By Bryan Davis
The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles ran into some tough competition and tough luck down the stretch of the first half of the 2010-2011 regular season. That last week of action, however, is not how the first portion of the season should be remembered.
The Lady Eagles faced arguably the top girls hoops program in the state in Leake Academy, and they turned right back around and played the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders, who entered the season at No. 4 in the state, and have been playing up to that ranking as of late.
The two losses to Leake and Oak Hill came on the heels of a 13-0 start by the Lady Eagles. There is no doubt that this team is packed with talent and are poised for a lengthy playoff run in February.
The Lady Eagles swept through two pre-season tournaments at Winona and Benton Academy. They took down Grace Christian, and then they opened up at home with a decisive win over Starkville Christian.
Hebron mowed over its next two opponents before facing their first district game against Winona. That would prove to be another big win for the Lady Ealges.
After that, they went on a rampage through the district, taking down Central, Calhoun, Kemper and most recently Immanuel.
That was the last game they played before facing Leake almost two weeks ago.
After the Oak Hill loss, the Lady Eagles were ready to get back on the winning side against Central Holmes, but the host team backed out of the game due to scheduling conflicts.
The Lady Eagles will get another chance to play in 2010, when they play in the Immanuel Tournament next week.
After that, it will January 4 before they take to the court again, as they return home to face Winston Academy. They wonâ€™t play another district game until January 7, at home, against Regents.