Oak Ridge Fights Back but Loses to Conroe 48-40

The Oak Ridge Lady War Eagles lost a tough one at Conroe 48-40 Tuesday night.

With Oak Ridge trailing after a quarter, the ladies turned on the after burners and went ahead 23-20 at the break but it was all for naught as they ran into into an impromptu freight train in Destiny Stewart. Conroe’s Stewart played the game of her life with 27 points, four rebounds and two assists.

Where the Lady War Eagles turned a seven point deficit into a three point lead by virtue of a 16-6 second quarter, Conroe returned the favor in the third quarter with their own 16-6 run. Down 36-29 to start the 4th, Oak Ridge got to within two points on a Dani Scibek threesome that had the ladies within two but they would not be able to get any closer as Stewart continued her dominant play allowing Conroe to pull away to an eight point victory.

Oak Ridge shot 28% from the field to include an abysmal 2-12 showing from three-land. This was the big difference as Conroe was 12% better in the shooting department. Oak Ridge had twice as many rebounds giving them several extra chances of which they could not turn into points. Also contributing to the loss is Oak Ridge having 26 turnovers to Conroe’s 11.

Celeste Rypien, who played the entire game led the way for Oak Ridge gathering 12 points, eight rebounds and two assists. Dani Scibek played an awesome game contributing seven points, three rebounds, a steal and an assist. Tatiana Jackson tallied seven and hauled down 12 rebounds.

Oak Ridge is at home on Friday at 7pm versus Atascocita.

Oak Ridge 7 16 6 11 — 40

Conroe 14 6 16 12 — 48

Record — Oak Ridge: 11-11, 1-2. Conroe: 7-16, 1-3.

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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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