Eastern Tops Warren Despite Faltering

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The Eastern Lady Eagles began their home opener strong powerful offensively, defeating Warren 53-44.

The Lady Eagles dominated the court, pushing themselves and the Lady Warriors to the limit. While down, Warren started to pick up a fast offense that Eastern couldn’t keep up with.

As the second half started, Warren’s pace increased and Eastern started falling flat footed. While Eastern tried to hold the Warriors and a lead, Warren kept putting up more points than Eastern could handle.  Eastern led the half 32-18, but the best play from Warren was still coming.

Both teams playing high intensity, fouls were called and tension was rising. Warren was catching up, putting Eastern coach Jacob Parker on his toes.

Warren did not allow Eastern to score until halfway through the third quarter and allowed only six points total for the quarter.  The Lady Eagles were faltering, but still had a slimmed 38-29 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

The Lady Eagles put themselves back together just in time and picked things up to increase their lead against the Lady Warriors. With Laura Pullins playing like a star, Eastern was able to pull away from Warren.

Pullins put up 16 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.  Coach Parker said, “everyone needs a Laura on their team.” Pullins put it together on offense and defense late, pushing Eastern in the win column.

As the season advances, Pullins will continue to be one, if not, the big star for the Eastern Lady Eagles.

Eastern (2-0) and Pullins stay at home on Dec. 7 for Federal Hocking.