The Lady Eagles go 1-1 on the day with an impressive 57-30 win over South Central, and a tough 55-24 championship loss to the Bloomington South Panthers. On Saturday Dec. 28, the Lady Eagles hosted Bloomington South, Evansville Central, and South Central in the Lady Eagles Holiday Tournament.
The Lady Eagles proved early that they were a better team than South Central. At the end of the first quarter, the Lady Eagles led 17-7 and showed no signs of slowing down. The second quarter favored the Lady Eagles.Now up 35-16 at half the Lady Eagles looked unstoppable. Especially Allison Stogsdill who had 18 and remained on pace to tie a school record for most points scored in a single game.
In the second half, the Lady Eagles continued to pour it on. At the end of three, the Ladies were up 44-26. Stogsdill put up a total of 30 points. As a team, the Lady Eagles passed the ball well with 15 of their baskets came off of assists.
The Lady Eagles would have their work cut out for them in the championship round against the 13-2 Bloomington South Panthers.
The first quarter was close and the Panthers could not pull away. With a score of 12-9, the Lady Eagles looked like they could pull off an upset. The second quarter did not go well for the Lady Eagles. The Ladies did not even score in the second. The Panthers put up 16 to be up 28-9 at the half. Scoring came slowly throughout the rest of the game, only putting up 15 points in the second half.
Gracie Matlock was the leading scorer for the Lady Eagles. She had ten points along with a solid eight rebounds. The Lady Eagles had trouble stopping USI commit Addy Blackwell from scoring, she led the game in scoring with eighteen points.