Eagles Drop a Toughie to Academy
Foul trouble and a short bench allowed Academy to take a 57-46 win. After leading 20-17 at halftime, the Eagles fell behind in the third quarter and were unable to recover in the final period.
With Kaelan Blok in early foul trouble and Eriq Mitchell both fouling out in the final stanza, the Eagles were still able to play the Bees close in the fourth. Lexington just could not close the deficit from the third quarter.
Mitchell led the scoring with 12- points but the hustle of Zach Lay got him 11- points. Jason Washington and Donnie Havard were defensive pests to the Bees as the two were constantly slapping at the ball or reaching for a ball. Lexington hustled most of the loose balls on the court as they played their hearts out.
The effort expended on defense caused the foul total to mount up late in the game. Blok and Mitchell, Lexington’s height, both fouled out in the fourth quarter putting the Eagles in a hurt on the boards. Not that the remaining players did not try, just that they were outmanned.