The Orcas Christian School Lady Saints faced off against the Lopez Lady Lobos in an inter-island Northwest 1B match up at Lopez High School on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The Lady Lobos defeated the Saints 60-23.
“It was a good game considering we had 5 players today,” said Assistant Coach, Robin Stillmaker. “The girls did a good job trying out some new offensive plays and Maelle did especially well with 11 points scored.”
Again with just five players due to illness and injury, the Saints’ bench was left shorthanded. Senior Maelle Comrie led the Saints with 11 points and was 100 percent from the 3-point arch. Her sister and Sophomore Alaena Comrie finished the game with 8 points. Junior, Emily Toombs had 2 points and Junior Caitlin Fowler sunk two free throws.
Lopez junior Emalie Hobi led the lady Lobos with 21 points. Freshman Jana Gruenwald was the other Lobo in double digit scoring with 10 points.
Riding the momentum from a huge, 61-52 win against Tulalip, the Orcas Christian School boys’ basketball team proved to be a force once again. This time storming to a 53-21 win over the Lopez Lobos.
In the first quarter, the Saints stifled and stunned the Lobos with their tenacious defense, as they shut out Lopez in the first quarter while scoring 15 points of their own.
In the second quarter, the Saints offensive squall turned into an all-out tempest as they rained down 20 more points to lead 35-3 at the end of the half. Junior, Cameron Aragon had 14 points in the first two frames. 12 of those points came from 3 point range, while Senior, Michael Harris had 6.
During the third quarter, Lopez gained some ground with three, 3-point shots from Senior, Conor Dye. Lopez added 6 more points to cut the lead to 46-18. Harris added 6 more points to his total in the third for OCS and Corey and Cameron Aragon had two points each.
In quarter four, the Saints continued their attack in balanced fashion. Three different players found the score line for the Saints. Senior, Joey Fowler added to the lead with a quick basket while Corey Aragon, Cyrus Amour and Harris added two more each. The Saints added 11 more in the final frame. Amour would continue his dominance at the Forward position with 11 points and several huge rebounds in the game. Cameron Aragon ended the game as the Saint’s leading scorer with 16 while Harris had 14.
The win moves the Saints to 2-0 and in first place in the Northwest 1B league. The Saints have their toughest test of the season this Friday against the 3-0 Lummi Nation.