War Eagles Pull Away From Kingwood for Big District Win

The Oak Ridge War Eagles continue to gel as the won their second huge district game in a row by defeating Kingwood 51-43 at the Eagles Nest Friday night. In outscoring Kingwood by eight points in the fourth quarter, Oak Ridge took another step up the District 14-5A ladder.

Terrell Lawrence had another big game in draining 22 points. Halen Butler added 11 for the War Eagles. Kingwood’s Brendan Hollerread and Mike Davis had 22 and 14 respectively.

With College Park losing at Lufkin 50-47 and dropping to 2-3 in district, Oak Ridge and Kingwood are in a tie for second with identical district marks of 4-2. Oak Ridge is 16-8 overall.

Atascocita is 3-3 while Lufkin rose to 2-4 and Conroe is stuck in the basement. The Woodlands maintained their unblemished record with an 87-44 whitewashing of the Tigers.

Six teams are fighting for four playoff spots with all having the ability to beat each other. Watch out for Lufkin as they could just as easily be 4-2 in losing two heartbreaking overtime district clashes.

In moving into the closing stages of the regular season, Coach Rob Stewart is true to form in once again having his charges playing their best basketball. With College Park coming to Oak Ridge on Tuesday, this couldn’t come at a better time.

Oak Ridge 51, Kingwood 43

Kingwood 10 6 17 10 — 43

Oak Ridge 9 11 13 18 — 51

Record — Oak Ridge: 16-8, 4-2.

Leaders — Kingwood: Brendan Holderread 22 points. Oak Ridge: Terrell Lawrence 22 points; Halen Butler 11 points.

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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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