Oak Ridge JV, freshman girls have no trouble with Ponderosa

By: Staff Report
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Oak Ridge High’s varsity girls’ basketball team had no trouble with Ponderosa Thursday in their only Delta River League game last week and neither did the girls’ junior varsity or freshman teams.

The JV girls remained unbeaten at 19-0 with a 57-18 win over the Bruins. The Lady Trojans started slow and only led 8-5 after the first quarter, but outscored Ponderosa 20-2 in the second to open a convincing 28-7 lead by halftime. From there it was all academic, as the Lady Trojans scored 29 points in the second half to Ponderosa’s 11.

“We didn’t get off to a great start, but the game was never in question,” Oak Ridge coach Annie Lamy said. “The girls worked hard.”

Saraya Smith scored 16 points to lead the team, while Isamar Conde scored 14 and Jessica Maglietta finished with 12.

The freshman squad also had an easy time with the Bruins, winning 37-18. While the team struggled to score, they at least made the Bruins have an even tougher time. Another good start to the first quarter, leading 12-2, set the wheels in motion for the Trojan victory.

Laura Soper led the team with 14 points. Briana Dulgar added 10, while Shelley Hoffman finished with eight.

“We didn’t do a very good job scoring, but the girls played hard,” Oak Ridge coach Greg Lamy said. “It was a fun environment for the girls in their first rivalry game against Ponderosa.”

Oak Ridge finished the week Friday with a 64-5 win over Pioneer, as the team improved to 17-1 on the year. As the final score indicates, this was a mismatch of epic proportions, as Oak Ridge led 19-0 after one quarter and 42-2 at halftime.

Amber Orchard scored 16 points in the win, while Dulgar scored 10 and Hoffman chipped in nine.