Orrick outlasted visiting North Platte 42-41 Tuesday night to life the Bearcats back over the .500 mark at 9-8.
The first quarter proved to show signs of the defensive battle to come as Orrick held a 5-3 advantage.
“Probably a very boring game from a fan’s perspective in the first quarter and our second quarter wasn’t much better,” Orrick Coach Morgan Dickson said. “Defensively, we played well and they did, too.”
The Panthers’ offense came to life in the second quarter as the visitors grabbed an 18-13 lead at the half. Orrick had its best quarter offensively in the third period with a 20-point effort to help the Bearcats take a 33-31 edge into the final 8 minutes. Kalija Rogers provided the spark for Orrick as he hit for all 12 of his points in the third quarter.
The full story is in the Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 edition of The Daily News.