Eagles Fall to Lago Vista
Lexington played Lago Vista a tough game Friday night but fell to the home standing Vikings 61- 59 on late scores. The Vikings tied the game with a three-pointer at 59. After the three-pointer, Lexington took a time out to set up a play. Lexington ran the play and Julien Clark got a good look at the basket, but the shot would not fall. Lexington then fouled on the rebound, as one official called a tie ball and the other a foul. The foul stood and Lago made a freebie to take the lead.
Lexington played the game with out Coach Charlie Tucker, who was at the hospital with his family. Coach Hunter Hamrick took the reins and did a good job. Coach Hamrick said the Eagles got off to a good start score wise but the Vikings were getting good shots, just not making them. The Vikings used some of Lexington’s defensive theory on the Eagles to disrupt the Eagle offense.
Lago used a three-quarter court trapping defense that took the Eagles out of their offensive rhythm. Lexington got the ball to the basket to score 59 points.
On the other side of the ball, the Eagle defense never was able to deflect the passes, frustrate the Viking ball handlers, or step into the right passing lane. Hamrick said, “We tried every defense we have and none was effective against the Vikings on this night.
The Eagle JV also lost a heartbreaker by one point to Lago Vista. Donnie Havard and Zach Lay were in double figures in the overtime loss with 12 and 10 points respectively.