RACINE, Ohio — The Lady Eagles earned their first win of the season in convincing fashion Monday night, defeating Southern 73-15 in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division match up at Charles W. Hayman Gymnasium. Eastern’s defense forced the hosts into 30 turnovers during the contest which led to many fastbreak opportunities.
EHS (1-0, 1-0 TVC Hocking) began the game with a 8-0 run before the Lady Tornadoes (0-1, 0-1) got on the board with two points at the 5:45 mark. The Lady Eagles finished the opening stanza with a 13-0 run and led 21-2 after eight minutes.
The teams traded baskets for the first 1:30 of the second quarter before EHS went on a 15-6 run to end the half. The Lady Eagles held the 38-12 advantage at the break.
Eastern opened the second half with a 10-0 run that lasted nearly three minutes. EHS ended the quarter with a 10-3 run and led 58-15. The Lady Eagles held Southern scoreless over the final eight minutes, while scoring 15 points of their own en route to a 73-15 victory.
Jordan Parker led the Lady Eagles with 25 points on 12-of-15 from the field, 10 steals, eight rebounds and seven assists. Jenna Burdette finished with 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting, six assists and six steals, while Maddie Rigsby scored 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting with five steals. Erin Swatzel was 4-of-13 from the field for nine points, and led the Lady Eagles with 16 rebounds, 11 offensive, on the night. Savannah Hawley had eight points on three of six shooting with four steals, Tori Goble had three points on 1-of-5 from the field, while Katie Keller contributed with four rebounds in the game.
The Lady Tornadoes were led by Celestia Hendrix with six points on 2-of-8 shooting with three rebounds. Jordan Huddleston had four points on 2-of-6 shooting, Jansen Wolfe finished with three points on 1-of-4 shooting with two rebounds, and Maggie Cummins finished with two points on 1-of-3 shooting with three rebounds, two steals and one assist.
The Lady Eagles shot 33-of-62 (53.2 percent) from the field, 6-of-12 (50 percent) from three point range and 1-of-3 from the free throw line. SHS was 6-of-27 (22.2 percent) from the field, 0-of-7 from beyond the arc and 3-of-6 (50 percent) from the line.