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2010-12-23 / Sports

Lady Eagles Tripped in Thorndale

by Mike Organ

Lexington opened the 2010-11 district race with a loss to Thorndale 43-38. Lexington fell back in the early going due to Thorndale’s full-court pressure and some unusual calls by the officials. After falling behind even further in the early stages of the second quarter, the Lady Eagles began to slowly rally. Deja Griffin hit a couple of three-point shots so Thorndale could not pack back into the lane on defense. Lexington made a run late in the second quarter to pull back to 27- 19 at the half.

The two teams played evenly in the third quarter, as each team could only score six points. Not much of an output from either team, a credit to both teams defenses.

In the fourth quarter, Lexington closed the gap down to 38-40 late in the game. The Lady Eagles could not get any closer.

Deja Griffin had a good game statistically as she dropped in four treys and a couple of deuces to lead the team with 16-points. Emilie Bell scored eight hard-earned points against a much taller Thorndale defense.

Lexington continues to have problems at the charity stripe. This game they made only seven of 17 free-thrown attempts.

Veronica Richardson was the leading rebounder with six caroms collected. Little Mackenzie Brown chased down four rebounds with hustle and blocking out.

The Lady Eagle JV fell to Thorndale 28-16 also in a rough and tumble game. Kristen Boettcher was the leading point getter with nine.

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