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2013-01-31 / Sports

Middle School Girls’ Basketball

by Mark Strain


Out matched in height, but not in talent, the Lady Eagles’ 8A Eagle Defense is seen in action. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Out matched in height, but not in talent, the Lady Eagles’ 8A Eagle Defense is seen in action. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. The Lexington Lady Middle School Girls basketball teams played host to the Lady Cameron Yoe on Thursday night. With the start of the second semester in school, the number of kids battling illness always seems to rise, and so it was for the Lexington Lady Middle School Eagle teams on Thursday.

With a number of girls sick, recovering from illness or missing from basketball action on Thursday, the B Team started out behind as soon as the ball tipped off. While the level of play is improving, the Lady Yoe were overpowering and defeated the B Team Eagles by a score of 22-0.

The 7A team had a little more firepower, scoring 7 points in their game, but the 7A Lady Yoe poured on the heat, amassing 41 points to win the second game of the night. #0 Kegan Walch had 5 points for the evening and #42 Madison Iselt scored the other 2 points.


Stacey Washington puts up 2 for the 7B team. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Stacey Washington puts up 2 for the 7B team. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. The last game of the night belonged to the 8A teams. During the warm ups, the Lady Cameron Yoe produced a team of girls that clearly had the height advantage. Cameron had more than one player that could stand flat footed and rebound the ball over everyone. However, even with the distinct height advantage, someone forgot to tell the Lady Eagles.

Lexington hit the court running. The plan was basic. Allow Cameron to inbound the ball, send #5 Courtney Strain out to harass the point guard, then put #3 Kynslie Meyer, #2 Jaclyn Alford, and #22 Magen Walch at mid court and wait for Cameron to lob the ball. When the point guard put up the lob, the game switched over to softball and Meyer, Alford and Walch became outfielders who swooped in to collect the ball.

If all else failed, #25 Madison Stefek was standing in the paint, taking on all comers. Off the bench were #14 Emma Beard, #11 Dessiny Turk and #10 Clarissa Parker who stepped in and filled in the gaps.


Abbey Dillon looks for someone to accept her pass in the 7A game against the Cameron Yoe. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Abbey Dillon looks for someone to accept her pass in the 7A game against the Cameron Yoe. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. The strategy worked well all night long, allowing Lexington to jump out to a lead in the first quarter that was never relinquished, eventually leading to a winning score of 22-10.

Scoring for the 8A Lady Eagles were: 3 by #5 Courtney Strain, 4 each by #2 Jaclyn Alford and #22 Magen Walch and 11 by high point scorer #25 Madison Stefek.



Kegan Walch for the 7A Girls’ team. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Kegan Walch for the 7A Girls’ team. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN.

Courtney Strain tosses up two for the 8A Lady Eagles. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Courtney Strain tosses up two for the 8A Lady Eagles. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN.

Emma Beard lays up two for the 8A Lady Eagles. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Emma Beard lays up two for the 8A Lady Eagles. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN.

Stormy Mayeux moves the ball down court for the 8B girls. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Stormy Mayeux moves the ball down court for the 8B girls. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN.

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