Savannah Labenz

Basketball ~ Lady Eagles get first win of the season

After a slow start the Lady Eagles were able to pull together and take a 12-11 lead at the end of the first quarter. 

The second quarter is where the Lady Eagles dominated. Lakeland Christian scored four points to begin the quarter. Then the Lady Eagles started their run. Haleigh Gross got a steal, made a free throw and connected on two baskets. Nichole Wormcastle then went to the line and made one free throw, Heather Monk made both of her free throws and the Lady Eagles were on an 8-0 run. Lakeland Christian answered back scoring one from the line. Savannah Labenz hit a two-pointer for the Lady Eagles as they outscored Lakeland Christian 12-5 in the second quarter to make it 24-16 going into half time.

The Lady Eagles took control again in the third quarter. Gross again lead the way with a two-pointer and then a three-pointer. Then Lakeland Christian got two points, but Gross answered back with another three points. 

“Haleigh struggled a little bit in the first half, but she found her shot in the second half,” stated Coach Perlich. 

The Lady Eagles again outscored Lakeland Christian 11-9 in the third quarter to make it 35-25 to start the fourth quarter.

Lakeland Christian outscored the Lady Eagles 10-8 in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough, as the Lady Eagles won their first game of the season 43-35. 

                          1 2 3 4 F

Lakeland Christian 11 5 9 10 35

Churubusco (1-2) 12 12 11 8 43

Player FG FT PTS R

Gibson 1-2 2-3 4 4

Gross 8-14 1-3 19 1

Young 1-10 1-2 3 6

Labenz 3-10 1-2 7 1

Bueker 0-2 0-0 0 1

Wormcastle 0-5 2-4 2 7

Diller 1-3 0-0 2 1

Walker 1-5 0-0 2 1

Blake 0-6 2-2 2 0

Monk 0-2 2-2 2 7

Team Totals 15-59 11-18 43 29

The Lady Eagles shot 13-44 30% from the field, 2-15 13% from behind the arc, and 11-18 61% from the line. 

The Lady Eagles are back in action Friday, November 26th at Eastside and Tuesday, November 30th at Adams Central.

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