Oak Ridge coach Greg Lamy said. “We’re six games from the end of the season and there are still some fundamental things that the girls aren’t bringing into the game. After a stern talk at halftime, the girls played much better in the third quarter.” Gaddis set the tone with two early steals and Maglietta got hot again from the outside, knocking down three, long-distance threes in the quarter and finished the game with four from behind the arc. Morgan Jones also hit two three-pointers, while Dana Godwin also knocked one down from long-range. Maglietta ended the game with 12 points, while Jones had 11 and Katey Nill added 10. “Our second half was a lot better, but we can’t let other teams come out and dictate the tone for the first half of games,” Lamy said. “We need to come out with more focus and intensity in the beginning of games.”