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2010-12-09 / Sports

Lady Eagles Mum Mumford

by Mike Organ

The Lady Eagle basketball team improved to 4-2 for the young season with a 49-43 win over Mumford Tuesday night in Mumford. It was not an easy outing for the Lexington girls as they fell behind 12-0 at the beginning of the game. Lexington rallied back to being down 16-8 at the end of the first period. Lexington followed the first quarter with another slow scoring quarter in the second stanza. Mumford led 25-15 at halftime.

Coach Starnes rallied the girls, telling them they played the first half like they had been on a week long break from basketball, which they had. It must have had the desired results because the Lady Eagles played the second half on a completely different level. They scored 17 points in each of the final two periods while limiting Mumford to 18-points the entire second half.

Deja Griffin led the scoring with 17-points. Griffin sank a threepoint shot in the first half that made Mumford guard her on the outside and that opened up some hard drives to the basket. The same story occurred in the second half as Griffin hit another trey which allowed her to drive to the basket. Emily Bell scored 10 points as she benefited from Griffin’s drives.

Rachel Clark joined Griffin with a pair of treys in the game. Angel Parks and Miranda Jones pulled down seven and six rebounds each to limit Mumford’s number of second shots.

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