(Photo by Chris Pobst, Staff)
ORAN -- The Oran Lady Eagles had a field day on the glass.
That's one area where Chaffee senior Randi Wiley knows she struggles in.
"I haven't rebounded since the seventh grade," Wiley admitted. "I'm a terrible rebounder -- I'll be the first to tell you that."
The Lady Eagles eventually put an end to the Chaffee Lady Devils season on Saturday using second, third and sometimes fourth chance opportunities to do it in a 52-25 loss during the Class 2, District 3 tournament at Oran High School.
Oran will play Lesterville tonight at 7:30 p.m. during the semifinal round.
"We didn't rebound -- at all," Chaffee coach Tyson Moyers said. "We had stretches where we would, but, if you give them three or four chances, they're going to make one."
Oran capitalized on their rebounding superiority the most during the second half, limiting the Lady Devils, who gained accustomed to one shot on the offensive side, to just nine points -- four in the third and five in the fourth.
"The first half I thought our kids sat back on their heels and didn't do much," Oran coach Adam Friga said. "The kids did a lot better job as a team getting on the glass and limiting their chances in the second half."
Both the Lady Eagles and Chaffee were slow out of the gate playing to a 4-4 tie until a 3-pointer by Oran's Chrissy Sauceda unleashed an 11-0 run that spilled into the second quarter.
Oran senior Haley Glastetter scored three-straight buckets to open the second quarter en route to her game leading 18 points.
Chaffee, however, fought back to make it a six-point game, 22-16, at halftime led by Adrienne Eichhorn's five points in the second quarter.
"For stretches we played some pretty good basketball," said Moyers. "And it all centered around rebounding. When we rebounded we played well."
The second half was led by Oran's Cheyanne King, who at 5-9, had her way under the basket. King scored 10 of Oran's 15 points in the third quarter getting numerous chances from offensive rebounds.
"There were spurts when we competed," said Wiley, who ended up with seven points in her last game as a Lady Devil. "But, there were more spurts when we didn't. Those second shots killed us though."
Chaffee went into the final quarter looking up at a 15-point deficit, 37-22. Before long, Oran was up by 20 points with just over three minutes left in the fourth, saving their season and avenging an earlier 1-point loss by ending Chaffee's.
"It's been a pretty tough season for us," Moyers said. "We won four games and we're proud that we won those, but, the girls improved all year and that's what I'm the most proud of."
Sophomore Ellie Sigman led Chaffee with 10 points.
Chaffee will be losing four seniors to graduation -- Wiley, Simona Samseliova, Miranda Estes and Nongnaphat Thapthimthong.
"Our girls got so much better over the year," said Wiley. "I'm excited to see what they can do next year."
CHAFFEE (25) -- Randi Wiley 7, Adrienne Eichhorn 5, Lauren Whistler 1, Miranda Estes 2, Ellie Sigman 10. FG 10, FT 4-7, F 8. (3-pointers: Wiley 1. Fouled out: none.)
ORAN (52) -- Taylor Nenninger 3, Haley Glastetter 18, Addie Kielhofner 6, Chrissy Sauceda 11, Cheyanne King 14. FG 23, FT 2-3, F 12. (3-pointers: Nenninger 1, Sauceda 3. Fouled out: none.)
ORAN -- The Chaffee Red Devils' first winning season in 31 years was in danger of ending on Saturday after surviving a scare from the sixth-seeded Southern Whippets at the Class 2, District 3 tournament.
The Whippets outscored Chaffee 18-11 in the second quarter holding a 29-24 advantage at halftime.
The Red Devils answered back with 23 points in the third quarter, however, taking back their lead after Alex Crowe drained one of his four 3-pointers to give Chaffee a 38-36 lead with 3:21 left in the frame.
The Whippets battled back by tying the game three times afterwards, but a bucket by Jason Cicardi and a 3-pointer from Blake Senciboy put Chaffee in the drivers seat with a 47-42 advantage after the third quarter.
