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By Bryan Davis
The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles went into the Christmas break with a two-game losing streak, which were the only two losses of the season so far for the girls. On Monday, they got a chance to hit the court for some tournament play at Immanuel Christian, hoping to get a win before facing Winston Academy next Tuesday.
Facing the Lady Wolverines of East Webster, the Lady Eagles came out on top 57-35, in spite of a first-half power outage that delayed the contest for over an hour.
Tori Nichols got things off to a 2-0 start with a lay-up in the first few seconds of the game. After falling behind, briefly, 3-2, Ruth Foster came back down the court and hit a two-point shot to make it 4-3.
Nichols would put up three shots in a row in the middle of the first quarter, giving her team a 12-7 advantage. Alaina Hill would add a single point in a 12-12 tie to make it 13-12 Lady Eagles.
Nichols would hit the final shot of the quarter for Hebron, giving the Lady Eagles 15 for the first, but they would be out-gunned 16-15 in the first.
In the second, Hillary Arnold scored the first two points for Hebron, and Cathryn Moore would add her first two on free throw shots.
Two more free throw shots went in by way of freshman Subrina Oswalt, who made it 22-18 Hebron at that point. Arnold and Moore would both add one point each to make it 24-18.
The score was 24-20 Hebron when a power outage
When the two teams returned from the interruption, it was Hebron that benefited most from the break. Mid-way through the third quarter, the Lady Eagles began to pull away, and eventually took the game by 18 points.
The Lady Eagles will wrap up tournament play this week, and they will focus their attention on Winston Academy, which comes to town next Tuesday.