Tori Eliis had a triple double Friday night as Hebron Christian School snapped a three-game losing skid with a 62-50 win over AA West Memphis.
Ellis knocked down 28 points, grabbed 20 rebound and blocked 10 shots in arguably her most complete performance so far this season.
Head coach William Cotton says the girls are coming around and looking like they should, a playoff ball club.
“Our shooting percentage was up tonight, that’s what we need to have every night,” he said. “But there’s still room to improve.”
The Lady Eagles shot 43 percent from the floor on the night, one of their highest of the season so far. Along the way, they’ve had a tough schedule facing Class AAA Heritage and Starkville Academy as well as the reining Class A girls’ champions in Delta. That won’t get any easier when they travel to Greenville Monday night to battle Washington School.
Hebron had a close call in the third quarter with a 19 point lead that slimmed down to five before they were able to pull away for good. A 19-point effort in the fourth was the icing on the cake.
Alaina Hill and Ruth Foster finished in double digits with 10 apiece. Each grabbed three and four rebounds respectfully. Beverly Blake tallied five and had nine boards.
The junior high girls earned their third win on the year, 32-13.
Rebekah Falkner paced the girls with a team-high 10 points while Holly Hudson knocked done nine.
West Memphis 61-41 Hebron
Meanwhile the Eagles were handed their first loss of the season, 6-1-41 to West Memphis, who finished third last season in AA basketball.
Will-Corben Rogers scored a team-high 20 points in the loss as the Eagles moved to 2-1.
Monday, Hebron travels to Greenville to take on Class AAA Washington School in varsity action. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.View more articles in: