Eastern tames Lady Tomcats, 89-7
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TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — The Eastern girls basketball team had four players reach double digits in scoring, which is more than visiting Trimble did all of Thursday night during an 89-7 decision in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup at the Eagle’s Nest in Meigs County.
The Lady Eagles (2-0, 2-0 TVC Hocking) tipped off their home season in style, as EHS held the Lady Tomcats scoreless in the first half en route to a 47-0 intermission advantage. Eastern led 26-0 after eight minutes of play, then went on a 21-0 surge in the second canto to establish such an insurmountable lead at the break.
The Lady Tomcats (0-3, 0-2) finally broke into the scoring column early in the third period, but Eastern still managed a 23-5 run during that span — allowing the hosts to take a 70-5 advantage into the finale.
The Lady Eagles — who had all eight players contribute at least five points apiece to the winning cause — closed regulation with a 19-2 surge, wrapping up the 82-point triumph.
Jordan Parker led the hosts with a game-high 19 points, followed by Jenna Burdette and Katie Keller with 16 markers apiece. Laura Pullins added 10 points to the winning cause, while Maddie Rigsby chipped in nine markers.
Erin Swatzel was next with eight points, Hannah Barringer added six points and Alia Hayes rounded out the scoring with five markers. EHS hit eight trifectas and went 9-of-15 at the free throw line for 60 percent.
Nikki Kish led THS with three points, followed by Cassidy Moore and Morgan Murphy with two markers apiece. Trimble finished the night 1-of-4 at the charity stripe for 25 percent.
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