Despite Stogsdill’s 27, Lady Eagles can’t hold off Greenwood

Junior Guard Allison Stogsdill led the team with 27 points in the loss to Greenwood. Photo by Ted Nolat.

Allison Stogsdill dropped a season-high 27 points in the road loss against Greenwood. The Lady Eagles fall to 3-7 with hopes of turning their season around approaching the midway mark.

The Lady Eagles came out of the gates hot. Gracie Matlock won the tip and laid the ball up for two easy points. On Greenwood’s first possession, the Lady Eagles pinned them back forcing a ten-second call. After these two possessions, the game looked like it would be tight and high scoring the entire way through. The Lady Eagles held a slight scoring advantage 15-14.

The second quarter looked much like the first. The Woodmen counteracted nearly everything the Lady Eagles did; the Lady Eagles were not able to pull away. Going into the half with a 29-26 lead, the Lady Eagles were going to have to keep producing to pull off the much-needed win.

Allison Stogsdill and Anna Fleetwood were leading scorers at the half. Fleetwood, with the hot hand from deep put up nine points. Stogsdill did much more than scoring for the Lady Eagles. Stogsdill stuffed the stat sheet in the first half, putting up sixteen points along with six rebounds and four assists; it looked like there was no slowing her down.

In the third quarter, the Woodmen heated up from beyond the arch. Outscoring the Lady Eagles 24-9, they were easily able to pull away. Sophomore Brooklyn Stubblefield for the Woodmen was able to put up twelve points in just the third quarter. The Lady Eagles needed to stop the Woodmen’s three-point attack if they wanted to win.

In the fourth quarter, the Lady Eagles changed their defensive approach. The Lady Eagles moved from a two-three zone to a three-two zone in an effort to stop the Woodmen’s outside shooting. The change made a difference, but it was too late. The Woodmen barely outscored the Lady Eagles 20-17.

Ashley Buster and Brooklyn Stubblefield led the Woodmen in scoring, both put up fourteen. Spreading the ball was key for the Woodmen, seniors Sarah DeCastro and Bailee Taft both dished out five assists.

Allison Stogsdill led the game in scoring with a season-high 27 points. Anna Fleetwood  went cold in the second half. After putting up nine points in the first half, she put up zero shots in the second.

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