Lady Eagles win first district game against Lometa

By Neal Ulmer Making their free throws was a strong factor in the Lohn Lady Eagle 47-45 victory over the Lometa Lady Hornets in a district 1A basketball game held in Lohn on Jan. 15. The win improved the Lady Eagles’ district record to 1-2 and their overall record to 3-14. Lohn started the game shooting poorly making only two points in the first quarter to the Lady Hornets 13 points. Both teams reversed their position with the Lady Eagles scoring 18 points and held the Lady Hornets to five, leading by two points at the half 20-18. ‘The Lady Eagles played a tough and an aggressive game against Lometa. The Ladies started slow, but good free-throw shooting and ball movement put the Ladies back in the game,’ said Lady Eagle girls’ coach Alex Sanchez. In the second half, Lohn scored 14 points and the Lady Hornets 11 for a Lohn 34-29. The Lady Eagles hung in there scoring 13 points, but the Lady Hornets came back to score 16 trailing Lohn by only two points, losing the game 47-45. ‘With good performances from juniors Amy Smith and Chelsea Tuley helped influence good performances from Whitney, Courtney, and Briana both defensively and offensively,’ said Coach Sanchez. ‘Our team stayed composed, even with four girls, the last two minutes of the game. It was a job well done by the Lady Eagles.’ Chelsea Tuley led the Lady Eagles in scoring with 18 points. The Lady Eagles scored 15 of 31 free throws and Tuley made 7 of 10 free throws. She was followed in scoring by Amy Smith 13, Briana Gonzales 8, Courtney Hemphill 6, and Whitney Jordan 2 points.

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