On the coldest Texas night since 1996 fans of the Orangefield Lady Bobcats and the Bridge City Lady Cardinals braved the artic freeze for hot basketball action in Bobcat Gym, Friday evening.

After a close first half the Lady Bobcats turned up the heat to smoked the Lady Cardinals 50-29 in the Dist. 21-3A season opener.

Rebbecca Higginbotham lead the scoring for Orangefield with 13 points, Aimee Scales went to the board for 11 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals. Marissa Wyatt scored 10 points. Ashton Wagner had 4 assists.

Lady Cardinal Jordan Royal led Bridge City scoring with 9 points.

The Lady Bobcats are now 15-7 overall and 1-0 in district play. The Lady Cards are 6-12 overall and 0-1.

See the upcoming issues of the Penny Record and the County Record for photos and more.