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2012-02-23 / Sports

Eagles Fall to Milano in Warm Up

by Mike Organ

Lexington and Milano battled evenly for 3 ½ quarters before Milano moved ahead late in the fourth period. Eriq Mitchell was on with his shooting as he hit from three-point land, jump shots, and drives. The problem was foul trouble, which limited his time on the court.

The teams got off to a great start. The hustling, in- your- face, Lexington defense caused Milano to be off their game for most of the first three quarters. Lexington played lights out and made their lay ups early on, as they held the 1-A district champs down.

Mitchell made a three-point shot and Jason Washington put in a couple of easy lay ups as the teams battled to halftime with Milano leading 19-18.

The third period saw a little more offense as both teams scored in double digits. Lexington got some steals early and took the lead briefly after a Donnie Havard three. The hustling Lexington made some plays you don’t normally see. Washington missed a lay in, Zach Lay was on the other side, grabbed the rebound, put up a shot that missed, got his own rebound, and finally put the ball in the nest. Milano regrouped to take a 33- 31 lead at the end of the period.


London Jacob was fouled on this attempt at two against Milano. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. London Jacob was fouled on this attempt at two against Milano. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Lexington’s defense kept them in the game the first half of the fourth period as their shooting went stone cold. Lexington was not able to score a point until Mitchell dropped in a three-pointer with less than a minute to go in the game. That was to be Lexington’s only points in the period as Milano ripped off 13.

The Eagle defense continues to carry the team, with the offense



Zach Lay makes a move toward the basket against Milano. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Zach Lay makes a move toward the basket against Milano. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN.

Jason Washington hustles and plays tight defense for the Eagles. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Jason Washington hustles and plays tight defense for the Eagles. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN.

Will Holcomb looks down the lane. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Will Holcomb looks down the lane. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN.

Antonio Washington goes up for two against Florence. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Antonio Washington goes up for two against Florence. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN.

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