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2012-12-13 / Sports

Lexington Basketball Tourney Results

by Mike Organ

Girls

Christen Schneider and Madison Bexley were named to the all-tourney team by a vote of coaches. The Lexington Lady Eagles claimed third place in the tourney held this past weekend.

Game 1-The Lexington girls ran into a quick, athletic group of Weimar Wildcats in the first round. Weimar won the game 47-37, as Lexington fell behind early and was never able to catch up. The Lady Cat defense limited Lexington to an overall 0.283 shooting percentage. The Lady Eagles’ poor shooting performance went to the free throw line with them, as they made 7 of 22 charity tosses.

Game 2-The Lady Eagles found Taylor to be a much better opponent, as they laid a 51-25 whipping on the Lady Quackers. Lexington started slowly, but tripled Taylor’s second half output of 10 points. Madison Bexley was hot from the field, shooting .500 from the floor. She made 4 of 8 two-pointers, 2 of 4 three-pointers, and a couple of free throws, for a total of 16 points. Bexley, not being the tallest player on the court, used positioning and hustle to gather a team high 12 rebounds. Madeline Morton made a great contribution with 10 rebounds.

Game 3 - Lexington and LaGrange met for third place in the tourney. Lexington prevailed 31- 23 in the defensive battle.

Lexington could not get their three-point shooting to go in this game. Lexington only made 1 of 15 three-point attempts. Bexley made 3 of 4 two-point shots and a trey to lead Lexington with nine points. Christen Schneider stole the ball nine times from the Lady Leopards. Schneider played tall, leading the team in rebounds also.

Boys

Jason Washington and London Jacob were named to the alltourney team by a vote of coaches. The Eagles won two and lost to San Marcos Home School consortium in the finals. The Eagles have played four games and practiced twice at the conclusion of the weekend.

Game 1-The Eagles faced a very talented Weimar team in the opening round of the tourney. Lexington came away with a 56-45 win. Washington led the way with 21 points. Zach Lay with 14 and London Jacob with 13 were other Eagles in double figures. The Eagles out quicked the Wildcats all over the floor. Lexington was able to convert on 46% of their two-point attempts and 45% for (article continued in next column) all shots. Washington had five steals and Jacob had four swipes to stymie nine Weimar possessions. Jacob also gathered 15 rebounds in the contest in addition to handing out five assists. Washington gave teammates six assists for baskets.

Game 2- Lexington and Dime Box had an old time Lee County battle, won by the Eagles 61-48. The two teams were separated by only three points at halftime with Lexington leading 26-23. Lexington took the lead with a 17-8 third quarter performance. Eriq Mitchell led the Lexington scoring with 21 points after a sub par performance on Thursday. Jacob again led the Eagles with 14 caroms collected. Stephen Deere led Dime Box in scoring with 14 points. The Eagles were able to steal the ball 19 times with their pressure defense against the Longhorns. (article continued in next column)

Game 3-The Eagles ran into a group of talented basketball players of the San Marcos Home School team. Two of the top players on the team are from Lexington!! Reid and Ethan Dedear are home schooled here in Lexington and join with the San Marcos area players to form a team. The SMHS team outscored Lexington in every quarter. After stealing the ball 19 times from Dime Box, the Eagles were able to nab only 9 balls from the SMHS team. Jacob continued to grab rebounds at a high rate, getting 14 this game. The leading scorer for Lexington was Jacob with 21 points. Washington was the only other Eagle in double figures with 10 points. The Eagles are now 2-2 in the young season.





Eriq Mitchell puts up a short shot in the Lexington Tourney. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Eriq Mitchell puts up a short shot in the Lexington Tourney. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN.

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