Crowe and Alex Davie led Chaffee with 14 points apiece. Cicardi and Jordan Yahn added 13 and 10 points respectively.
The Red Devils will play the second-seeded Advance on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the semifinals.
SOUTHERN (57) -- Jake Rhea 4, Tanner McNail 10, Dylan Pogue 6, Jared Hathcoat 9, Zach Fox 2, Holden Henry 20. FG 18, FT 11-18, F 13. (3-pointers: McNail 2, Hathcoat 2. Fouled out: none.)
CHAFFEE (68) -- Alex Crowe 14, Blake Senciboy 3, Michael Rutherford 8, Jason Cicardi 13, Zach Dannenmueller 2, Jordan Yahn 10, Alex Davie 14, Trevor Cannon 2, Andy Terhune 2. FG 28, FT 5-10, F 15. (3-pointers: Crowe 4, Senciboy 1, Cicardi 2. Fouled out: none.)
ORAN -- Led by Blane Kelley's 22 points, the Lesterville Bearcats ended Meadow Heights' season on Saturday during the Class 2, District 3 tournament, 69-62.
The Bearcats sunk Meadow Heights in the second quarter by outscoring the Panthers 20-10 which led to a 36-27 lead at the half.
Adam Walker led Meadow Heights with 25 points.
LESTERVILLE (69) -- Tom McKeever 4, Austin Chadbourne 2, Evan Stewart 9, Trevor Cunningham 11, Kris Pippen 11, Blane Kelley 22, Cody Pollard 10. FG 24, FT 14-25, F 10. (3-pointers: Pippen 3, Kelley 4. Fouled out: none.)
MEADOW HEIGHTS (62) -- Adam Walker 25, Aaron Mayfield 2, Daylan Davis 7, Ethan Mayfield 4, Trent Kiefer 2, Calen Buerck 16, Tanner Bollman 6. FG 26, FT 4-7, F 17. (3-pointers: Walker 4, Davis 1, Buerck 1. Fouled out: none.)
Advance 81, Greenville 38
ORAN -- The second-seed Advance Hornets blistered the Greenville Bears on Saturday opening the Class 2, District 3 tournament with an 81-38 win.
The Advance duo of Grant Gray and Ethan Barr each scored 16 points while Darren VanGennip added another 12.
GREENVILLE (38) -- Timothy Frymire 6, Billy Green 2, Michael Morey 16, Jerry Alexander 8, Tim Hillis 4, Devon Earles 2. FG 18, FT 2-7, F 12. (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none.)
ADVANCE (81) -- Leah Kidd 2, Dylan Cato 3, Grant Gray 16, Aaron Veale 5, Tyler Middleton 2, Hunter Wilson 9, Darren VanGennip 12, Ryan Moses 8, Dylan Dunivan 5, Lane Below 3, Ethan Barr 16. FG 30, FT 14-18, F 10. (3-pointers: Cato 1, Gray 4, Moses 1, Below 1. Fouled out: none.)
ORAN -- The Greenville Lady Bears pulled away late on Saturday downing the Southern Lady Whippets, 57-36.
Greenville's Andrea Becker torched the nets for 27 points as the Lady Bears outscored Southern 23-15 in the fourth quarter.
Greenville, the No. 4 seed in the Class 2, District 3 tournament, will play the top-seed Lady Panthers of Meadow Heights tonight at 6 p.m. in the semifinals.
SOUTHERN (36) -- Danika Emery 2, Alyssa Beardsley 2, Alix Montplaisir 3, Kali Smith 10, Emily Goldsborough 7, Darian Lovell 2, Whitney Morgan 10. FG 13, FT 8-10, F 22. (3-pointers: Montplaisir 1, Goldsborough 1. Fouled out: Morgan.)
GREENVILLE (57) Sarah Hillis 8, Bailey White 6, Tori Porter 9, Mary Jo Atchison 1, Andrea Becker 27. FG 14, FT 21-30, F 12. (3-pointers: White 1, Porter 1. Fouled out: none.)