TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio —The Lady Eagles defense allowed just four points in the second half of Thursday night’s 66-19 Tri-Valley Conference victory over Trimble in “The Eagle’s Nest”.
Eastern (7-1, 7-0 TVC Hocking) jumped out to a big lead early, out scoring Trimble (3-6, 3-4) 22-to-7 in the first period. The Lady Eagles kept the momentum going with a 22-to-8 run in the second period to take the 44-15 lead into halftime.
Eastern did not allow a single point in the third period, while scoring 13 points to increase it’s lead to 42 points. EHS slowed the pace even more in the fourth out scoring Trimble 9-4 in the period, giving the Lady Eagles the 66-19 victory.
“We’re still trying to do some new things and learn on the mistakes we’ve made in the past,” EHS coach John Burdette said after the game. “We’re trying to work on new schemes on defense and do a little better on defense.”
Maddie Rigsby led Eastern with 16 points on the night, followed by Erin Swatzel with 13. Jenna Burdette chipped in with 12 points, Jordan Parker notched 11 and Katie Keller finished with seven. Tori Goble had four points, while Savannah Hawley had three to round out the EHS scoring.
The Lady Eagles were 11-of-14 from the free throw line equaling 78.6 percent. EHS hit a trio of three-pointers on the night, two from Burdette and one from Hawley.
Trimble was led by Nikki Kish and Tia Altier with six points apiece on the evening. Kate Spencer had three points, while Demi Moore and Morgan Murphy each finished with two points. The Lady Tomcats were 7-of-11 (63.6 percent) from the charity stripe, while Altier hit the only two three-pointers for THS.
These teams will meet again on February 4th in Glouster.