Oak Ridge JV girls win second straight tournament

By: Matt Long, Sports Editor
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Oak Ridge improved to 6-0 on the season after winning all three games of the Woodcreek Tournament.

The Lady Trojans continue to impress, as they won the games easily. The closest game of the tournament was the championship game played Saturday against host Woodcreek, a game in which Oak Ridge won by 19 points, 62-43.

The best part of the game was the team’s balanced scoring, as Elizabeth Cameron led the way with 15 points, while Saraya Smith scored 13. Lauren Gaddis contributed eight points to the win, while Laura Soper and Isamar Conde scored seven.

“I thought we played better against Christian Brothers,” Oak Ridge coach Annie Lamy said. “Maybe we were tired because it was the third game in three days. It was nice to see the offense spread out, though. Elizabeth did a good job in the post and rebounded well.”

Oak Ridge defeated Christian Brothers, 56-36, in the semis for the opportunity to play Woodcreek. Smith was high scorer with 18 points, while Conde scored 11.

“The press worked well; we were rotating and it was great to see,” Lamy said. “We got pumped up to play them.”

The Lady Trojans opened the tournament with a blowout win over Grant, 71-20. Smith and Jessica Maglietta scored 12 points, Conde added 11, Sierra Lamy finished with 10 and Gaddis scored eight.

“We tried hard not to run up the score,” Lamy said. “It was painful to watch.”

Smith was named the tournament’s most valuable player, while Conde and Maglietta were all-tournament selections.

Lamy is pleased with her team’s improved play, saying the players are working hard and getting better every day.