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2010-01-07 / Sports

Eagles Split at Cameron

by Mike Organ

The Eagle basketball team split four games at the Cameron Tourney during the Christmas break. Lexington defeated McClennan County Christian and Hempstead. The losses came to host Cameron and 5A Waco High.

Lexington opened the tourney with a 67-61 win over MCC. Lexington scored 35 points in the first half as they got off to a great start. Lexington held on as MCC staged a rally late in the game. Julien Clark led the Eagle effort with 26 points. Kaelan Blok was in double figures also with 13 points. In all, nine Eagles scored points.

The second game Monday was against Cameron. The Eagles again jumped out to a big lead. Lexington led 17-6 at the end of the first quarter. Cameron caught fire and rallied back to a three-point deficit at halftime. From that point on, the game was all Yoe. Cameron won the second half 30 to 17 and the game 50-40. Clark again led Lexington with 15 points.

Tuesday morning’s first game gave Lexington another landmark win. Lexington defeated perennial power Hempstead 50-43. Lexington hustled, pressured, and rebounded well to limit the usually high scoring Bobcats to just 43 points. Clark led Lexington in scoring again with 17 points. Avahn Crumb did an excellent job of rebounding and controlling the middle defensively.

The final game of the tourney saw Lexington take on Waco High. The 5A Lions should have had their way with Lexington, but had to fight for everything until late in the game when Lexington just played out. Lexington was within six points until Waco got some quick baskets just before halftime to make the break lead 10 points. (36-26). Waco used all 15 players rotating five, fresh players in at a time. All 15 players are equal in ability and quickness. Clark again led the Eagles with 21 points. Blok added nine as all the Eagles contributed offensively and defensively. Coach Charlie Tucker was very pleased with the effort his players gave through out the game.

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