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WEST - Hebron Christian had three players finish in double figures Tuesday night, however the effort wasn't enough to garner a victory.
The Eagles dropped their second game in a row, falling to Old Dominion 68-64 in non-district action. The loss put the Eagles at 6-6 on the season overall and 1-1 in MAIS 3A action.
With the Eagles trailing 31-27 at the half, Old Dominion stretched the lead to 14-points in the third quarter and tried to put the game out of reach.
Instead, the Eagles, coming off a 14-point loss to East Webster on Monday, clawed their way back into the ball game and cut the deficit to as many as two points late in the fourth quarter after outscoring Old Dominion 22-18 in the final eight minutes. Hebron decided to pick up the tempo in the fourth quarter, changing to a half court trap to try and get back in the ball game.
Hebron had success shooting from the outside, all 12-points in the first quarter came from behind the arch as the Eagles trailed by one. The shootout continued in the second period as Old Dominion finally switched to a man defense which led to several turnovers.
Head coach Tri Nason said the two teams were very similar in styles.
"They had a bunch of quick guys who could shoot threes and drive around and make the layups" he said. "And thats the same thing that we like to do. We had a few miscues in the ball game, but overall I thought we played well."
David Kinard led the team with 17-points followed by Will Corben Rogers with 16 and Hayden Carty rounded out the top scorers with 14.
The Eagles close out the week on the road when they take on Starkville Christian School Friday.View more articles in: