Lady Tomcats Can’t Keep Up With Lady Eagles< < Back to
In tonight’s match-up between the Trimble Tomcats and the Eastern Lady Eagles, Eastern defended their home court and won convincingly by a score of 60-34.
As the first quarter began both teams came out heavily aggressive on defense. Both Eastern and Trimble forced turnover after turnover and rarely allowed any open shots from anywhere on the court. The first quarter would end with a low score of 6-5.
When the second quarter started, the offensive play began to finally open up for both teams. Eastern’s offense found its rhythm through its efficient perimeter passing which lead to a number of open looks from beyond the three point line. Trimble, on the other hand, was different when it came to their offensive approach as they consistently tried to work the ball inside whether it driving the lane or feeding it their forwards down low. Both teams also increased their offensive tempo as each team looked to score on a fast break whenever possible.
The game would end up going into the half as a semi-close game with a score of 25-17. Even though the first half ended in an eight point difference, it was the third quarter where the game’s true turning moment occurred.
At the beginning of the third quarter Eastern’s defense went into instant lock-down mode as Trimble’s offense struggled to move the ball effectively. To start the third quarter Eastern would force nine turnovers out of Trimble’s first 11 possessions as they eliminated all passing and driving lanes for the Tomcats.
While their defense went into lock-down mode, at the same time Eastern’s offense began to click on all cylinders as they opened up the third quarter with a 15-0 run. Whether it was hitting outside jump shots or fast break points off of turnovers, the Lady Eagles took control of the game as they won the third quarter by a margin of 24-9 and headed into the fourth quarter with a score of 49-26.
Despite the third quarter not going their way, Trimble still managed to keep fighting for the remainder as they continued to stick with their previous offensive game plan of driving into the lane, feeding their forwards down low, and also knocking down shots at the free throw line.
As the season progresses, look for the Eastern Lady Eagles to continue their momentum against South Gallia on Jan. 12 and keep an eye out for Trimble Lady Tomcats to get back on track as they take on Belpre on Jan. 12 as well.