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Orrick reached double-digit scoring in all four quarters Wednesday night as the Lady Bearcats thumped North Platte 50-27 in the semifinals of the Bill Burns Classic in Lathrop. Orrick, now 7-1 and winners of its last five games, will play either Lathrop or Maysville for the tournament title Saturday night.
While the offense was clicking, the Lady Bearcat defense held North Platte to just a half-dozen points in the first half.
“Last night was probably the most complete game we have played all year,” Orrick Coach Mitch Comstock said. “We still have areas to improve on, but we are making progress.”
Megan Swartz hit four 3-point buckets on her way to scoring a game-high 18 points for Orrick. Swartz was 4 of 7 outside the arc, and also hit 6 of her 10 shots inside the 3-point line.
“Megan had a very good night,” Comstock said. “She did a great job of running the offense, and she shot the ball very well.”
Amanda Rodenberg recorded a double double for the Lady Bearcats with her 14 points and 11 rebounds. Amy Isenhour and Shelby Harth each added 7 points, with Kristee Harris scoring 2. Leslie LaFavor and Caitlin Stevinson added one free throw apiece.
Harris also added 7 rebounds and 4 steals to her nightly totals, while Harth had a half-dozen boards and 3 assists.
Orrick opened up first-half leads of 12-4 and 26-6. Maysville had its best offensive effort in the third period as Emilee Buckler hit for 8 of the Wolverines 13 points. Buckler ended the night with a team-high 14 points. Orrick still held a 40-19 cushion heading into the final 8 minutes, and then converted 6 of its 10 free throw attempts in the fourth frame.