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January 6th, 2012
PHEBA - Hebron's offense had a tough time clicking Thursday night, fortunately, their defense wasn't.
The Lady Eagles (12-7) overcame a two point second quarter slump to pull out a 37-29 win over Class AAA Heritage Academy. It was the fourth consecutive win for the girls who are now 6-0 at home this season.
"I was most pleased with how we played on defense tonight," head coach William Cotton said. "Our offense wasn't near up to snuff. We tired to switch it up between man to man and zone and box out their best shooter. All the defensive strategy worked."
After having a week off from competition, the Hebron Eagles and Lady Eagles return to the basketball court to tip off the second half of the season Thursday night.
Both the girls and boys teams will take on regional rival MAIS Class AAA Heritage Academy at home. Games are slated for 4 pm.
The Lady Eagles have had this game marked on their calenders since the season opening loss to the same Lady Patriots by 10-points. Hebron had Heritage on the ropes for the majority of the ball game as Rachel Hollivay and Tori Nichols battled in the crease all game long.
West Point was handed their third consecutive loss Tuesday night. And at 5-10, itâ€™s tough to really tell how well the season is going.
â€śWe still havenâ€™t put it all together, and weâ€™re still not playing as good as we should have,â€ť head coach Brad Cox said. â€śBut weâ€™re very close. The record looks a lot worse than it really is.â€ť
The Green Wave lost a heartbreaker, 52-49 on the road at Louisville. Itâ€™s their first game back since December 20.
Leading 23-21 at the half, the Green Wave found themselves down six points in the first two minutes of the third quarter and really never recovered.
Oak Hillâ€™s Raiders and Lady Raiders look to continue their hot winning streaks later this week when they make the trip to Grenada to play in the Kirk Academy tournament.
The Raiders are entering the second of the 2011-12 season riding a season-best six game winning streak after picking up a pair of victories over Desoto (Ark.) and Benton in the holiday tournament hosted by Carroll Academy last week.
The boys 11-6, used a second half 40-point performance to score their second-highest point total of the season, 70-37.
December 30th, 2011
CARROLLTON - Oak Hill Academy continued their impressive mid-season run Thursday with a 61-26 victory over Class A Benton in the Carroll Academy Christmas tournament.
The Lady Raiders, 15-4, had three players finish in double digits, led by Tori Ellis who bounced back with 18-points for the game including 16 in the first half alone.
â€śWe played a whole lot better than we did the day before,â€ť head coach Stan Hughey said. â€śWe were really intense on our defense and we shot the ball well.â€ť
CARROLLTON - A second half onslaught Thursday night helped the Oak Hill Raiders to a 70-37 win over Benton Academy in the Carroll Academy Christmas tournament.
Leading 26-24 at the half, the Raiders 11-6, outscored Benton 44-13 in the second half to lead them to victory.
"We looked a little sloppy in the first half," head coach Brian Middleton said. "We went on a run midway throughout the third quarter and played a lot better defensively."
STEENS - Six minute quarters could have hurt or helped the Hebron Lady Eagles Wednesday afternoon.
Either way, it didnâ€™t matter as the girls notched their third win in a row with a 36-21 win over Vardaman in the Immanuel Center for Christian Education Holiday tournament.
Due to time constraints, the games were played within an hour time limit.
CARROLLTON - The Oak Hill Academy boys and girls basketball teams continued their winning streaks Wednesday afternoon, pulling out a pair of wins over Desoto in the Carroll Academy Christmas Tournament.
Anna Ready and Shay Atkins led the girls with 14-points apiece in a 50-24 victory, extending their winning streak to three games.
â€śWe came out really sluggish today, we didnâ€™t defend too well at all,â€ť head coach Stan Hughey said. â€śYou could tell weâ€™ve been out for while.â€ť
It wasn't pretty, but Hebron survived a fourth quarter comeback and pulled out a 46-45 win over host Immanuel in their holiday tournament on Tuesday in overtime.
The Lady Eagles had a three point lead with seconds to play in the fourth quarter before head coach William Cotton called a timeout to regroup his players and set up on defense. The Lady Rams last ditch effort from 25-plus feet was nothing but net sending the game into overtime.
Hebron Christian Schools returns to the basketball court today at Immanuel. The Lady Eagles battle Vardaman at 2 p.m followed by the Eagles and Cahawba.
Oak Hill returns to the court this morning at Carroll Academy for their holiday tournament. Both the Lady Raider and Raiders take on Desoto starting at 10 a.m and the boys immediately following.