The Orrick Lady Bearcats captured their first Bill Burns Classic championship in Lathrop Saturday night as they defeated the hosts 53-42. Orrick had three players reach double digits and coach Mitch Comstock said he got a complete team effort as his Lady Cats improved to 8-1 for the season.
“I was very proud of our intensity,” he said. “We went into a tough place to play, held our composure, and played very well. We had players step up in scoring roles that we really needed to step up, and other filled the roles they needed. I am very proud of them.”
Amanda Rodenberg recorded a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. On defense she rejected 4 Lathrop shots. Amy Isenhour hit 6 of her 10 field goal attempts on her way to chipping in 13 points to the winning effort, and Shelby Harth hit 5 of 7 field goals attempts as she scored 10 points.
Orrick hit 45 percent from the field, but struggled a bit at the line by making just 9 of 20 attempts.
The Lady Bearcats jumped to a 16-11 lead after the first 8 minutes, and took a 25-18 advantage at the half. Lathrop fought back to cut the deficit in the third quarter and trailed 36-33 heading into the final period.
Janelle Saling led the Lathrop scoring with 17 points.
Also scoring for Orrick were Kristee Harris with 8, while Leslie LaFavor and Megan Swartz added 2 each. Swartz dished out 8 assists, with Isenhour credited with 4 helpers.