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2012-02-09 / Sports

Eagles Blasted by Jarrell

by Mike Organ

In a game that was never close, undefeated Jarrell blasted Lexington 53-23 Tuesday night. Jarrell started early as they jumped out 6-0 before Lexington scored. The hustling and darting Eagle defense kept Lexington in the game as they fought to a 23-17 deficit.

The second half proved to be Lexington’s downfall. Jarrell outscored Lexington 19-4 in the third quarter. The Eagles got into foul trouble and limited the aggressiveness of the defense.

In the fourth quarter, it was even worse. Three Eagles fouled out and the Eagles lost their composure on the court. The result was only two points the entire quarter.

Three players fouling out was only part of the problem. The Eagles were called for 27 fouls in the second half, while Jarrell committed only three. Josh Murray was playing man-to-man against Jarrell’s Morgan Cooper, their best scorer. Josh had three fouls in the first quarter as the officials tried to free up Cooper. Jarrell was allowed to be aggressive on the court and Lexington was not, as the game quickly got out of hand.

In a credit to both coaches, the last two minutes of the game ran off with Jarrell holding the ball near mid court and the Eagles standing back on defense. The moves prevented any additional problems on the court.

The Eagle JV lost a low scoring game to Jarrell 29-18. Jamyon Scott led the JV with 13 points.

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