Van Buren Eagles and Eaglettes split with Jackson County
By Andy Southard | December 7, 2017 9:32 am
The Van Buren County High School basketball teams hosted Jackson County High School, on Tuesday night. In the first game of the night, the Eaglettes could hold onto their lead and fell to the Lady Blue Devils 58-49. In the Eagles’ game, the Eagles used a big first-half lead to overcome the Blue Devils at home 69-64.
In the first game of the night, the Eaglettes trailed the Lady Blue Devils 19-18 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Eaglettes were outscored again 19-17 and trailed 38-35 heading into the locker room.
After halftime, the Eaglettes outscored Jackson County 11-6 in the quarter and led 46-44 heading into the final quarter of play.
However, in the fourth quarter, Jackson County outscored the Eaglettes 14-3 and went on to win by a final score of 58-49.
The Eaglettes were led by Mallory Christian, who finished with 19 points. Lily Fredricks also finished in double-digits finishing with 11 points. Emma Scoggins chipped in 9 points, and Mika Davis added 8 points. Hannah Sullivan rounded out the Eaglettes’ scoring, finishing with 2 points.
In the nightcap, the Eagles jumped out to an early 17-13 lead at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Eagles expanded their lead, outscoring the Blue Devils 20-11 in the quarter and took a 37-24 lead into halftime.
After halftime, the Eagles struggled offensively in the quarter, being outscored 18-10, but still led 47-42 heading into the fourth quarter.
In the final quarter of play, both teams scored 22 points, and the Eagles ended up pulling the win out 69-64.
Caden Mills led all scorers will 33 points. Bo Walker and Jacob Crain each chipped in 14 points for the Eagles. Sawyer Shockley and Axel Rodriguez added 3 points each, and Jared Binkley round out the Eagles scoring with 2 points.
The Eagles and the Eaglettes will return home, on Friday night, for their final home game of 2017. Both teams will host Cookeville High School. The Eaglettes will get things started with the first game of the evening beginning at 6 p.m., and the Eagles will follow.