Eastern Girls: Dec. 15-19

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The Lady Eagles (6-3, 5-1) started off the week with another dominating performance, this time beating the Trimble Tomcats 60-38.

This game had the potential to be a trap game for Eastern as they would be taking on the TVC-leading Waterford Wildcats later on in the week. Coach John Burdette made sure his girls were focused on that first game.

Following the victory, the team shifted its focus towards the Wildcats (7-0, 6-0). The inexperience of the Lady Eagles hurt Eastern late in this game as they dropped a to the Wildcats 55-37.

“We came out and played with them in the beginning, as the game wore on their experience took over. Their pressure forced us into many turnovers,” coach Burdette said. Waterford picked up its intensity and hopped into a full court press throughout the game.

“We haven’t faced any pressure like that this year,” Burdette said.

The Lady Eagles were led by Madison Williams and Laura Pullins who both pitched in 14 points for Eastern, combining for 28 of the teams 37 points.

Eastern clawed its way back into the game, cutting the deficit to one point during the second quarter. However, the veteran Lady Wildcats were too much for the young lady Eagles to handle.

Another major factor in the game was that Waterford continued to force the Lady Eagles into multiple turnovers, which created easy buckets late in the game.

“Well work on it and try to get a little bit better,” Burdette said.

But it didn't take long for Eastern to bounce back as they defeated the Rebels of South Galia (1-7, 0-6) 55-26 on Saturday.

The Lady Eagles look to improve on this win Monday night as they take on Warren.