OHS finds rhythm

Published 12:02 am Friday, December 13, 2013

Bobcats beat Goshen, 56-52

Opp played with good rhythm Thursday night as the Bobcats defeated Goshen 56-52 at home.

“The guys played extremely well (Thursday night),” OHS coach Sterling Driver said. “They made good decisions. We started pressing them a little bit, and hit some shots outside that really helped us in the first half.”

Driver said GHS went “man to man” on them in the second half.

“We got some pretty good looks at the basket, but toward the end, they hit shots down the stretch,” he said.

Tavise Stoudemire led all OHS scorers with 24 points. JaKeith Edwards backed him up with 17. Derek Savage had eight points, and Ty White and Cale Pierce chipped in three points each.

Driver said Goshen has an athletic bunch.

“They put a lot of pressure on us,” the coach of the 6-4 Bobcats said. “I’m proud of my guys. That was one of those must wins at home.

“We needed a win at home because we got a big (area) game with Southside (Selma) on Monday night. That’s going to give us a lot of good momentum going into that game.”

Goshen’s Qua Simmons led with 21 points. Denzil Green had 13.

In varsity girls action, Opp won 28-2.

Anna Davis led the Lady Bobcats (5-5) with 13 points. Malikiyah Lane added 10 points.

OHS held GHS scoreless with two minutes left in the game, when Lynze Price scored her team’s only points.

Goshen topped Opp 35-33 in B-team action.

Opp’s Greg House and Dewayne Bonham had 10 points each to lead the Bobcats. Evan King chipped in nine points.

Goshen’s Zach Alford led with 14 points.