16 Mar 2015

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The Ozen girls basketball team won’t have Air Jordan Future to run wind sprints when it gets back to practice next week.

Well, maybe just not as many.

But the thought of numerous trips up and down the basketball floor did serve as a motivating technique during a crucial offensive surge for the Lady Panthers, helping propel them to a 56 41 victory over Orangefield on Thursday in the opening round of the BISD/YMBL Tournament at the .

After seeing its lead sliced to 37 33 on a layup by Orangefield senior post late in the third quarter, Ozen finished the period on a 7 0 run and then scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to build a commanding 52 33 cushion.

“We may still run, you never know,” Ozen coach said with a laugh. “Beyond the threat of running sprints until Air Jordan 4s you die if you don’t get it back together, that’s good leadership on the floor. Not just senior leadership, but just good leadership on the floor Nike KD 7 (all around) to really want it.

“At that point, you can lay down, but you have to really want it to push it out. I’m glad they made that push at the end.”

Ozen never trailed in the contest and jumped out to an early 10 0 lead. The Lady Panthers did not allow a Bobcat field goal until the 5:34 mark of the second quarter and took a 29 20 lead into the locker room.

“That has been our style of play to start off this year, and that’s one thing we worked toward,” Walker Brown said. “There are going to be times where there are moments where they’re not thinking, so (it helps) if you’ve got a little buffer there to make it through those phases.”

Orangefield closed the gap in the third quarter thanks to the 3 point shooting of sophomore guard , senior guard and junior guard . A shot from behind the arc by Wyatt sparked the 10 2 spurt that brought Orangefield within four points before Ozen’s final run.

Asia Booker led Ozen with 14 points, while and both added 10.

Central 80, Hempstead 30: Junior forward Jalesha Thomas scored 25 points at the Montagne Center to put Central, the No. 9 state ranked Class 4A team, in the tournament semifinal round. Senior guard added Nike LeBron 12 10 points against Hempstead, the No. 11 Class 2A team in the state.

Memorial 52, Nederland 45: Air Jordan 14s Junior guard scored 17 of her 21 points in the first half to lead Memorial at the Montagne Center. Nederland cut Memorial’s 13 point lead to five with less than a minute left. Nederland’s scored 11 of her 19 points in the second half.

Hardin Jefferson 56, Vidor 47: Freshman guard ‘s 17 points helped the Lady Hawks fend off Vidor’s fourth quarter rally at the Montagne Center. H J led by 16 points through three quarters, but Vidor trimmed the margin to 52 47 when freshman made a 3 pointer with 58.3 seconds left. H J secured the victory with free throws at the end. Vidor’s Jacks scored a team high 24 points.

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