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2012-01-26 / Sports

Young Lady Eagles Bop Thorndale

by Mark Strain


Whitney Willrich is seen going up for a shot in the Lady Eagle 8th Grade Game against Thorndale. Whitney Willrich is seen going up for a shot in the Lady Eagle 8th Grade Game against Thorndale. The Middle School Lady Dogs of Thorndale headed to Lexington on Thursday, January 19, to take on the Middle School Lady Eagles. Thorndale was unable to field a 7th grade team, so they combined a few 7th grade players, mixed with 8B players, and fit a team together to take on the Lexington Middle School Eagle 7th grade team.

The Lady Dogs started the scoring with a bucket from a fast pass down court. Lexington’s #4 Jaclyn Alford answered with a bucket to even the score. Then Lexington’s #13 Kynslie Meyer hit for 2 more with 2 seconds left on the clock. At the end of the first, it was 4-2 Lexington.

Lexington pulled ahead in the second period. While Thorndale was able to manage only a single basket, Lexington put up 13 more points, to make the half time score 17-4, Lexington.

After the half, the Lexington defense was showcased again, holding Thorndale to a single free throw, while Lexington piled on 8 more points, ending the third period 25-5, Lexington.


Emma Beard, front, and Courtney Strain guard the Lady Bulldogs close during the Lexington 7th grade win last Thursday, 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Emma Beard, front, and Courtney Strain guard the Lady Bulldogs close during the Lexington 7th grade win last Thursday, PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. The fourth period allowed Lexington to play everybody with the security of a comfortable lead. Lexington added 3 more points to Thorndale’s 4, winning the game with a final score of 28-9.

The Lexington 7th grade Lady Eagles are working well as a team. Their passes are getting better, the defense is getting tougher and for the first time this season, it was easy to see the girls being able to drop coverage on one player and pick up a new threat as they drove the lane.

Scoring for the 7th grade Lady Eagles were: 2 each by #0 Mariah Garza and #2 Emma Beard; 3 by #5 Courtney Strain; 4 each by #4 Jaclyn Alford, #13 Kynslie Meyer and #42 Magen Walch; and 9 by high point scorer #21 Madison Stefek. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN.

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