Rebels Ground Eagles with Solid Ball Movement

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A younger team might run into troubles when they go on the road thanks to their inexperience. Eastern’s youth couldn’t adjust in a loud road environment like South Gallia’s, as they fell in this one 57-36.

The Eastern Eagles (5-9, 2-8) got off to a rough start early on as they trailed 17-6 at the end of the first quarter. They couldn’t find a way to recover and get back into the game thanks to inconsistent shooting and getting careless with the basketball.

Their defense was unable to stop South Gallia whenever they drove into the lane and kicked the ball out to open shooters for easy threes. The Eagles gave up several offensive rebounds that allowed the Rebels to get extra shots and increase their lead.

Though it was a rough night for Southern, a few players still put in a nice night.

Kaleb Hill had a nice night for the Eagles, as he had 8 points and 10 rebounds, with 6 of those rebounds being offensive, leading to second chance buckets for the Eagles.

The South Gallia Rebels (5-10, 2-5) used a big night from Braxton Hardy to pull far ahead of the Eagles. Hardy had 22 points and grabbed 6 rebounds and also got his teammates involved with his passing. The ball movement by the Rebels was great all night as they were able to expose the Eagles defense and get easy scores.

The Eastern Eagles will play the Miller Falcons next on February 2nd, looking to bounce back from this crushing defeat.  While the South Gallia Rebels will also take on the Miller Falcons, but on January 31st.