Lady Eagles remain unbeaten in area play
by Lori Tippets
Dec 17, 2013 | 461 views |  0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Jacksonville Lady Eagles took a quick lead in area standings last week beating Hokes Bluff 59-41 and Cherokee County 63-42.

The Lady Eagles (7-3, 2-0) dominated both games from the start.

Against Hokes Bluff, Jacksonville built on a 13-4 first quarter lead to go up 20-10 at the half.

Jacksonville kept the pressure on in the second half outscoring Hokes Bluff 18-15 in the third quarter and 21-16 in the fourth quarter to take the 59-41 win.

Virginia Poe led the Lady Eagles with 19 points. Also scoring in double figures were Dasia Kirksey and Angel Kidd both with 11 points.

Sierra Stone also contributed nine points, and Destiny Easley, Darrien Martin and Quenteeria Mooney all chipped in three points.

The Lady Eagles doubled Cherokee County’s score in the first quarter, 18-9, and outscored the Lady Warriors 35-17 in the second half for the 63-42 win.

Poe, hitting 10-for-20 from the field, once again led Jacksonville with 24 points. Stone, hitting on 5-of-7 from the field ended with 10 points.

Also scoring for Jacksonville were Kirksey and Kidd with eight points each, Martin, 6, Destiny Easley scored four and Ataliya Morgan had three.

JHS boys drop two close area games

Jacksonville High School’s boys’ team finds themselves down two area games after losing two close ones last week. The Eagles lost to Hokes Bluff 61-58 and Cherokee County 59-54.

Despite being outrebounded 33-16 by Hokes Bluff with their 7’2” Purdue bound Isaac Haas bringing down most of those rebounds, the Eagles played a tight game throughout.

Jacksonville was actually up by one at the end of the first quarter 13-12 and had a 34-33 lead going into the locker room.

Both teams battled each other in the second half but it was Hokes Bluff squeaking out the win 61-58.

Cameron Horton led Jacksonville with 25 and Sid Thurmond was also in double figures with 16 points. Lavontae LaCount scored eight points, Tay Ackles 3, and Payton Sims, Miles Clark and Dakota Doss all had two points.

Haas finished the game with 25 points, hitting 11-of-12 from the floor.

The Eagles (3-4, 0-2) jumped ahead of Cherokee County 18-12 in the first quarter but Cherokee County kept them at bay throughout the rest of the close game.

Horton once again led the Eagle scoring with 24 points, and Thurmond, who was 6-for-6 from the foul line, had 16.

Doss added six points to the Jacksonville total with Ackles adding three, Elijah Cunningham and LaCount two each and Sims one.

Tony Pruitt had 22 points for the Warriors.

JCA girls pick up win over Sacred Heart

The JCA Thunder girls’ team picked up an area win to bring their mark to 2-1 in area play, 5-3 overall. The Thunder beat Sacred Heart 50-36.

Sarah Crook had 20 points for JCA with Elysabeth Morales adding 10 points and nine rebounds.

Rachel Russaw had four points, seven rebounds, three assists and six steals in the win with Joeley Cupp contributed eight points.

Pleasant Valley boys lose to Ohatchee

Pleasant Valley lost a close, 59-56 game to Ohatchee in what Pleasant Valley Head Coach Ronnie Preston described as one of the best games the Raiders have played so far.

Pleasant Valley (1-7, 0-2) had three Raiders in double figures with Trey Phillips leading the team with 20 points and seven rebounds, Seth Kirk putting in 11 points and six rebounds, Jacob Harrelson 10 points and Lucas Ford seven points and seven assists.
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