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2013-01-24 / Sports

Eagles Stung by Academy

by Mike Organ


Madison Bexley tries for a two-point shot vs. Academy. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Madison Bexley tries for a two-point shot vs. Academy. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. After leading 42-41early in the fourth quarter, the Lexington Eagles went ice cold as Academy slipped past the Eagles 57-50. Foul trouble kept Eriq Mitchell out most of the third quarter and at the end of the game. Lexington got a tremendous uplift by Cash Flot as he grabbed offensive rebounds through hustle. After securing the ball, he scored 12 points on put backs.

Lexington jumped out to a big 32-16 lead at the half. From there, it was mostly Bees. Lexington was outscored 22-6 in the third quarter, as Academy fought back to tie the game at the end of the third period. Academy outscored Lexington19-12 in the final stanza. The Bees outscored Lexington 41-18 in the last half.

The first half was a thing of beauty for the Eagles, with the exception of an injury to leading rebounder London Jacob. Jason Washington and Josh Lay kept the ball moving for Lexington. Jacob had scored four points before the injury. Flot had two put backs and Mitchell dropped a three, as Lexington jumped out to a 19-10 first quarter lead.


Nate Holcomb puts up a three-point shot. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Nate Holcomb puts up a three-point shot. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. In the second period, Washington and Nate Holcomb dropped threes, as the Eagles moved on out to their 16-point lead.

Washington led the team in scoring with 16 points. Flot was in double figures with 12 points, all on put back shots.


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