Eagles and Eaglettes split their first two games in 2018
By Andy Southard | January 8, 2018 8:18 am
The Van Buren County High School Eagles and Eaglettes opened the 2018 portion of their schedule this past week. Both teams came away with a split in their two matchups to begin the second half their season.
The Eagles and Eaglettes opened the second half of their season with a sweep over Jackson County, on Tuesday night. The Eaglettes avenged an early loss in the season to the Lady Blue Devils, with a 56-41 win. In the boys’ game, the Eagles fell behind early but overcame the Blue Devils and held on late for a 57-51 victory.
On Friday night, the Eaglettes struggled offensively against Cookeville. The Eaglettes were never able to find their groove and lost 65-25 to the Lady Cavs. In the second game of the night, the Eagles battled the Cavs the whole night and forced overtime but were unable to pull out the victory over the Cavs falling 83-76.
On Tuesday night, the Eaglettes jumped out to an early 17-13 lead at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Jackson County outscored the Eaglettes 12-7 in the quarter, and the Lady Blue Devils led the Eaglettes at the half 25-24.
In the third quarter, the Eaglettes retook the lead and outscored Jackson County 15-11 in the quarter and led 39-36 heading into the final quarter of play.
In the fourth quarter, the Eaglettes took control of the game, outscoring Jackson County 17-5 in the quarter, and the Eaglettes won by a final score of 56-41.
Hannah Sullivan led the Eaglettes with 15 points, and Mallory Christian chipped in 13 points. Lily Fredricks added 11 points, and Kinzie Johnson finished with 7 points. Mika Davis tallied 5 points, and Emma Scoggins ended her night with 3 points. Sydney Bouldin rounded out the Eaglettes’ scoring finishing with 2 points.
In the second game of the night, the Eagles fell behind early, trailing 12-10 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Eagles outscored the Blue Devils 14-11 in the quarter and led 24-23 heading into the locker room.
After halftime, the Eagles outscored Jackson County 18-17 in the third quarter and led 42-40 heading into the fourth quarter.
In the final quarter of play, the Eagles held on late, outscoring Jackson County 15-11 in the quarter and won by a final score of 57-51.
Caden Mills led the Eagles with 18 points. Jared Binkley finished with 12 points, and Dillion Young added 11 points. Bo Walker tallied 8 points. Jacob Crain and Sawyer Shockley rounded out the Eagles’ scoring finishing with 4 points each.
On Friday night, the Eaglettes fell behind early trailing 15-9 at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Lady Cavs outscored the Eaglettes 17-5, and the Eaglettes trailed 32-14 heading into the locker room.
In the second half, the Eaglettes were outscored 33-11 by the Lady Cavs, and the Eaglettes ended up losing by a final score of 65-25.
Christian led the Eaglettes with 11 points, and Scoggins chipped in 4 points. Fredricks and Sullivan both added 3 points. Bouldin finished her night with 2 points. Chloe Hillis and Chloe Ragland rounded out the Eaglettes’ scoring with 1 point each.
In the nightcap, the Eagles and the Cavs were tied at 16 points apiece at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Eagles and Cookeville both finished with 16 points, and the two teams went into the locker room deadlocked at 32-32.
In the second half, the Eagles were outscored by the Cavs 27-25 in the third quarter, and Cookeville took a slim 59-57 lead into the final quarter of play.
In the fourth quarter, the Eagles outscored the Cavs 10-8 to force overtime with the score all knotted up at 67 to 67.
In overtime, the Cavs outscored the Eagles 16-9, and the Eagles fell to the Cavs 83-76.
Mills led all scorers with 40 points, and Walker chipped in 17 points. Binkley added 7 points, and Shockley finished with 6 points. Crain and Austin Miller rounded out the Eagles’ scoring, finishing with 3 points each.
The Eagles and Eaglettes will return to action, on Jan. 9, when they play host to Sequatchie County High School. The Eaglettes will get the night started at 6 p.m., with the Eagles to follow shortly after that game. The Eagles and Eaglettes will then travel to Chattanooga for the second annual MLK King of the Court, at UTC, on Jan. 13 Times for those games have not been released yet. See Thursday’s Expositor for full details on the play day and times for the Eagles/Eaglettes games.