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