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Eagles sweep district foe Macon Central

January 11, 2012

Since suffering a pair of losses at home to Kemper Academy, both the Eagles and Lady Eagles have gotten back in the win column with victories over Macon Central.

Tuesday, the Lady Eagles had a another solid defensive effort in 52-20 win, while the Eagles held off the Vikings, 54-20.

Hebron (14-7, 3-1) shot 55 percent from the floor in the first half and grabbed a 15-4 lead after the first quarter. The girls continued to dominate in the second, while their defense remained solid. The girls led 33-8 at the break.

“We had another good defensive performance,” head coach William Cotton said. “Everybody got a chance to play and really contribute.”

Hebron tallied just 19-points in the second half, but that was after players were shuffled around in
different positions, either way they were still effective.

Alaina Hill led the team with 15-points while Tori Nichols had 14 and Ruth foster grabbed nine. Every player on the roster had a least a point.

The victory helped them move into second place in the district behind Kemper, who’s expected to be the team to beat in the district tournament.

The JV girls were victorious, 28-12 led by Victoria Ferguson 10-points.

Even without Ben Pearson knocking down three pointers all night, the Eagles look like they have gotten back into the swing of things after their latest win.

Not only did they have one of their best defensive games of the year, they scored 50-plus points for the second straight night and moved back to 2-2 in district play.

Hebron had two players in double figures led by Will Corben Rogers with 18-points while David Kinard had 10-points.

The Eagles, (10-9), really dominated from the start, scoring 17-points in the first three quarters of the ball game. By halftime, Hebron led 34-11.

“A lot of times, you don’t look forward to playing teams that you can handle easily,” head coach Tri Nason said. “But I think with the close game at Kemper, playing these last two games were a confidence and also a break before we play again Friday night. It’s going to be tough.”

The Eagles face off with the number one team in the district Winona at home to wrap up their five game home stand.

“If we want to get back into contention for that spot, it’s important that we win this one,” said Nason. “I don’t want to put too much emphasis on one game, but losing it is going to make it a lot harder to battle
back even to second place.”

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