OC coeds claim two more victims
Oregon Citys top-ranked girls basketball team breezed by two Three Rivers League opponents last week, rolling to one-sided wins over Lakeridge (90-37) and over Canby (76-28).
The Pioneers last Friday rallied around their full-court press to put the Cougars away, forcing 36 turnovers and building a 45-12 advantage by halftime. Tiani Bradford headed the defensive assault with a team-high six steals. Jessica Gertz stole the ball four times and three other players came up with three steals apiece.
Seeing just 14 minutes of playing time, Johanna Paine head the Pioneer offense, leading five players in double figures in scoring with 14 points. Paine also corralled 11 rebounds as she led her team to a 44-31 advantage on the backboards.
Jenae Paine, Bradford and Cierra Walker scored 11 points apiece, and Gertz tallied 10 points. Walker and Jenae Paine both hit three 3-pointers, as no fewer than five Oregon City players found the basket from beyond the 3-point line. Montana Walters sparked the Pioneer offense with seven assists in 18 minutes on the floor.
Oregon City rallied around the play of Jenae Paine, Goff and Walters in the rout of Lakeridge.
Jenae Paine was at the top of her game, scoring a game-high 20 points. The 5-10 senior hit six-of-10 shots from the field, including four 3-pointers, and she was 4-for-4 from the charity stripe.
Goff scored 17 points on 5-for-7 shooting, and she hauled down 13 rebounds.
Walters sparked the Pioneer offense with 12 assists. Senior post Catelyn Preston (14 points) also hit double figures in scoring.
Rallying around their tenacious full-court defense, the Pioneers rolled to a 28-7 lead in the first quarter.
Led by Walker (4 steals), Alyssa Durr (4 steals) and Toria Bradford (4 steals), the Pioneers came up with 23 steals and they forced 30 turnovers.
With the pair of wins, Oregon City upped its record to 7-0 in the Three Rivers League and 19-1 on the season.