By Bryan Davis
The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles (21-2; 9-0) could not dominate the Lady Rams of Immanuel, as they have others this season, on Thursday night. Hebron, however, did outlast Immanuel, claiming the district win by a 46-34 final.
Nearly four and half minutes ticked off the clock in the first period of the gam before either team was able to sink a basket. With 3:32 left on the ticker, Tori Nichols finally put in the first two points of the game on a lay-up.
Nichols would make it 4-0 with another two-point shot. Immanuel got their first point on a free throw, before Nichols would add her third and final shot of the frame.
Two more points from the Lady Rams made it a 6-3 affair going into the second.
In that second quarter, the two teams did step it up a notch on offense. Hillary Arnold set the tone for the Lady Eagles, sinking a three-point shot to make it 9-5 Hebron.
Senior Cathryn Moore then added three points of her own to make it 12-7. Magen Tapley got in two points before Nichols would add five more points.
Arnold’s three-pointer at the buzzer sent Hebron into the locker room with a 23-14 lead of the Lady Rams.
Things tightened up a bit in the third, as Hebron was only able to sink 10 more points to Immanuel’s nine.
Beverly Blake started the quarter off with a three-point shot, as the Lady Rams continued to shut down the inside game for the Hebron girls.
Nichols would put up four points in the quarter, with Moore sinking another three to send Hebron into the fourth and final quarter leading by 10.
Tapley punched in a two-point shot, and a free throw, to start the fourth, giving her team a 36-23 lead. Nichols put in another basket before Moore would sink her third three-pointer of the night to make it 41-32.
Moore and Tapley would add one more shot each, and Subrina Oswalt put in a pair of free throws to widen the lead to eight for the win.
Nichols led the Lady Eagles in scoring with 17 points. Moore scored 10 points on the night.
Arnold had six points, and Tapley scored seven for the Lady Eagles.
Hebron will be on the road tomorrow night to take on the Oak Hill Academy Raiders. That game will start at 6 p.m., with no junior varsity games prior.