Oak Ridge Ladies Win, Tough Out Injuries

The Oak Ridge Lady War Eagle basketball team traveled to the Conroe tournament on Thursday and came back with mixed results. They won over Bryan 36-35, but sustained some early season injuries.

Coach Molly Gibson describes how the team played, “We beat Bryan by a point in the first game but it was a sloppy win. Brandi (Lawson) fractured a finger on her shooting hand and Nadia (Schmidt) left in the first quarter with five stitches in her chin.”

Lawson and Schmidt both sucked it up after getting treatment and continued to play. With the loss of a very valuable player in Shelby Cage early on in practice due to a torn ACL, the Lady War Eagles can ill afford any more injuries.

Tatiana Jackson led all scorers with 10 points and added 9 rebounds. Kali Bass had 9 points and 8 rebounds.

The Lady War Eagles faced off against Cy-Creek in game two and proceeded to fall behind early and were down by as many as 14 points in the second half. Fighting back late, Oak Ridge came up just short in losing 46-40.

“We definitely were not operating on all cylinders but it was a great team effort”, Coach Gibson stated. “We have to control our turnovers on offense, but defensively we continue to play pretty solid basketball.”

Tatiana Jackson again led all scorers with 11 points. Celeste Rypien had 8. Dani Scibek and Chantal Franco had 7 each. Kali Bass cleaned up on the glass with 8 rebounds.

Oak Ridge is on the floor in Conroe again today.

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Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

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