Lady Eagles wallop Wahama, 74-10
Alex Hawley email@example.com
MASON, W.Va. — The Lady Eagles remain perfect on the season.
The Eastern girls basketball team improved to 6-0 this season with a 74-10 victory over host Wahama in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup, Thursday night.
The Lady Eagles (6-0, 5-0 TVC Hocking) began the game with a 18-0 run that was broken up with 40 seconds remaining in the first quarter with a 17-footer by Bunni Peters off the Sierra Carmichael assist. Five Lady Eagles scored in the opening stanza and Wahama (0-6, 0-4) trailed 20-2.
The Green and Gold came out in the second period with a 23-0 run to the 1:19 mark when Carmichael hit a free throw to put WHS on the board again. EHS which had eight player mark in the scorebook in the second quarter alone led 47-3 at halftime.
The pace of play slowed after halftime and EHS outscored Wahama 13-to-2 in the third quarter, pushing the Lady Eagle lead to 60-5. Eastern went ahead 74-5 with a minute to play and WHS scored back-to-back baskets to close the game at 74-10 in favor of the Green and Gold.
The Lady Eagles had four players mark in double figures scoring led by Jordan Parker with 16. Katie Keller marked 12 points, Jenna Burdette and Erin Swatzel each added 10, while Maddie Rigsby chipped in nine points. Freshmen Laura Pullins and Hannah Barringer each had six points, Alia Hayes marked three, while Hannah Bailey rounded out the EHS scoring with two points.
Eastern shot 30-of-65 (46.2 percent) from the field and 9-of-15 (60 percent) from the free throw line. The Lady Eagles committed six turnovers, 22 steals and pulled down 38 rebounds, while assisting on 17 shots. Pullins led EHS with seven rebounds, followed by Barringer and Swatzel with six apiece. Parker, Rigsby and Burdette each had four assists, while Keller marked two. Rigsby led the defense with six steals, followed by Pullins and Burdette with four each.
Sierra Carmichael led WHS with eight points, followed by Bunni Peters with two. Wahama was 4-of-18 (22.2 percent)from the field and 1-of-4 (25 percent) from the free throw line. The Lady Falcons had 13 rebounds, one assist, two steals and 30 turnovers. Peters led Wahama with seven rebounds, followed by Olivia Hill with four. Carmichael had both WHS steals and the lone assist.
Eastern will host the Lady Falcons in the rematch on January 27, in Tuppers Plains.
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