by Don Hiatt
The Lady Eagles lost a pair of games this past week, 56-41 to Woodlan on Tuesday and 52-48 to Eastside on Friday. Their record is now 1-4 on the season.
Lady Eagles hosted Woodlan Tuesday night. The Warriors came out on a 6-0 run to start the game and finished with a four-point run. But the Lady Eagles were only down six at the end of the first quarter 14-8. Woodlan would use the mini runs to their advantage as they pulled away to a 28-18 halftime lead. The Lady Eagles fought hard but fell to the Warriors 56-41.
“We are playing some really good basketball right now. I know we don’t have a win in the last week to show for it, but we are starting to play the defense we want to play and the offense will come with that,” stated Coach Jamie Perlich. “Against Woodlan, the difference was our shooting compared to theirs. We shot 30% to their 59% on field goals and 50% to their 73% on free throws. I thought we outplayed them in every other catagory.”
Savannah Labenz led the team with 10 points, going 4-6 from the field and a perfect 2-2 from the free throw line. Heather Monk led on the boards with five offensive and six defensive rebounds. Labenz and Kasey Gibson both had three steals on the night.
The Lady Eagles traveled to Butler Saturday night to face Eastside. Churubusco came out on the short end of the score 52-48.
“Eastside was a battle the entire game,” explained Coach Perlich. “They were loaded with senior experience. I was proud of the way we played defensively and played better on the offensive end. A few too many turnovers and some poor free throw shooting in the fourth quarter kept us from getting over the hump.”
Haleigh Gross led the Lady Eagles with ten points and was perfect 6-6 from the free throw line. Alex Walker added eight points and Morgan Young grabbed ten rebounds and scored six points. Heather Monk scored nine points and collected seven rebounds.
The Lady Eagles are on the road for the rest of the week. They will be in action on Thursday, December 2nd at Blackhawk and Saturday, December 4th at Westview.
(Heather Monk shoots for two of her six points against Woodlan last Tuesday. Monk had 15 points and 18 rebounds in two games for the week.) photo by hiatt