Eastern Picks Up Fourth Straight Win Against Wahama

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A faulty sound system brought Wahama fans, and Eastern Eagles alike, in the singing of the National Anthem before the Lady Eagles chalked up their fourth straight win against the Lady White Falcons 69-14 Monday night.

Eastern (4-0) lost most of their starters to graduation but that has not stopped the young group of girls from coming out every night and holding their own on the court. There is an obvious chemistry amongst the Eastern girls.

“They’re anxious to learn,” coach John Burdette said.

They dominated their passing game and kept their eyes sharp, which allowed for post-player Alia Hayes to rack up 19 of the Eagles 69 total points. During fast breaks, the Lady Eagles still continued to scan the court, looking for open players to hit for the quick and easy shot.

The second quarter did not bring much action. 10 points were scored before the end of the first half, and unfortunately for the Wahama Lady White Falcons only one belonged to them. Due to Lady Eagle Laura Pullins’ three blocked shots within the first few minutes of the game, Wahama just could not get anything going on offense. Top Lady White Falcon scorers for the night, Shalyn Greer and Olivia Mill, only had five points each in the effort.

The Lady Eagles put to use the 22 Wahama turnovers and even after missed shots, Eastern was able to capitalize on their mistakes with 14 offensive rebounds. Even though they were able to force an abundant amount of turnovers, Burdette still says there is still room for defensive improvement.

“We go into each game trying to do what we need to do to get better,” he said.

In an attempt to conserve energy with only six players able to attend the game, the Wahama Lady White Falcon’s took a more relaxed approach to their defensive play.

The Eastern girls were able to capitalize on wide-open shots behind the arc. Although they made but one-third of their attempted 3-point shots, each swish was a rally starter the rest of the team and fans fed off of.

The Lady Eagles will look to continue their unbeaten season Dec. 11 when they travel to Huntington-St. Joe.