By Russ Green-Sports Editor
The Lady Bearcats overcame a sluggish start Thursday night at Lexington, but a strong second half lifted Orrick to a 69-47 win over the Minutewomen. Orrick will take a 7-1 record into the holiday break and will be back on the court as the No. 1 seed in the Braymer Invitational Jan. 13 against Wentworth.
Orrick managed just three field goals in the opening period as the Lady Bearcats fell behind 14-9, but the offense came alive in the second quarter with a 28-point effort and took a 37-27 lead at halftime. Orrick coach Mitch Comstock said his Lady Bearcats probably had a letdown coming off of winning the I-70 Conference Tournament.
“I was proud of how we responded in the second and third quarters and got the win,” he said. “I’m very proud of both Madison Winters and Madison Endsley.”
Winters posted 11 of her game-high 28 points in the second quarter to get the offense going. Winters also ended the night with 8 rebounds, 4 steals and 4 assists while converting 8 of 11 free throws and hitting 10 of her 18 shots from the floor. Endsley chipped in 18 points with 4 rebounds and 3 steals.