By Russ Green-Sports Editor
The Orrick Bearcats basketball season came to an end Tuesday as they bowed out in the first round of the Class 1, District 13 tournament at Polo with a 71-50 loss to Braymer.
The Bearcats, after snapping a 65-game losing skid early in the year, end the campaign with a 6-20 mark in a season that Orrick coach Jared McMahon called bittersweet.
“We had a lot of ups and downs this year, losing a number of close games, while we were still trying to figure out how to win,” he said. “All in all though, this year has been a tremendous improvement from past years and we grew tremendously as a basketball program. I am extremely proud of my group of young men and all the hard work and dedication they put forth this year.”
Braymer jumped out on top with a 19-9 lead after one period and then stretched that advantage to 41-16 by the intermission. The No. 3 seeded Bobcats shot 53 percent from the field with Logan O’Dell hitting 6 of his 8 shots to score a team-high 14 points. Juan Brandon and Dillan Hall added 12 apiece.