Van Buren splits with Bledsoe

By | February 5, 2018 6:55 am

Jacob Crain goes up for a layup in a game earlier this season. Crain chipped in 13 points in the Bledsoe County game last week to help the Eagles pull out the 80-45 win.

Van Buren County High School basketball teams traveled to Bledsoe County High School last week to take on the Warriors and Lady Warriors. The Eagles and Eaglettes ended their night with a split.

In the first game of the night, the Eaglettes fell behind early but would battle back and only trail by four at the half. In the second half, though, the Lady Warriors would hold on late and win 51-41 over the Eaglettes.

In the second game of the night, the Eagles jumped out to an early 29-3 lead at the end of the first quarter and would cruise to an 80-45 win. The Eagles also found out the day before that they were ranked as the #2 team in the state by the Associated Press High School Boys’ Basketball poll. The Eagles have been ranked as high as #1 this season in the poll.

In the first quarter of the Eaglettes’ game, the Lady Warriors jumped out to an early 19-9 lead over the Eaglettes.

In the second quarter, the Eaglettes would come firing back and outscoring Bledsoe County 14-8 in the quarter, but would still trail the Lady Warriors 27-23 at the half.

In the third quarter, Bledsoe County outscored the Eaglettes 13-7 in the quarter and led 40-30 heading into the final quarter of play. In the fourth quarter, both teams would 11 points to their score, but the Eaglettes would fall to Bledsoe County 51-41.

Mallory Christian led the Eaglettes with 11 points, and Emma Scoggins chipped in 9 points. Kinzie Johnson added 6 points. Hannah Sullivan and Mika Davis both tallied 5 points, and Sydney Bouldin finished with 3 points. Lily Fredricks rounded out the Eaglettes’ scoring with 2 points.

In the nightcap, the Eagles jumped out to an early 29-3 lead at the end of the first quarter, and in the second quarter, the Eagles   continued their scoring, tallying 23 points to Bledsoe’s 11 points. The Eagles would take a 52-14 lead into the locker room.

In the second half, though, Bledsoe County would outscore the Eagles 31-28, but the game would be decided in the first half, as the Eagles would win 80-45.

Caden Mills led the Eagles with 18 points, and Jacob Crain added 13 points. Bo Walker and Jared Binkley chipped in 8 points each. Axel Rodrigues and Dillion Young finished with 7 points. Sawyer Shockley and Jacob Guy both ended their nights with 6 points, and Austin Miller tallied 5 points. Hunter Evans rounded out the Eagles scoring with 2 points.

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