Eastern Lady Eagles Edge Out Meigs Lady Marauders

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The Lady Eagles took on Meigs Marauders on Monday looking to bounce back after their crushing loss to Oak Hill Saturday 58-52. The Lady Marauders gave Eastern a run for their money as the point differential was never more than 10. However, with a last-minute push from Eastern, the Lady Eagles topped Meigs in this close in-conference rivalry game 50-43.

Becca Pullins led scoring for the Lady Eagles with 12 points, nine of the of her 12 total points came from three-pointers. Laura Pullins recorded 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Elizabeth Collins also put up 10 points and seven boards of her own.

After playing man-on-man defense all through the first half the Lady Eagles mixed it up and switched their defensive strategy to a 2-3 zone to shut down the Lady Marauders shooting offense late into the third quarter. The change up paid off as Meigs only scored 10 more points for the remainder of the game. Meigs leading scorer was their sophomore star Kassidy Betzing with 15 points and five rebounds.

Up next for the Lady Eagles, they head to Federal Hocking to play a red-hot Lancers team for an in-conference game on Thursday. The Lady Eagles hope to improve their 12-2 record, and chalk up another tally mark in the win column. The Lady Lancers are 6-1 in their last seven games. Easter Eagles have not lost an in-conference game in one month.

After suffering their second straight lost tonight, Meigs falls to 6-6 on the season and looks to bounce back against Jackson at home on Thursday. Going into the final 10 games of the season Meigs has seven of their games at home court.