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2011-02-03 / Sports

Lady Eagles Top Academy

by Mike Organ


Lady Eagle Emily Bell plays perfect vertical defense in the picture above. There was no foul 
here! PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Lady Eagle Emily Bell plays perfect vertical defense in the picture above. There was no foul here! PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Lexington kept their playoff hopes alive with a gritty 30-24 win over Academy Tuesday night. Academy took the early lead but Lexington stepped up the defensive pressure in the second quarter. The pressure allowed Lexington to take the lead and keep it the rest of the game.

Lexington and Academy played to a 9-11 first quarter. Little did anyone know that would be the highest scoring quarter for either team. Lexington’s defense held Academy to two points in the second quarter while posting eight.

Lexington’s biggest problem was at the free throw line. They were able to only sink eight of 21 free throws in the game. Academy stayed within reach of the lead late in the game due to Lexington’s inability to make the charity tosses.

Mackenzie Brown dropped in two long bombs for six-points late in the game, which added pressure to Academy’s offense. The tight half-court defense the Lady Eagles put on the Lady Bees helped over come the poor free throw shooting.

Brown led the offense with 11- points. Angel Parks, Deja Griffin, and Emily Bell with seven, six, and six respectively were the other Lady Eagles scoring.

The Academy JV had their way with the Lexington JV girls 40-14. Meaghan Wrinkle led the JV scoring with eight-points.

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