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The long bus ride to Windsor was worth it for the Orrick Lady Bearcats Friday night as the defense smothered the Greyhounds in a 71-19 I-70 Conference victory.
The Orrick defense gave up 12 of those points in the first quarter and then clamped down the remaining three periods as the Lady Bearcats improve to 3-1 in the league and 10-5 overall, while Windsor drops to 0-3 and 2-14.
Orrick Coach Mitch Comstock said his team played an all-around good game.
“I was proud of how the girls played,” he said. “That is a tough game to get excited about after being on a bus for two hours, but I thought we did well.”
The Lady Bearcats hit 53 percent of their 59 shots from the field, while the defense came up with 25 steals.
Amanda Rodenberg led 10 different Orrick players in scoring with a game-high 17, while Brooke Endsley added 10. Rodenberg completed her double-double with 10 rebounds. Any Isenhour and Leslie LaFavor each hit for 9 points, with Gabriela Pigg adding 8.
Also scoring for the Lady Bearcats were Megan Swartz with 6, followed by Kristee Harris with 5, Elizabeth Clark with 4, Shelby Harth with 2, and Megan Stagner with a free throw.
Clark also grabbed 6 rebounds – 4 on the defensive end with a team-high 4 steals. LaFavor also had 4 thefts for Orrick.
It didn’t take long for Orrick to take control of the game as the Lady Bearcats jumped out to a 31-12 lead after the first quarter and then outscored the Greyhounds 17-2 in the second period and 15-2 in the third.
Windsor hit just six field goals in the game, and 4 of 11 free throws, while Orrick made 8 of 20 from the stripe.