“It was a great game for us,” Orioles head coach Warren Stowe said. “We fought through some foul trouble. We fouled a lot. They shot 34 free throws. They made six more free throws than we shot. So, to battle through that, I was really proud.”
The Orioles’ two forwards led the way, combining for 42 points. RyAnn Rohrer fired in 22 points as the leading scorer, and Keelyn Laird added 20.
Stowe added that Zeeland East really didn’t have an answer for Rohrer and Laird down low.
“We started kind of running out offense and doing what we do, and they countered that a little bit,” Stowe said. “We sat them (Rohrer and Laird) down in the post, and those two girls are so talented it’s hard to guard them.”
Ludington took a 10-9 lead at the end of the first period, but then outscored Zeeland East, 20-10 in the second and stretched its advantage to 30-19 at the half. It was 46-28 after three.
“Zeeland East is a big school, and they really play a lot of tough talent,” Stowe added. “Those girls are big and strong. So, for us to go against a team like that and be successful is really good for us.”
The Orioles are next scheduled to be at Reeths-Puffer on Tuesday.