Oak Ridge JV girls now 13-0, freshman improve to 10-1

By: Matt Long, Sports Editor
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A 64-33 win over Inderkum Friday improved Oak Ridge High’s junior varsity girls’ basketball team to 13-0 on the season.

The girls’ freshman team, meanwhile, defeated El Camino and Inderkum in similar fashion to improve to 10-1 on the year.

Despite winning by 31 points, it wasn’t the best performance for the JV girls, who didn’t play well defensively, according to coach Annie Lamy. Oak Ridge led 40-24 after three quarters before putting the finishing touches on Inderkum in the fourth quarter, outscoring them 24-9.

“We won the game and I’ll take it, but we were off our game defensively,” Lamy said. “The girls were working hard, but not doing the right things and just making it harder on themselves. If we play defense like that against Del Oro, we’ll get killed. The problem is when we play crappy defense we get in foul trouble and that’s what we did. We can’t pick and chose when we want to work hard defensively. If we had done what we are supposed to do defensively, Inderkum would have never scored 33 points.”

Offensively, though, it was a good game for the Lady Trojans. Isamar Conde led the way with 17 points, while Saraya Smith finished with 13. Sierra Lamy and Elizabeth Cameron both scored 11 points. Cameron pulled down 12 rebounds, while Lamy had 11.

“Our post players did a good job scoring and rebounding,” Lamy said. “Isamar always plays good defense and I thought Jessica did a good job running the floor. We must contain dribblers better, defensively, though.”

The freshman squad had a pair of blowout victories, beating El Camino, 44-14 Thursday and Inderkum 45-6 the following day.

Laura Soper scored 11 points and Shelley Hoffman had 10 to lead the way against El Camino. Siera Rasmussen finished with nine points, while Briana Dulgar scored eight.

“The girls did a good job staying focused and working on the things we need to improve on,” coach Greg Lamy said.

Against Inderkum, Oak Ridge led 18-0 after the first quarter on its way to another large margin of victory. Dulgar scored 15 to lead the team, while Soper had 10. Rasmussen finished with eight points.

“These games gave us a chance to focus on the little things that we saw were problems in the JV tournament,” Lamy said. “We’ve got some tough games coming up against Christian Brothers, Sacramento, Del Oro and St. Francis so we’ll see where we’re at.”