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2013-01-24 / Sports

Lady Eagles Fall to Bees

by Mike Organ

The Lexington Lady Eagles saw a bad fourth quarter translate into their sixth district loss Friday night. The Lady Eagles fell to Academy 36-29. The Lady Eagles were ahead by three points starting the fourth quarter, but fouls and shooting doldrums allowed the Lady Bees a 17-7 advantage in the final period.

Things did not start out good for the Lady Eagles, as they fell behind 8-1. A huge rally happened as Lexington scored the next 10 points in route to a 11-8 lead. It did not last, as Academy hit a trey to tie the game after seeing the Lady Eagles dominate for a large portion of the first and early second quarters.

The third quarter saw Mackenzie Brown driving toward the basket, getting fouled and making free throws. Driving to the basket kept Lexington in the game.

In the fourth period, Brown continued to drive the lane, getting knocked to the floor, but no whistles were forthcoming as they were earlier in the game. Lexington’s aggressive defense had fouls called on them, later in the game. The Lady Bees, to their credit, made the free throw attempts, as they pulled away from the Lady Eagles the last two minutes of the game.


Mackenzie Brown in the most defended area of the court. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Mackenzie Brown in the most defended area of the court. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Brown was the leading scorer for Lexington with 11 points. Madison Bexley was next with nine points. Andrea Plummer led the team with five rebounds, three coming on the offensive boards.

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