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2013-01-10 / Sports

Lexington Eagles Romp over Rogers 67-47

by Mike Organ


Jason Washington was fouled on this layup attempt. Jason Washington was fouled on this layup attempt. Lexington cruised to a 20-point win over Rogers Thursday night, as the Eagles evened their district record at 1-1. Lexington had four starters in double figures in the win. London Jacob led the scoring parade with19 points. Zach Lay was next with 16, followed by Jason Washington with 14, and Eriq Mitchell with 10. The Eagles played excellent team ball, making 15 assist passes.

Lexington opened the game using pressure to steal the ball from Rogers. Rogers was unable to handle the pressure of the press, turning the ball over numerous times. Lexington led 20- 11 at the end of the first quarter. The Eagles continued to play the passing game, but their scoring slowed down as they scored only 15 points in the second quarter.

Lexington dropped out of the press for the second half. Rogers started fouling quite regularly as Lexington went to the free throw line 14 times in the second half, but making only five. The Eagles face the same mystery the Lady Eagles do at the line. In fact, the Eagles shot better from the three point arc than they did at the free throw line (42.9% to 40%). Imagine that!


Eriq Mitchell shoots a three-pointer over a Rogers’ defender. 
PHOTOS BY MIKE ORGAN. Eriq Mitchell shoots a three-pointer over a Rogers’ defender. PHOTOS BY MIKE ORGAN. The balanced scoring from the starters makes it hard for the defense to target one player during the game. The fifth starter, Cash Flot, had eight points in the game.

The Lexington JV lost to Rogers 31-23. Jakob Moreland, with 10, was the leading scorer.




London Jacob (32) catches a and goes up for an easy score. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. London Jacob (32) catches a and goes up for an easy score. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN.

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