Van Buren splits with Bledsoe
By Andy Southard | December 4, 2017 9:35 am
The Van Buren County High School teams split with Bledsoe County, on Friday night. The Eaglettes couldn’t complete their comeback, losing 51-35. In the Eagles’ game, the Eagles saw their offense come together, scoring a season-high 95 points, in a 95-58 win.
In the first game of the night, the Eaglettes fell behind early, trailing 8-7 after one quarter of play.
In the second quarter, the Eaglettes kept things close, only being outscored 11-9 in the quarter and trailing 19-16 heading into the locker room.
In the third quarter, the Eaglettes outscored Bledsoe 13-12 and only trailed 31-29 heading into the final quarter of play.
In the fourth quarter, the Eaglettes ran out of steam, being outscored 20-6 in the quarter and ended up falling to Bledsoe County 51-35.
Mallory Christian led the Eaglettes with 18 points. Sydney Bouldin chipped in 6 points. Lily Fredricks added 4 points, and Kinzie Johnson finished with 3 points. Emma Scoggins and Mayla Clendenon both rounded out the Eaglettes’ scoring with 2 points each.
In the Eagles’ game, the Eagles jumped out early, outscoring Bledsoe 26-7 in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Eagles kept up the big offensive night, outscoring Bledsoe 26-18 in the quarter and led 52-25 heading into the locker room.
After halftime, the Eagles had their most productive quarter of the night, totaling 34 points in the quarter, and outscored Bledsoe County 34-20 in the quarter. The Eagles would take an 86-45 lead into the fourth quarter.
In the final quarter of play, the Eagles were outscored 13-9 but went on to win by a final score of 95-58.
Caden Mills led all scorers with 30 points. Dakota Simmons had a big night chipping in 14 points, and Bo Walker finished with 11 points.
Other scorers were Sawyer Shockley (8), Hunter Evans (8), Jacob Guy (7), Jared Binkley (5), Axel Rodriguez (5), Jacob Crain (3), Hootie Huerta (2), and Gavin Jaffre (2).
The Eagles and the Eaglettes will both be back in action, on Dec. 5, when Jackson County comes to town. The Eaglettes will start at 6 p.m., with the Eagles to follow. Both teams will also play on Dec. 8, when Cookeville High School comes to Van Buren County High School. The Eaglettes are scheduled to start at 6 p.m., with the Eagles to follow.