Eastern Makes Quick Work of Portsmouth Notre Dame

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The Eastern Lady Eagles dominated their district semifinal game Saturday against the Notre Dame Titans. The final score was 91-35, a season high in points for the girls.

Right from the start, the Eagles flashed their feathers, going on a 10-2 run. Eastern barely gave the Titans time to shoot. They had control of the ball for the strong majority of the game. The key to their powerhouse possession display was the rebounds.

“One thing we’ve been working on, or I’ve been stressing are offensive rebounds,” Eastern head coach John Burdette said. “We haven’t been doing that really well. I think that’s probably one of the best places we can improve as a team.”

The Eagles had 48 rebounds compared to Notre Dame’s nine, the same amount Jenna Burdette had alone. They reached right over and toppled the Titans.

Eastern also had an impressive offensive game, shooting 54 percent from the field as a team.

Jordan Parker led the Lady Eagles’ scoring, posting 23 points, 10 of which were scored in the third quarter alone. She also shot 70 percent inside the arc and had three rebounds. Jenna Burdette was another key team player with 17 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. She came close to another triple-double like the one she achieved against Symmes Valley.

The Eagles will return to Jackson High School Thursday night for the district final. They will face off against No. 2 seed Portsmouth Clay.