Size matters not for Oakridge in district semifinal victory

The Oakridge girls basketball team could steal a rallying cry from Yoda, the diminutive green Jedi master from the Star Wars saga.
Matt DeYoung
Mar 1, 2012


“Size matters not,” Yoda told Luke Skywalker. “Look at me. Judge me by my size do you? Hmm?”

If you judge Oakridge by its size — or lack thereof — you’d be making a very big mistake.

Despite playing three players who barely reach the 5-foot mark, the Eagles used a frenzied defense and some timely shooting to overwhelm host Fruitport, 54-35, in the semifinal round of the Class B district tournament.

The Eagles advance to Friday’s district title game, where they’ll meet Muskegon Heights, a 37-33 winner over Orchard View in Wednesday’s other semifinal game.

Oakridge’s trio of lightening-quick guards — sophomore Morgan Giddings, junior Sam Eely and Ashley Weaver —wreaked havoc on Fruitport’s ball handlers, especially during the third quarter, when the Eagles outscored the Trojans, 12-4, to take control of the game.

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