Pullins Leads Lady Eagles Over Injured Lady Tomcats

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The Eastern Lady Eagles (9-3, 6-2) flew away with their game against the Trimble Lady Tomcats (6-6, 4-4) 57-20.

At the end of the first quarter the Tomcats led 8-6. However, Morgan Murphy had to leave the game due to medical issue.

Murphy’s departure saw the Lady Eagles opportunity to take the game, and they quickly came back, winning the second quarter 20-2.

Three additional Lady Tomcats were also out: Peyton Dixon, Kaitlyn Spears, and Emily Ward. With an already small roster, Trimble definitely felt the impact of losing some key players.

The Eagles were also short a key player due to a knee injury, sophomore point guard Madison Williams.

The result of the game wasn’t solely due to the loss of a few key players. The Eagles played a far superior game.

The Lady Tomcats were 0-8 for shooting in the second quarter, their two points coming solely from foul shots.

Eastern also started the third quarter with an 11-3 run in the first three minutes. Eastern remained focused throughout the entire game, taking time to line up its shots.

“The (Lady) Eagles are a good team,” Trimble coach Joe Richardson said. “We were playing a perennial power and got the big eyes.”

Eastern was led by junior Laura Pullins, who ended the night with 21 points, nine rebounds, six steals, and two assists.

The Lady Eagles will keep ease on their schedule as they take on Federal Hocking at home on Jan. 7, while Trimble’s road is not looking any brighter when they travel to Waterford to try and take on the TVC Powerhouse on Jan. 7.