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2011-01-20 / Sports

Eagles Rip Rogers

by Mike Organ

After starting off with a 7-0 deficit at the beginning of the game, Lexington righted the ship to take the lead 31-27 at halftime. The Eagles began hitting threes, Kaelan Blok, Eriq Mitchell, and Jason Washington dropped in long bombs to frustrate Rogers’ good start.

Washington got into foul trouble, picking up his third midway through the second quarter, but the Eagles continued their comeback as they closed ranks and battled. Xavier Ward and Anthony Robbins battled taller players inside for rebounds and Mitchell, Donnie Havard, and Doug Rhodes harassed the Rogers ball handlers outside.

Rogers returned to early game form in the third period to retake the lead 40-37 as the teams headed into the fourth stanza. The Eagle defense continues to make the team a force in every game. This game was no different. Steals, travels, and bad passes took Rogers’ scoring chances away and added to the Lexington barrage. The result…. A 16-7 Lexington advantage in the final period spelled victory for the Mean Green.

Lexington made several trips to the charity stripe due to hard, quick drives to the basket that Rogers’ players could do no more than reach at or foul on the shot.

Blok led Lexington in scoring with 14 points. Ward and Robbins with their inside presence, scored 12 and 10 respectively.

Lexington is now 2-3 in district action and 3-6 on the season.

The Eagle JV won their first game of the season with a 39-17 win over Rogers. Corey Strain led the team is scoring with 10 points.

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