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It’s all Oak Ridge against Lady Bruins

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From page A8 | February 03, 2014 |

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LADY TROJAN, #31, Saraya Smith jumps for the basket as Lady Bruin, #24, Alex Boyle looks on in Thursday's game against Ponderosa. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s varsity girls basketball program hosted intra-county rival Ponderosa Thursday night, defeating the Lady Bruins handily in a 64-20 Delta River League victory.

The Bruins, 0-4 in league action heading into the game, found themselves outmatched against an undefeated squad from Troy with an expansive offensive arsenal.

The hosts jumped ahead early with a big first quarter performance, putting up 16 points while holding Ponderosa to one. Ali Bettencourt, Yumi Drossos and Jenn Hoffman all hit threes in that quarter — establishing an outside threat that Ponderosa was forced to address the rest of the night.

“We have struggled to maintain intensity as we cycle through our substitutions,” Oak Ridge head coach Steve White said. “Tonight the girls did a good job of maintaining that intensity.”

Troy continued to roll offensively, leading 37-5 at halftime. Ponderosa’s guns started to fire in the second half as the Bruins managed to score 10 points in the third quarter and another five in the fourth but Oak Ridge was too much to handle, countering with a 27-point effort in the second half to seal victory.

“We knew going into Oak Ridge that it was going to be a long shot to pull off a win,” Bruin head coach Noel O’Donnell said. “But I told the girls before the game how we’re going to define a win against Oak Ridge and that was to achieve the team goals we set for the game, and never stop playing hard until the very end. I’m proud that the girls did those things — and it should give them a reason to be proud of their effort.”

Alex Boyle had a team-high 11 points for the Bruins, while Danielle Craft was able to bang a pair of long-range daggers en route to her seven on the night. Ashlyn Zentner made good on a field goal in the third quarter to round out the scoring for Ponderosa.

“Ponderosa is always a team that plays hard,” White said. “I thought they played hard and continued to press us throughout the game, they just didn’t match up well with us tonight, and you have to give them credit for never slowing down.”

Bettencourt finished with a trio of three-pointers in her game-high 13-point performance, while Grace Derksen found success from long range as well, finishing with eight. Celeste Vitolas and Shelby Peters each contributed seven while Saraya Smith and Drossos added six points apiece.

Briana Dulgar and Michelle Barkley shared duties in the second quarter en route to adding four points each while Conde Isamar and Hoffman finished with three. Jessica Maglietta’s two points capped off Oak Ridge’s offensive effort for the night.

 

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