Lady Eagles Finish Fine on Parents’ Night
Some people say save your best for last. The Lexington Lady Eagles played what was arguably their best game of the year in defeating Rogers 38-34 on parents’ night. Lexington ends the season with a record of 20-12 and 7-7 in district play. The win by Lexington took Rogers out of the state playoffs.
Lexington jumped out to a 15-4 lead in the first quarter. Lexington scored on a three-pointer by Deja Griffin and a variety of runners, layups, and jumpshots from Angel Parks.
Lexington held on from the first period, although the lead got into serious jeopardy late in the game. It came down to Lexington being able to sink some critical free throws. That is something the Lady Eagles have not experienced success at during the district schedule.
Mackenzie Brown, Emily Bell, and Griffin made free throws late in the fourth quarter. None were more important that the two Bell made to give Lexington its final 38-34 margin.
The Lady Eagles played tenacious defense with busy hands when the ball was at waist level. Lexington tipped the ball out of Rogers’ players hands numerous times as Rogers players were trying to dribble or make a pass. Lexington did get into foul trouble during the game. Parks got her third foul in the second quarter after a scoring outburst in the first quarter. This made the Lexington defensive effort all the more important. All the Lady Eagles played outstanding defense during the game.
All this was done before the players parents, who were honored prior to the game for their donation of time and money, and children to the Lexington basketball program. The four seniors, Griffin, Parks, Bell, and Richardson have been in the program for four years. The have made the team grow from five wins three years ago to 20 this season.